What to Wear: To A Charity Event

Thursday, June 11, 2015




I had the best time with friends at this fantastic "Suited for Change" charity event sponsored by Troutman Sanders.  Suited for Change is an amazing charity that assist low to no income women in building their wardrobe when interviewing to enter or entering the workforce.  These women can receive up to 5 outfits that will help them during this transition.  I cant think of a better place to donate my work outfits then to an organization that makes such a significant and meaningful impact in women's lives. Check out this video to see more about the program.  Troutman Sanders threw a fantastic, elegant and fun charity event filled with stylishly dressed,  high-powered and very friendly women.  They even brought in a fantastic, executive stylist to gives us some tips for this season, in order to dress up you professional look:

  •            Try a great pair cigarette pants like DVF
  • ·          Go for a longer hem line with a pointy toe pump or low contrast nude show to elongate leg line like Betsy Fisher or Ted Baker
  • ·         Add a white blazer to your spring/summer necessity list
  • ·         Add a wrap top with pencil skirt and a white jacket to look professional and feminine
  • ·         Pencil skirt in pointe knit moves with you and is less constrictive and has give 
  • ·         Try a blazer silhouette without a collar.  It is modern and feminine look.  Try it with a rolled up sleeve and jeans
  • ·       Start with a striped navy blazer with a white trouser or add a  boyfriend jeans and pointy toe pump for drinks like    Karen Miller from Bloomingdale or Betsy Fisher
  • ·         If you are curvy on bottom, have a blazer that hits you right at hips to refocus the eye-line and if you are curvy on top them opt for a darker top and lighter bottom 
  • ·         When wearing a slouchy pant, wear a more structured top to professionalize look
  • ·         Be edgy and bold by adding a sleeveless blazer like Vince Comuto.  Add a  sleeveless top or a shirt dress or a cigarette pant to the look. 
  • ·         Blazers are made cool by rolling up sleeves cool like Jen Alliance and J. Crew  
  • ·         Fit and flare skirts and dresses are softer and fab with a low contrast shoe or nice pump.  For shorter women don't let hemline go past the calf 
  • ·         Looking for a cool low pump, try Annie Lou, it is comfortable with low block heel 
  • ·         If you feel pointy toes are uncomfortable the try them one half size up and stuff with Ballet Cotton 
  • ·         Looking for a grown up jean then try mid rise jeans or pant 
  • ·         Flat shoes are in and here to stay 
  • ·         Find a trendy piece and feel comfortable purchasing it if you can think about 5 things that you can wear that will liven it up.
  • ·        Grab a scarf instead of a necklace and pick tones that are versatile like Reese
  • ·         For busty women try drawing the eye toward a cascading statement neckline 
  • ·         If you like the fringe trend and are trying to wear it to work, then go for a fringe bag or shoe
  • ·         No hose with open toes shoes and for women of color, try Commando hose
  • ·         Louis Vuitton have a great selection of nude colored pumps for women of color
  • ·         Organizing your closet for the season, organize clothing by type and then by color, light to dark.  

Which style tips are you mostly likely to try this season? See a few of the outfit recommendations being modeled below:



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1 comment:

Lorena said...

These were some really great tips !
The cigarette trousers are currently at the seamstress waiting to be picked up, so I can finally style them :)
What a great initiative, you were so lucky to participate - beautiful dress BTW.

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