New Year New You: Dress for the Promotion
Dress For The Promotion in 2018
With the New Year finally settling in, work routines are back in full swing. It’s easy to stick with the familiar when it comes to work attire, but our Front Door Fashion stylists are all about taking you to the next level. This means dressing for the job you want, not the one you have. This concept can be especially tricky to navigate in 2018 with a predominant individuality-embracing culture. We can all relate to the frustration of the phrase “work appropriate.” The key is finding clothes that feel good, flatter, and fit into your office culture. Master your go-to look for the office, and step it up when asking for a promotion. Jennifer Baumgartner, PsyD, author of You Are What You Wear says, “If you want a promotion, dress as if you already have it. What would a person with one wear?” Dress for success with a selection of outfits handpicked by your stylist, and you’ll be sitting pretty in the corner office in no time!
The Power Pant
Culottes can, and should, be your new power pant. Culottes are a great option for trying a trend without drawing too much attention in the workplace. To look stylish in a business casual setting, pair them with a solid, but detailed, top. We’ve chosen one here from Amanda Uprichard with gold button detailing. The volume of the pant only works with a defined waistline, so fully tuck the top into the culottes and add a skinny belt to cinch the waist. Complete the look with a sophisticated heel and gold earrings. With this look, you’ll feel comfortable and confident for your promotional interview.
The Confident Career Woman
For the confident women wanting to elevate her style, try a sophisticated print with a classic silhouette. Leopard print can occasionally be too much at the office, but this subtle leopard print dress from Nicole Miller is effortlessly chic. The hem falls just above or below the knee for most, and the fit is out of this world! If you have not yet experienced Nicole Miller’s signature ruching, you must request this in your next box! The ruching softens the “fitted” silhouette in a figure flattering way for almost any body type. This is a go-to style for our career-minded clients. Keep the jewelry minimal and the shoes simple, so this dress can stand out for the right reasons. Tell your coworkers to grab a notepad and pen. With this outfit, you are sure to get the job you want and others will take note!
The Ultra-Casual Workplace
So, you work at a start-up and the daily uniform is jeans and a graphic tee. How do you interview for the promotion without going over the top? One word: TRENCH. Pair a basic white blouse with a pair of straight leg denim and add a light trench coat. Carry a simple leather bag that will fit your laptop or portfolio. Multiple bags = nervous fumbling. Lastly, don’t forget your signature pump. This outfit is a classic look that showcases the most valuable asset you have to offer to any company: yourself.
The Corner Office
In a business professional workplace, a pencil skirt and a blazer is always a winner. If you’re looking to be promoted, it’s a good idea to shake things up a bit. Instead of your usual look, go for color! Master the monochrome look by mixing textures to add visual appeal. Add a white blazer and simple earrings to make this look come together.