Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Business Attire for All Seasons

Most people have two sets of clothing; Winter and Summer.  In this post I will show you how you can take Summer Dresses and turn them into Winter Business Wear.  The best part is you won't spend as much money and you can save room in your closet.  Most of these dresses just need a few accessories in order to make them go from Summer Business Attire to Winter Business Attire. 


This neutral tan dress is a perfect candidate, it doesn't have to much going on so you can add accessories without over doing the outfit.  Summer: Try closed toe pumps and if need be some very sheer nude pantyhose.  Winter: Try adding a dark colored blazer or cardigan, then add some semi opaque tights or pantyhose along with some ankle length boots.

Light grey colors are warm enough to wear in the winter and summer.  Summer: Add some pumps or fancy sandals (depending on how strict your office is about open toe shoes).  Winter: Add a blazer or cardigan to keep warm, then since the dress length is long try some solid opaque thigh highs.

Another warm tan color, black belt helps bring this into a wintery look.  Summer: Some patent leather pumps would complete this look.  Winter: Try a black blazer with the ruffle top hanging out slightly.  Then add some sheer black pantyhose and complete the outfit with some ankle length boots. 

Great winter dress that can also be worn in the summer months as well.  Summer: Keep it simple and add a pair of pumps or try some ankle length boots.  Winter: Add a black cardigan, sheer black pantyhose and ankle length boots.

Navy is my new favorite color, this looks professional and serious all in one.  Summer: Pair this with gold accented, grey or navy pumps.  Winter: Add a gray blazer, gray ankle length boots and some sheer light gray or navy pantyhose.

Amazing business dress, love the powerful red color with the small waist defining belt.  Summer:  Leave as is- PERFECT.  Winter: Change to closed toe pumps or ankle length boots and add a black blazer or cardigan.


Winter white meets light summer gray.  Summer: Pair with gray shoes that match the belt or remove the belt and add a fun color with matching shoes.  Winter: Replace with black belt or leave belt off all together, add black blazer or cardigan, sheer black pantyhose and black shoes.


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Winter Business Dresses on Sale Now!

I'm a bargin shopper always have been always will be so I know a good sale when I see one.  The best way to save on apparel is to shop for clothing when its not in season.  Right now you can snag some really great winter business dresses for unbelievable prices.  Here are a few I found at Victoria Secret's On-Line Clearance Section that are around $16.99 - $39.99.


$34.99
Try pairing this with some sheer tights and some ankle boots for a winter business wear look.  Want to add some color?  Try a fun patterned scarf or some colorful jewery to get you out of the winter blues.


$29.99
Cotton Cable Sweat Dress goes great with some sheer black pantyhose and pumps.  Match your shoes to the black belt or add a different color belt that matches you shoes.  Tired of wearing black during the winter months- go for a more natural look with some dark brown belt and shoes.


$29.99
Basic Tweed sweaterdress in this nutral color will look great black, grey and brown accessories.  Try this dress with charcoal colored pantyhose or tights and some grey or black shoes.  You can also try this with nude or dark brown pantyhose and brown shoes. Keep with the delicate long necklace or go for a more sophistiacted look by adding a scarf.  You can also add a blazer for a dresser look.  


$16.99
Cotton Ribbed Sweater Dress with short sleeves is perfect for anyone who is always warm.  This will provide warmth but at the same time allow you to remove a a sweater to keep from over heating.  Try wearing this with some sheer pantyhose or thigh highs and some ankle boots or pumps.  Spice this up with some accessories such as colorful jewelry or belt - leave the scarf at home for this dress due to the turtle neck.

$16.99
Another great ribbed sweater dress and at an un beatable price.  This is again great for people who usually overheat in offices.  Tired of basic colors- perfect this pulm color is great for adding color without being too bright or summey looking.  Pair with some sheer or opaque pantyhose/ thigh highs for a professional look.   

$39.99
Cotton cable winter dresses are my fav for winter months, not only do they keep you warm but they also add style with there pattern.  This would look great with either black or brown accessories.  Try a dark brown blazer, sheer brown pantyhose or thigh hgihs and dark brown shoes.  Pumps add a more elegant look while ankle boots are more fashionable looking.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to Add Color to Business Wear

This outfit is a great option for days at the beginning of spring, when its getting warm but still chilly outside.  This color make the outfit stand out and will put you in an uplifted mood.  Try adding some color to your business wear to get you out of those winter funk moods. 
Perfect spring outfit, wish this has a slight sleeve to give the shirt a more professional look but this would work in a business casual environment.  She added a soft pink color to a basic tan skirt which livens this outfit up.  A dark blue would also look nice with a khaki color bottom.
This is a great shirt, it adds color but doesn't over do it.  The pattern also looks very professional and the wide shoulder make this a great business shirt.  Yellow is always a nice spring-summer color so this would be a perfect fit for a warm spring-summer day.  Bring a black blazer for cooler offices
Love this color, it's so cheerful and the ruffles make it fun.  This would be great for a business casual office, add a blazer to make this into a business professional look.    

Thursday, March 3, 2011

How to wear Tights + Business Wear

Wearing tights during business is very simple and keeps you nice and warm.  Some of these outfits need alterations but they show you how to take different outfits and turn them into Business Outfits.
This is a perfect example of a great business casual outfit.  She can also add high heels and a professional blazer to bring this into a business professional look.  Sheer pantyhose is best with longer skirts.
 
