What’s In the Box: Polished Outfits for the Busy, Professional Mom
Polished outfits personally styled for the busy, professional mom
“What do I get when I order a Front Door Fashion box?”, you ask? We’re introducing our “What’s in the Box” series to answer that question and show off a few versatile and polished outfits.
Angelina is juggling roles as a professional woman and a busy mom with meetings to plan, agendas to set and lunches to pack. She loves to shop, but putting outfits together is exhausting. She’d like polished outfits for work and weekend that are comfortable and easy to pull together.
Name: Angelina M.
What is your primary occupation: Office manager, mother
What kinds of outfits are you looking for? Business casual and weekend wear
What kind of clothes do you love? Clothes that can be comfortable but dressed up, and that are easy to pair together
What should your stylist avoid? Bright colors or “flashy things”
What problem can your stylist solve for you? I can’t find anything that’s comfy but dressy for work, hard time loving all the things in my closet and knowing how to wear them together.
What part of your body do you love? Legs
What parts of your body do you love less? Your stylist can help. Midsection
Do you take your clothing to a tailor? No
What words would you use to describe your style: Casual, comfy, classic, neutral
Celebrities who inspire your style: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon
Favorite brands: BCBG, Michael Stars, Splendid, Equipment
Look One: Polished Casual
Outfit notes: This polished look is perfect for casual office and weekend get-togethers. I chose this camel-colored Michael Stars V-neck sweater because of its classic design. Pair this number with the dark wash, flare jeans (which will showcase and lengthen your legs!), and add the belt with a classic front tuck that will help to camouflage your midsection. Accessorize with the statement necklace to play up the V-shaped neckline, and the bracelet and earrings to add a pinch of polish. For shoes, opt for a classic black ankle boot.
Look Two: Casual Glam
Outfit notes: For this next outfit, I paired the same flair jeans with this delicate yet sophisticated Trina Turk lace top, which also works to hide the tummy area. This chic throw-on-and-go outfit is accessorized with the same necklace from outfit one and a stunning classic cuff bracelet that will add polish to any outfit and go for miles in your closet. Pair with pointy toe black pumps or strappy pumps with a bright polish on your toes!
Look Three: Perfect Professional
Outfit notes: Looking chic or feeling comfy at work is a comprise you’ll no longer have to make with this outfit. I paired the same elevated, tummy hiding lace top with these tailored, black slacks and studded silver belt for an office-perfect outfit. Finish with the sleek silver bangles and earrings to match for a low-maintenance (but high-octane) effect.
Look Four: Comfy Corporate
Outfit notes: For another work-appropriate option, this look is all about soft, rich fabrics that don’t require dry cleaning. Reworking the trousers from look three, coordinate this sleek turtleneck top with the jade jacket. The jacket is sleek with its draped-cut front, and it’s so soft you could mistake it for your favorite sweatshirt. To add sophistication to the look, accessorize this gold and pearl pendant with the woven cuff and green arrowhead ring.
Look Five: Trendy Weekend
Outfit notes: Taking your weekend style to the next level will be a breeze with this playful look. Tuck the turtleneck top from look four into this pretty suede skirt to show off those legs! The skirt sits at your true waist and will cover your midsection. Layer with the black denim jacket and add polish with the rose gold jewelry with this drop pendant, tear-drop earrings, and bangles. This outfit is perfect for a trendy lunch with the girls, a movie date or an afternoon at the museum.
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