Woman On The Go

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If there’s one thing we all crave, its simplicity. How many times have you looked at your calendar and wondered how you were going to fit all of your commitments, dates, and meetings into one day? Or week?

The modern woman is always on the go. From the boardroom, to the office, to happy hour with the girls, there is no space in her schedule for breaks or wardrobe changes. So when a busy day is on the horizon, how does the contemporary, professional stylista go about making sure that her look is fun, flawless, professional, and most importantly, professional? Transition clothing is the name of the game.

The key is not to try too hard; you must appear effortless and composed. You’ve got enough to worry about besides figuring out what to wear. Scroll down for a list of some our favorites.

Cutout Tops/Dresses with a Modern Blazer

Rachel Roy Cutout Blazer

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Cutouts are all the rage right now. You might be thinking that a cutout is too revealing for the workplace. Not so. Depending on how you wear the cutout, no one but you need know that you’re wearing it. It’s the perfect combination!

Fitted Knit Skirt with Blouson Top

Ponte Knit Skirt and Fitted Top

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Don’t call it a comeback. Knits epitomize comfort and simplicity. There are plenty of knit options to choose from— a simple black knit blazer, paired with a fitted tee and a leather skirt will keep you looking fashionable and professional, all day long.

Printed Wrap Dress and Leather Jacket/Blazer

Wrap-Dress

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The wrap dress never goes out of style. Paired with a blazer, jacket, or dressy cardigan, the wrap dress can and will take you everywhere you need to be.

Tuxedo pants with lacy shirt/blouse

Tuxedo Lace Shirt

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Call it feminine menswear- yes, there is such a thing. Tuxedo pants are not just for men anymore. Comfortable, professional, and powerful, the tuxedo pant goes well with a feminine, lacy blouse and a fitted, leather moto jacket.

Written By: Lindsey Bynum

Spring Fling

Spring Fling Look

There are always a few items in your wardrobe you save for the perfect time of year – Spring! When it comes to spring many thoughts cross my mind. I think of pastels and tulips, sunny days and cozy nights, soft pinks and purples. I also think of spring flings, the crush of the season!

Crushes are a whimsical affair. You may not know him well but you always notice little things he does. The way he cracks a smile after taking a sip of his morning cup of joe, how he never forgets to ask you how your day is going, or how he always manages to hold the elevator for you. You yearn for these moments of interaction which are on constant repeat in your mind. You just wish he would notice you; that he was more than just a crush.

So with spring flings in mind, how can a contemporary professional stylista catch the attention of a prospective beau while maintaining her composure?

Here are two looks that show you how!

What’s in Your Closet?

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There are 10 items every Contemporary Professional Stylista needs in her Closet! While most of the items we have selected are in black, owning any of them in a variation of tan or brown would be just as productive for your everyday style.

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1. Blazer. A great Blazer is versatile. You can go for a casual or professional look, depending on what you pair it with.

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2. LBD. The Little Black Dress! Need I say more?

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3. Pencil Skirt. The prefect piece to transition from day to night. Happy Hour, here we come!

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4. Overcoat or Trench Coat. When it’s cold out you always want something chic and warm to throw on.

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5. White Collar Shirt. Another transition piece, in color and style. I recommend sticking to a fit collar shirt, letting you show off your haute physique.

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6. Trousers. When your power suit is in the cleaners, a sleek pair of trousers can give off the same vibe– determined, focus, no nonsense!

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7. Wide-Leg Trousers. Fun for a relaxing (or blotted) day at work. Bring a little style to your everyday wardrobe, while maintain a feeling of comfort.

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8. Leather Skinny Jeans. For those lucky #CPS, who can dress down to work, leather skinny jeans are the way to go!

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9. Peep-toe Pumps. The Peep-toe works in any season and adds a sexy punch to any look!

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10. Combat Boots. When you’re on the go, sometimes it’s hard to run errands in your beloved 4 inch heels. Maintain the “about my business” look by wearing a pair of haute combat boots!

So, Whats in your Closet?

Casual Fridays

Black and White Outfit

The Dot.com boom, produced what most would consider a Godsend, “Casual Friday!” Originally an American and Canadian trend, the fifth day of the work week provides a subtle sense of freedom for the everyday professional stylista. For a minor history lesson, Casual Friday dates back to 1947, where in the city of Honolulu employees were allowed to wear their signature “Aloha” shirt.

While Casual Friday can be fun and exciting, it is important to remember you are still going to work, so perhaps the mini-skirts, bermuda shorts and skin tight dresses would be best left in the closet. On a personal note,when I think of Casual Friday, jeans and a t-shirt, are my go to items. I would pair them with a chic blazer, so to maintain a minor business appeal. As many of us ladies love our pedicures, it’s quite unfortunate that on a regular basis we can not show them off, so on this day go for an open-toe heel! Lastly the bag! Now it’s not too often that we would break out the “Best of the Best” for an average day at work but by the time the clock strikes 5pm, Casual Friday has me in the mood for Happy Hour. Needless to say cat-eye shades are haute and accessories are a must! So, if you are privileged with the luxury of Casual Friday, Enjoy! If not, this is also the perfect look for a sunny first date!

1. OverSized Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses by Prada

2. Knot Studs by Hematite

3. Boucle-Tweed Jacket by Oscar de la Renta

4. ‘Jimmy Jimmy Skinny’ Boyfriend Jeans by Paige Denim

5. Abba V-neck T-shirt by Velvet

6. Antigona Medium in Black by Givenchy

7. Leather Sandal by Zara

8. Pearls and Gros Grains Bracelet by Lanvin

A Night Out On The Town!

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Whether it’s “Girls Night Out” or “Date Night,” this is the look for you!

Target Brown Gold Stud Post Stone Earrings

Miss Selfridge Stud Sequin Maxi Dress

Quarry Toltec Bronze Ring

Alexander McQueen Gold Pave Classic Skull Clutch

OPI The World Is Not Enough Nail Lacquer

Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Peep-toe Pumps

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