sleeveless blazers

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I am in love with this skirt. 😍😍 I am from Hawaii, so this print totally reminds me of Aloha prints and a little bit of home. 🌴🌴

It’s a great transition piece for this weird weather right now. I’ve paired it here with a sleeveless blazer and tank. It could also be paired with a sweater, either cropped or tucked in.

Blazer & Clutch: Target. Tank: H&M. Skirt: Asos Curve. Heels: Dillards.

White on White Brits After Party

LeighLoves this white ensemble keeping it classy but still sexy with the low cut oversized sleeveless blazer. The black pointed Jimmy Choos finish this outfit off perfectly giving it an effortlessly chic finish.

Blazer- Elizabeth and James
Trousers- Helmut Lang
Shoes- Jimmy Choo

Intro to Business Formal/ Casual

HELLO! I don’t know if you remember me because it’s been so long but hi im Sam! Sorry for the 3 month hiatus, I’ve been focusing on other things lately and it’s been tough to keep up this blog D: 

Anyway, today we’re going to switch things up. A lot of people have asked me to give a brief primer of what exactly “business-casual” or “business-formal” is. To be honest, I’m not too sure either… But I thought I’d attempt to drop some knowledge on yall, based on what I wore during my past internships. <- This COULD be the blind leading the blind so please take all of this with a grain of salt.

So what I’ll try to do is give a couple outfit ideas for Business-Formal & Business-Casual, apart from the usual black blazer-black skirt uniform people usually go with. And yes, I did wear all of these outfits in the office at some point, and I never got yelled at by HR so I think we’re good..?

Business- Formal

- Good for interviews, important meetings with your boss, presentations, etc. Also, I think it’s a good idea to show up on your first day wearing Business-Formal, just to gauge what the rest of the office is wearing on a day to day (it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed!)

Outfit 1

Black dress- Zara

Cardigan- Zara

Flats- Chanel

Necklace- China

Outfit 2

Blazer- Banana Republic

Shirt- F21

Trousers- Banana Republic

Heels- Zara

Business- Casual

- Good for everyday office-wear. 

Outfit 1

Top- Zara

Peplum Skirt- F21

Flats- Chanel

*Notes: You can also wear a cardigan over the shirt, and make different permutations of the same outfit with different colored tops/ cardigans and the same skirt.

Outfit 2

Blouse- H&M

Pink Blazer- Zara

Olive Green Trousers- Zara

Pink Heels- Zara

Rabbit earrings- Hannarae (lol)

*I got complimented at the office the day I wore this actually (;

Outfit 3

You don’t always have to tuck in your shirt into your skirt! 

Peplum Top- Express

White Cardigan- Banana Republic

Floral Skirt- Thrifted, J. Crew

Flats- Chanel

Necklace- China

Outfit 4

Pink Blouse- F21

White Cardigan- Banana Republic

Blue Trousers- Banana Republic

Heels- Zara

Here are some general rules/tips I follow when picking what’s appropriate to wear:

- If you wouldn’t wear it to church, you shouldn’t wear it to work.

- Your skirts/ dresses don’t need to fall to the knee, but to they should be slightly longer than your fingertips when you put your arms to your side.

- Stay away from extremely tight pants, skirts, dresses.

- I wear a cardigan or blazer over sleeveless tops, but that’s just me.

- If you lean over and you can see your bra in the mirror, your shirt is either too low or loose for the workplace.

- Stay away from platform heels, those are for a night out, not for the office.

- Banana Republic & Zara do great business casual! I also thrift for skirts because I’m cheap, and I’ve found cute ones from Ann Taylor & J.Crew, so don’t be afraid to thrift!

Pieces for the heat.

Try sleeveless tops that have a collar. They even have sleeveless blazers, which I think are really cool. Midi skirts are a more comfortable choice than say a pencil skirt in the heat because they’re not so tight. Culotte trousers are also a lot more comfortable for that same reason. For shoes, I would go with cut out flats.

3 Outfits to Wear to Your Dream Job Interview

You got this

Finally, you’ve landed your dream job interview! Don’t wait until the last minute to plan what you’re going to wear to your interview, especially if your closet is full of jeans and t-shirts. 

To get the right mix of professional and stylish make sure you seriously consider what kind of work environment you’re going into. Our motto is better to be overdressed than underdressed. Here are 3 outfits that will leave a good first impression without looking boring and frumpy.

1. The Creative Class

Sleeveless Dress

Schoolboy blazer in black

ALDO Arelaven Wedge Strap Sandals

2. Corporate Climbing

Crepe Tie Neck Blouse

Petite All-Season Stretch One Button Jacket

All-Season Stretch Pencil Skirt

‘Jaden’ Bootie (Women)

3. Startup Life

Piped Utility Blouse

Slim-Fit Cropped Pant

Galleryl Pump with Calf Fur

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