Dress for Success: Business Lookbook

Have a job interview coming up? A meeting?  A presentation?

In all of these instances, looking your best in a corporate setting is a major component of how good you feel. As the saying goes, “If you look good, you feel good.”

Recently, I attended a leadership training conference, so I put together a few different business casual and business professional options for you all:

  1. Pop of Color

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Many people associate business clothes with neutral colors, such as black, navy, white, and beige. However, I love adding a bright pop of color, such as this pastel pink, into an outfit. I paired this Pink tie up blouse with black pants, strappy heels, and a crossbody bag.

2. Classic Look

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This look is what I imagine to be the “typical businesswoman” look. It features a crisp white blouse with a pencil skirt and basic three-inch pumps.

4. Suit Up!

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To make any outfit business professional, just take the last outfit and add a navy blazer to it. It instantly makes it a suit, and you’ll look so classy.

4. Little Black Dress (LBD)

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Another easy way to be business professional is an elegant, form-fitting LBD that touches the knees. While LBDs are a staple to any girl’s closet, it is important that the dress comes just above the knees because you don’t want to look like you’re heading out to the club.

I hope this lookbook gave you guys some tips and tricks to rock that presentation or interview and secure that job!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

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Top Fashion Picks For Spring

Hey loves!

With spring just around the corner, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been eyeing while shopping online. My favorite stores are Zara, Forever 21, and J.Crew. Living in NYC has definitely given me that “city chic” style, but I also love the “Down South Prep” look as well. Overall, you could say that I’m a fusion of the two contrasting styles.

Enjoy my top picks for spring!

  1. LEATHER BIKER JACKET

    199.00 USD

This jacket looks like it was made for an edgy biker girl (aka NOT ME), but I think black leather jackets are a staple in every girl’s closet. They could instantly dress up a white t-shit and boyfriend jeans.

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2. SHIRT WITH FINE PLEATS

$39.99

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3. I NEED THIS SHIRT IN MY LIFE! (Just waiting for it to go on sale). The cutouts and scallop details are just so girly; this shirt was made for me.

EMBROIDERED TOP

39.90 USD

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4. This spring, off the shoulder tops are making a comeback from the 90s, and I definitely support them. Simple shirts (like the one below) add such a cute element to your outfit.

New Look Frill Off Shoulder Denim Top

$25.64

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5. Here’s an off the shoulder dress. I love this color and print, as well! Super cute.

Contemporary Ornate Mini Dress

$22.90

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6. Cutout A-Line Mini Dress

22.90 USD

I think simple , solid-color dresses are so nice for spring. Since there are no distracting prints, it makes the look more casual for school. This yellow color is also just so appealing to the eye; you’ll def stand out from the crowd!

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7. FACTORY RUFFLE CHIFFON DOT TOP

Originally $79.50. But its on sale for $38.99!

Call me a mom, but these chiffon blouses are so my style. Not only are the classic and time-less, but they can be dressed up as business casual or dressed down for school. I especially love the dots on the top too.

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8. FACTORY SECRETARY BLOUSE

Originally $75. But now on sale for $44.50!

Again, another one of these business-like blouses. The light pink one is just too adorable to pass up.

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9. BOY SHIRT IN CRINKLE GINGHAM – Hyacinth

$69.50

I’ve always loved pop-over shirts, because they’re so easy to throw on in the springtime, as well as instantaneously make you look put together. When I came across this on J.Crew, I loved that it was short sleeves too.

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10. Lastly, I’ve been eyeing these TORY BURCH MILLER SANDALS in PATENT LEATHER since last summer, but never wanted to splurge on them. But I’ve been saving up, so hopefully I’ll get my hands on these by the end of winter. These patent sand thong sandals are so classic (there’s a trend here…) and easy to pair with anything. Whether you’re wearing Lululemon leggings or wearing a cute sundress, these shoes are perfect for every-day use.

$195.00 USD

 

Those are all of my top picks for the upcoming spring season. I think they show an array of styles that are perfect for anyone.

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Are you warm or cool? Find out your skintone here!

Have you ever bought that periwinkle dress you’ve been eyeing and realized it look terrible on yourself? Then, you might have warm undertones.

Or have you ever swiped on a red lipstick and it looked horrendous? Then, you probably have cooler undertones.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKINTONE:

Warm Tone:

  • If you tan more readily than burn.
  • If gold accessories compliment you better
  • Generally, you might be tanner, have dark hair, and brown or hazel eyes
  • If your veins appear green
  • Earth-tones, peaches, reds, and corals look best (in terms of clothing)
  • Your skin pops in true red lipstick

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Cool Tone:

  • If you burn more readily than tan
  • If silver accessories look better
  • Generally, you might be paler, have lighter hair, and green, gray, or blue eyes.
  • If your veins appear blue or purple
  • Jewel-tones, silvers, and cool pink look best
  • Your skin pops when wearing a more blue-based red or light pink lip color.

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For the gold vs. silver jewelry test, look at which metal makes your skin glow and teeth brighten. Do your eyes look clear and bright?

It may be discouraging, not looking good in your favorite colors. But here are some tips to still incorporate warmer colors on cooler skin and cooler colors on warm skin:

If you love red lipstick, choose colors that fit you palette. If you have a warm skin tone, choose true reds and bright pinks. If you have cool skin tone, choose blue-based red colors.

You can still wear your favorite colors, but you can adjust the shade. Take the color, yellow for example. If you are warm, choose bright or earthy shades; if you are blue, choose soft and light yellows.

*Take into consideration that these “rules” are not set in stone. Just like you choose the shape of clothing to best fit your body, you may adjust the type of colors to best compliment your skin tone.

For example, I have a warm skin tone (dark hair, brown eyes, tan skin), but I still love wearing blue. While light sky blues make me look blotchy, navy and dark blues enhance my olive undertones:

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Bright tomato reds and oranges look great on warm skin tones:IMG_8092

As you can see, the olive shirt had earthy tones, so it compliments my warm skintone.

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Since I am not cool-toned, here are some celebrities who ARE cool-toned. Look closely at the shades that they are wearing. Most celebrities hire an image consultant, who are aware of what makes their skin and other features stand out on the red carpet.

  1. Taylor Swift
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The royal blue dress, pink lipstick, and silver earrings accentuate Swift’s blonde hair and skin

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This pastel amethyst paired with nude pumps suits Swift’s fair skin.

2. Anne Hathaway

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3. Cara Delevingne

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Silver looks great on cool-tones!

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While I am not a registered color analyst, I hope these tips will help you look your best and enhance your natural features.

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