I bought my first business suit at Ann Taylor in Westport, Connecticut. I still remember exactly what it looked like and more importantly, how confident it made me feel for my first interview. I landed the job as an intern for a global-wide company and I was totally ecstatic. Despite the fact that I was starting in one of the most junior positions in the company, I always dressed well for my job. The other women I worked with didn’t wear suits, and would tease me every morning about what I was wearing. I’d get asked “Where do you think your going?” The truth is that I didn’t know yet, but I did know that I would be interacting with a lot of people and I wanted their first impression of me to be polished. About six months into the job, I was asked to interview for a sales position in the Dallas, TX office and my career began. I believe that my decision to dress professionally sent a message that I took my job seriously and I cared enough to dress smartly. Here is a roundup of some winter looks that are the perfect balance of professional and stylish.
Light blue and taupe with some fun jewelry.
Navy sweater over a striped button-down shirt and red pumps for a splash of color.
Two-piece pants suit with a scarf.
An oversized bag is a must-have for your laptop and other essentials if you are commuting or visiting with customers.
Light grey sweater cinched at the waist with a patent leather belt.
Love this bold color!