Work is not only something you do at the office. It can be done anywhere-coffee shops, diners, parks, you name it. If you are running a business deal in the boardroom, meeting with clients over dinner, or attending social events with other stylish women, the key is to look the part. People will respect you more when they see that you put in the effort to be presentable. So, come with your A game.
The first step is confidence. Know that you look good. We all have our days when things do not go right. The doctor gives us unexpected news, our hair won't stay put, and the baby keeps on crying. This is life and unfortunately, we cannot change a thing. We only have the power to control our reactions. Confidence gives us that we can push past these situations.
The next step is your appearance. Yes, I am talking clothes, fashion and everything in between Get out an outfit that says, 'I respect your business and I look good while doing it!'. There is nothing wrong with wearing a print pantsuit that is lined with faux leather. Simply ensure that it is appropriate. Pairing it with heels would not be a bad idea either. Showing your personal style is great in any professional setting.
What makes you different from all of the others is your savvy. Pumps always help in this area, as they bring about a undeniable flair. But, if flats appease you, get a sharp and crisp pair. Take loafers, for instance. They are clean-cut with a precise shape. Invest in them. Oxford shoes work well too and go great with tapered pants. You will be chic, stylish and professional.
Fashion has its place in business as much as it does on the runway. The key is keeping everything in proportion to the setting. What you wear at a show may not be suitable for a corporate dinner. But, that does not mean you cannot be fashionable. Express yourself in style while paying attention to the scene.
These tips will keep you stylish and ahead of the game. While you are closing deals, remember that you successfully look the part as well. Business is about your confidence, dress and attraction. Do not sell yourself short.