Corporate Wardrobe 101

Working environments can be kind of tricky.  No matter how casual Friday’s are, there is always a fine line when dressing the part in office.  Try these fashionable ways to re-vamp your work look: 

1) Invest in a great pair of pumps.  Splurge in your footwear. Think ROI here. How many times can you wear a well-made shoe? It's an investment that is well worth every dollar! The right shoe is essential to almost every work outfit.  Keep in mind; these shoes are made for walking; comfort is key ladies!

2) First impressions are crucial. When networking, you should always look professional but trendy.  Give them a reason to spark a convo. Why do you think there are articles of clothing that are categorized as a conversation or statement piece? Go for a bold printed skirt or pants. Pair it with muted accessories in the neutral family. Blush is really on trend right now. A bold print with neutral accessories shows that you are a risk taker but understand how to play it safe as well.

3) Show your creative side by building your own suit.  This is very easy to do with staple pieces. Take structured separates such as your favorite peg leg or harem pants and pair them with a nice tailored shirt and suit jacket.  These pieces should fall into the gray, black and navy hues.  Opt out of over-sized accessories and instead show detail in your shoes or work bag.

4)   Wear that statement watch that you hardly wear, or those flawless VVS stone diamond cut studs.  By wearing pieces such as a high-end watch or jewelry piece it shows that you invest in YOU! It's an indicator to your employer that you put your money into things that appreciate over time.

Check out Gabrielle Union For New York & Company Collection. It has some great pieces for the boardroom.