Often get asked by my clients how to properly dress for work-related events outside of the office. Even though you are out of the office, and often away from your regular co-workers, you need to keep in mind that you are still part of a business environment. So I recommend choosing simple garments. And by simple I don’t mean boring pieces, or pieces that are too gaudy. Nor do I suggest necklines that are overly pronounced, or exceedingly short-length skirts. The goal to a successful work-related, after-hours look is to create a sense of balance between femininity and professionalism.
For a casual business lunch: Match a pencil style skirt with a neutral color blouse. Give it a modern and chic touch with a wide belt that frames your waist. Finally, accentuate the outfit with golden accessories. For a formal business dinner: If you have a business dinner after work, a nice tailored suit is the perfect choice. Wear it with a specially detailed blouse, as this neck bowl pictured here, which gives a touch of sophistication to your look. For an after-hours business cocktail: The goal here is to wear a feminine but discreet dress, the length to the knee or slightly above it. Give it a stronger feel by wearing a blazer. As for the shoes, it’s always a safe bet to opt for a pair of pumps.
Lorie Lester @ www.lorielester.com
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