Please NO Scarf or sunglasses, besides that this outfit actually has potential to be good looking.  Add a blazer, cardigan or coat to bring this into a winter business outfit. 


A little too dressy but this is a perfect example of how you can wear a dress with tights and heels.  Try a more professional looking dress something that covers up your top more.

Great winter business outfit!  She has mid length boots so this is even an approval snow day outfit.  The professional blouse and cardigan bring a sophisticated essence to the outfit.  Although the skirt is above the knee this is acceptable due to the opacity of the tights so steer clear of sheer pantyhose with this length skirt.

She shows us how to wear patterned tights at a professional level.  I would opt for a solid black dress stay away from any patterns since your wearing such eccentric tights.  Long sleeves would make this more acceptable.

Another example of how to pair tights with a dress and stay looking professional.  Perfect for the spring or winter months, add a long coat for the winter and a smaller cardigan for the spring. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter to Spring Business Wear

5 Great Business Dresses  - Under $100

These Business dresses are all Perfect to help you transition from Winter to Spring in style.

With some simple accessories you can take all of these from Spring ready to Winter ready in minutes.

 

Winter: Try adding pantyhose or tights to cover the legs and a sweater or cost to cover the arms.

Spring:  If you add pantyhose make sure there very sheer but I recommend going with bear leg and arms.

The limited pattern on top helps put this dress on the list.  The top pattern adds a soft spring touch while the remaining black body helps keep this looking wintry.  Cost: $50 - JcPenny

Black and white dress is put on the list because of the flirty ruffle on top.  Ruffles add the feeling of spring and fun.  While the dark pattern and patent leather belt keeps this looking stunning in the colder months.  Try some pantyhose and ankle calf boots along with a sweater for the winter. Cost: $40 - JcPenny

Here is a perfect little black dress that looks perfect as is for the spring.  Add some pantyhose and sweater for a winter appeal. Cost: $50 - JcPenny

This dress has great colors and a hot unique pattern.  The grey taupe color makes this look in the spring months while the dark waist and bold pattern makes this look wintry. Cost: $50- JcPenny

This is a hot look, the three quarter sleeves make this perfect for the spring.  This is a two piece set so you can wear the dress with a sweater or coat that has full sleeves.  Cost: $70 -JcPenny


Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Business Coats

Here you'll find two must have business coats.  These two coats will work with any color outfits you have.  The black coat goes great with Greys while the nude coat will go great with Navy and Browns.


Every Business Women needs a great versital cost for the winter months.  Choose one long for those extra cold days and stick with black which matches most business outfits.
Great Business Coat
Get a mid length coat as your second option, this is better for the spring and fall months when it's still cold.  Nude is a great color as it goes good with black and with brown giving you more options.





Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Must Have Business Pieces

  *Black Pants- Always a must have for your work wordrobe.  I personally prefer onces with slight lycra in them to give you that comfortable stretch feel.  Add a fancy top to these basic pants to spice it up.
*Basic work shirt with a twist- This made it to the must have due to the attached panty.  No more tucking down you shirt corners ever 5 seconds, keeps you comfortable and fashionable at the same time.
*Stretchy Warm Dress- Great for those cold Monday mornings when you don't even want to get out of bed.  Pair this with some tights and ankle length boots.

*Ankle Length Boots- Cute and great in the winter for NON snow days.Try these with tights and a skirt or dress, they also look great with pants. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Business Dresses

Here are three Great business dresses.
Pair w/
Sheer Thigh Highs and Ankle Boots








Thursday, January 20, 2011

Top 10 Winter Business Shoes







**1&2 High boots-with there slender heel these only work in the winter when there is no snow or ice on the ground.  Great to wear for a professional business meeting and if need be wear some comfy ugg boots to and from work.  





      **3 &4 High Boots- these have a nice sturdy heel to help give you more control.  These are better for snow days then option 1&2.  


   


** 5&6 Ankle Booties- these again have slim heals so try avoiding them when there is ice or snow.  Pair these with some tights or even under some dress pants for a business look.





      **7&8 Ankle Booties- these have a more sturdy heal making them easier to walk in snow, also try pairing these with some tights or leggings.





     ** 9&10 Pump and mid calf boots- although these are two different shoes you can wear both during the winter.  #9 Mid calf I would recommend choosing for snow days and pairing with tights or pants.  #10 Pump I would save for a sunny winter day when it starts getting a little warmer.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Short n Tight Trend - WbW acceptable?

New trend this year has been pairing shorts with tights, some say it's not acceptable but I say they are just haters.  Wearing shorts and tights is also great for a business casual atmosphere. Here are some Great looks I found that kill this trend. If a look below has the WbW logo next to it then it is acceptable as Winter Business Wear.
WbW-  She is wearing grey crisp plaid shorts that have a thin red and black line running through them for a very professional look.  This is perfect for Winter Business Wear; you can switch out the flats for knee high boots if it rains or snows. 
This I wouldn't recommend for work unless you have longer shorts, but it does look great for a night out on the town.  Proving my point that if done right Shorts n Tights can be worn together.



**More images coming once I can actually find Good Looking ones.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Business Wear


Finally after 2 hours of searching for a fashionable winter business outfit I came across this, which is not to great but better then anything I have found so far.