Finance and fashion don’t typically go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurs can’t look cute while making mad cash money. Since I spend 80% of my life in my office, I’ve made it my personal mission to channel all my creative energy into my personalizing my formal business attire. Being “professionally chic” as a young professional can and should be more than a well-tailored suit, although I’ll never turn a good staple outfit down. It can also be tricky, though. The wrong clothing sends the wrong message about your understanding of your company’s culture. It’s not a social justice or gender gap issue either. If any of my colleagues wore jeans and a graphic tee to the office, it would make our entire office look disheveled and out of sync– like we don’t care enough to dress appropriately for the clients who are giving us millions of dollars in assets under management. Looking for “the right” professionally chic fashion for young professionals allows us to exercise our knack for style while still garnering the respect of our peers and clients.
Oh, and aren’t these double bow pumps precious? My real life and blogger bff Ashley Brooke gave these gems to me for Christmas, and I never want to take them off.
For a trendier variation of this ensemble (one that proves you don’t need to shy away from color to look chic), click here! 6 hours til Friday!