Having a job that requires me to come up with my own dress code every day means that I get to wear whatever I like, without any restrictions. Most of the times, I would describe it as one of the perks my job comes with. However, there are days when I wish there was a certain dress code to stick to. My daily uniform on days that I spend at the office mainly consists of jeans paired with cozy sweaters and t-shirts, depending on the season. As much as I love a good pair of denim and those easy and effortless looks, there still are occasions on my agenda that require to dress the part nevertheless.
I secretly love any occasion that allows me to dress up a little – even if it is just for a meeting with my accountant or for the kick off meeting with potential new clients. So when Jake*s asked me whether I’d like to style two business looks with pieces from their new collection, I was super excited to do so. Jake*s is known for their high-quality materials and versatile pieces. No matter if it’s casual pieces like cashmere sweaters, business looks consisting of classic blazers with an elegant twist, or elegant evening wear: The label shows many different facets and enables fashion-conscious women and men to feel confident creating their individual style.
To me, being dressed for business related occasions does not automatically imply having to wear a black suit paired with a white blouse. There are so many different options to create business-worthy outfits. The most important part is to feel confident and not disguised. And now, let’s get down to business, shall we?
Look No. 1: Polka Dot Skirt & Plaid Blazer
One of the major advantages women have when it comes to business looks: We have so many more options than men! Flowy skirts just being one of them. As key-pieces for the first look, I chose a dreamy black polka dot skirt and a plaid blazer. Both of these pieces are not only super cool when put together in one outfit, but are also very versatile on their own. A plaid blazer is a staple piece that shouldn’t be missing in any wardrobe – pair it with your favorite jeans and a white t-shirt for a casual look, and you’ll always look put together!
Instead of a white blouse I opted for a white turtleneck sweater that gives the outfit a very crisp, yet laid-back look. When I’m on the go for meetings all day I love having my hands free – so I went for a belt bag instead of a big tote, and simply carry my laptop in a sleeve.
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Look No. 2: The Power Suit
For the second look, I wanted to keep it as minimalistic as possible. When I spotted the black suit with white stitching and white buttons, I knew it was the perfect fit. The cropped pants give the suit a modern twist and the white details are a beautiful eye catcher. I decided to style the suit with a black polka dot blouse, simply because I have a big thing for polka dots at the moment, and also because the blouse serves as casual contrast to the rather elegant suit. Another major point I always consider in my outfits, especially my business looks: Shoes. I hate nothing more than uncomfortable shoes – if your feet hurt, your whole day can be ruined immediately. That’s why I always make sure the shoes I’m wearing are comfortable enough to be worn at least eight hours straight without any problems. And who said boots aren’t business appropriate?
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As mentioned before, business looks don’t have to be boring. Think outside the box and add your personal style to the look – the goal is to feel confident and just like the girl boss you already are!
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