Hey, Business Fashionistas…CeeCee here. I can’t be the only gal out there that has troubles finding the perfect outfit to wear to an important business lunch. It really can get quite stressful, but a good tip to go by is to always dress up and not down. As Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
A suit is always a good choice when you’re unsure, but honestly sometimes I find them a little boring. First impression is everything in business and being in Marketing and PR, that’s especially true for me. I most definitely wouldn’t want to be labeled as dull or uninteresting, so here are a few trends that I follow to spice up my business wear wardrobe.
Cleo Sleeveless Top
TREND: Pantone’s Colour of the Year
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be on trend without looking unprofessional is to wear one piece of clothing that is in Pantone’s Colour of the year. This year’s colour is Radiant Orchid and it most certainly adds a pop of colour to your basic-black business look.
Top available at Cleo $39*
Madden Girl Sandals
TREND: Ankle Strap Sandals
Ankle strap sandals are everywhere at the moment and I love them! They’re comfortable, easy to wear and they even show off my bright pink pedicure!
Sandals available at Sterling $75*
TREND: The Tuxdeo Jacket
Boy meets girl in this popular menswear-inspired trend. I love the versatility of the tuxedo jacket, you can pair it with matching tuxedo pants to get a super-smart chic look or match it with a loose-fit trouser for a more casual comfortable look .
Jacket available at Cleo $89*
TREND: Tote Bag
Smartphone, tablet, lipstick, powder, keys, water bottle, wallet—the list of items in my handbag seems to be forever growing. So…I need the ultimate work carry-all and this is it!
Bag available at Sterling $57.99*
Browns SocialHouse just opened around the corner from my favourite mall, so needless to say I eat there frequently. It’s the perfect place for a business lunch, a ladies night or a date night! To win a $50 Browns SocialHouse gift card, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who you would like to have lunch with.
*Prices quoted are before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.