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Lady Boss Styling Guide - International Women's Day Edition

March 07, 2017 4 min read

It's International Women's Day and there's no better time to think about the future. We're already three months into 2017 and what have you done to become the empowered lady boss you're meant to be? We've taken a look at some workplace wardrobes that set the standard for all things corporate-chic. When you're in the office, don't leave your personality outside. Make statements with your ideas, ethics, and your style. And, above all else, pursue what you're passionate about. If you're in need of some inspiration, take a look at this workplace style guide to spice up your look.  

Pops of Personality

Put away the stark white shirts and shapeless pants (unless those are your thing!) and grab that quirky dress that you love. Being in the office doesn't mean you'll be taking a complete break from your personality, style, and creativity. Instead, look for items that you would wear both at work and on the weekend. Opt for a work-appropriate hemline or higher collar but find pieces that have pops of your personality. That's why we love this dress, worn by Diane of ABitOfStyle. It's totally work-worthy, fits her perfectly, and it combines bold colors with a fun pattern. When wearing this, you can feel confident that you're stepping out of the box and taking steps to succeed as you.   

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Keeping It Classic

Some styles are called classic for a reason. Outfit combinations like this beautiful understated black blouse and houndstooth pencil skirt are timeless and are structured enough to keep you confident and stylish while at work.  This type of outfit is perfect for lady bosses of all ages, and it doesn't sacrifice comfort for style. The long sleeves and high neckline keep things simple and give off the aura of a woman who knows what she wants.  That confident workplace attitude is the exact vibe you'll see once you take a look at the TwoCorporateGirls Instagram feed. The perfect source for office inspiration, their style is never lacking.   

Go Glam

Being in the office doesn't mean that on-trend pieces can't come along with you. Style a demure top, like this cold-shoulder long-sleeved piece, with a glitzy and flowing skirt. Denise Kokinis executes this look perfectly, pairing a metallic gold skirt with leopard print shoes to complete the outfit. In the office, you can be sure that the skirt will keep you comfortable and has the perfect length to keep your mind worry-free. It's also perfect for an evening out once the clock hits 5pm.  

On-Trend at the Office

This season, capes are everywhere. The cape trend may not be something anyone saw coming, but it also happens to be perfect for the workplace. If you ever need a boost, there's nothing better than finding a structured but light cape to add to your outfit. A great complement to both fitted dresses and pantsuits, these capes are often cut into panels to modernize and stylize the look.  

Comfy Chic

Sometimes, we just want to get the extra sleep or not worry about skirts or dresses. Don't worry, a lady boss should know that this comfy chic outfit is the perfect solution. Without dimming down your sophistication, pairing a comfortable shirt or slightly oversized sweater with pants can be your office standard. Nowadays, plain black pants are taken to the next level with a faux-leather finish. Choose to wear patent heels, flats, or a pair of ultra-stylish sneakers.  
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Exceptionally Edgy

If you love adding edgy touches to your style, don't shy away from that once you're getting ready to head into the office. Patricia Bright, a lady boss from across the pond, knows exactly how to reinvent her style and add in some edge as she runs her business and Youtube channel all while keeping grounded with her family. Pick up a structured military-style jacket that's perfectly fitted and pair it with dark-wash jeans, a v-neck, and boots to polish off your exceptionally edgy outfit.  

And When in Doubt, Go With the Ultimate Lady Boss..

Amal Clooney, of course! She's the perfect source of classy workplace inspiration. The ultimate working lady, Amal Clooney does a wonderful job of styling herself for the job. Being a lawyer, Amal toes the line of classic and modern trends. We can all take some notes, like pulling an outfit together with a belted or cinched-in waist.  

Four Work-Friendly Bags Every Lady Boss NeedS To Know About:

  Work-Ready-Bags Everyone knows that the best way to polish off an outfit is with a good bag. But finding that perfect purse can be a journey sometimes, so here are our favorite work-friendly bags that you need to know about. Structured, on-trend, and timeless, take these bags with you to work, happy hour, and out on the weekends. Check them out below: No matter what style you choose to go for, make sure you stay true to yourself and enjoy what you're wearing both in and out of the office!

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