While the majority of my day to day wear is less formal and more casual, one question I often get is what to wear for a business meeting or a professional event. For this post I teamed up with Ann Taylor to share a few of my styling tips on how to achieve the perfect work appropriate attire.
While I know some people have a love/hate relationship with wearing all black, I truly believe anyone can pull it off in a polished and sleek way. Plus, an all black look is a safe bet for a meeting if you don’t know the person you are meeting with that well or the precise tone the meeting will take. Nevertheless, when styling an all black look, feel free to add a pop of color, something with texture, or a fun accessory. Here, I love the high neckline paired with the ruffle sleeve detail on the top to add a bit of my style, while remaining professional.
Ann Taylor also carries my favorite pair of slacks that are comfortable, versatile (they come in 6 colors) and traditional. The Devlin pant featured here has a more streamlined and structured silhouette and the cropped hem allows for a variety of shoe pairings. I always toss a pair of flats into my bag to easily swap out my heels for a long day running around the city, and I love that these pants look great with flats or heels.
I must say that I have been finding so many cute pieces at Ann Taylor lately, almost all of which have a duel function of going from work to play. I added a few of my favorite styles below and would love to hear what your favorites are!
A Few Favorites:
A big thanks to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post!