Just yesterday my cousin asked me this very question–should she wear nylons with her suit? She’s in the accounting program, interviewing with the “big 4” and going to events where the attire is “business professional.” She plans to wear a black suit or a navy suit, but should she wear nylons? What color? Here’s the simple rule to pantyhose: Continue reading →
If your grandma dressed like Jackie Kennedy, I hope you are taking advantage of her closet! Some looks just don’t go out of style. This dress, with its vintage collar and flattering black lines, is perfect for a company dinner, wine and cheese reception, or cocktails on the patio in the summertime. Perfect, that is, so long as you are extra cautious around red wine, red pasta sauce, and BBQ ribs. (Beware of the red sauce!!!) Continue reading →
Especially in the summertime, I use Friday as a day to network, take prospective clients out to lunch, and there are often conferences or seminars to attend (more networking). I wanted an outfit that was casual but not sloppy, classy without being stuffy, and could handle both the heat of summer and the blast of A/C inside. Inspired by a recent trip to Maryland, I went with a nautical theme, and voila! Continue reading →
This is a great summer outfit to wear to an interview where the position you’re interviewing for does not require a suit. When interviewing for an office job, you want to present a clean canvas so your interviewer will have no difficulty imagining you in the role. Crazy colors or patterns can be distracting. You want to be remembered for your qualifications, not as “the girl with the huge earrings / old-fashioned blouse / weird socks….”
Seems like most of the summer outfits I wear to the office would be classified as “business casual.” This option includes several of my favorite pieces. First, the blouse. This lavender blouse came from the tiny women’s section of Brooks Brothers, and is a fitted, non-iron shirt. There is a fine box pattern to offset the plainness of the shirt itself. Continue reading →
Summertime! If you’re in business school or law school, summer can be stressful, and brings some unique challenges for your working wardrobe. Summer means the internship that could be the launch of your career. Summer means long days at the office and long nights at events. Summer means an on-going interview, and if you weren’t already nervous enough to start sweating, it’s also blazing hot outside!
These next few posts will be geared toward this special season, and knowing what, when, why, and how of the summer wardrobe–so let’s call it the Summer Series. Continue reading →
A long-sleeved button-up collared shirt belongs on a hanger, not in a drawer; but what about when you have to fold it up for packing in a suitcase? (Or upon any other occasion when such a shirt is to be folded.) How exactly do the store clerks fold shirts so nicely? Well, I had a clerk teach me, and now I’m teaching you. Video would be cool, but if you’re like me and need to look at the image and compare and redo a few times, a video would go way too fast. So, in step-by-step pictured layout, I present “How to fold a shirt”:
As the weather turns warmer, it’s time to put aside the heavy wool coats and winter tweed. This dress, from Banana Republic (a similar dress is here), is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Be on the lookout for fabrics like this. It’s magical combination, and here’s why– Continue reading →
If you don’t own one already, allow me to introduce one of the most versatile suits on the rack–gray pinstripe. For interviews, a black skirt suit and navy skirt suit are probably the most common. They express confidence and power, important attributes when interviewing with a multi-national firm. By contrast, a light, heather-gray suit may not seem as commanding or impressive as its darker counterparts. Continue reading →
I heard this quote earlier in the week. I laughed, and thought it was too good not to share. Whether you’re going in for an interview, making a business pitch to a VC firm, or rowing out to find the elusive white whale, take your “tarter sauce” and go with confidence!