|Via The Gentleman|
On Friday, I had the pleasure of finally meeting up with an alumnus from my undergraduate alma mater. After several email exchanges and a phone chat, it was nice to sit down over lunch. Some time ago, I volunteered to serve as a resource for alumni seeking and currently holding positions within my field. I'm always happy to share my career experiences. After discussing everything and the kitchen sink, we ended up on workplace dressing. It's impossible to come to my office and not be drawn to what people are wearing. I like my workwear to feel smart, sharp, tailored, purposeful, timeless and (most importantly) authentically me. Clothes should be an extension of ourselves and we all know I'm partial to a very polished/chic approach to dressing.
Regardless of where I'm headed there's a consistency to my style. I can't imagine dressing like someone else for the office. Lucky for me I've always interned and worked for companies where casual isn't exactly in the lexicon and being polished is paramount. When it comes to office dressing, The Gentlewoman says it best- "She's opted for power dressing in it subtlest form, with superb fabrics sculpted to the body." Exquisite fabrics and tailoring make workwear all the more fun. Dressing to command respect is of utmost important when you look as young as I do.
There's something refreshing about professional, no nonsense clothing, appearing in an editorial. I've been reading The Gentlewoman since the onset and it's become a favorite because of the inspirational women featured who are at the top of their fields and look quite wonderful doing it. The looks above are very similar to the separates I've been wearing to work lately. I love dresses for work, but there's something nice about separates that coordinate with one another. So who's ready for the work/school week to begin?
PS- If only the lovely Donna Hemmingsen was compulsively checking two phones... Yes, that would be me.