Welcome to the inaugural post in my new month-long work series! A little lengthier than normal but I promise it's worth it.
This series is going to be focused on how to dress as a respected professional female without having to feel drab and uncomfortable. We often fear that we will not be taken seriously if something looks "too fashiony" or "sexy", but this is complete crap. There IS a fine-lined balance and it CAN be done. Be proud of your workfits my fellow female profesho's! I take the same amount of pride in my work outfits as I do in my weekend wear.
Patterns and color are historically pretty taboo (NYC finance industry specifically) and to a certain extent, I agree. I wont be rocking my red polka dot dress to a meeting just because it's conservative, but I also refuse to wear that dreary grey dress everyone and their mother owns from Banana. New Yorker's also have to take into consideration that our workfits need to seamlessly transition from the boardroom to the bar. No one has time to go home and change nor does anyone go home straight after work. I cannot remember the last time I did that and if you are guilty of this, you won't last here and you clearly do not belong here. BYE.
The dress featured below has fabulous button details and reminiscent of those sexy plunging blazer dresses that are oh-so-popular. Paired with strappy black stiletto's instead of a standard solid pump to add even more detail. This is a fashion forward piece yet extremely work appropriate with a great sexy v conservative balance. A++
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Kate Spade