Elegance is a statement, an attitude. Elegant women are women of character with confidence” – Elie Saab
Clothing says so much about people – it’s an instant language. That’s why I believe being elegant when doing business should never be disregarded. When a woman demonstrates a good sense of style, she most likely will have a good sense of doing business, too. If there is confidence and elegance in her styling, she will most likely be able to work things out elegantly and with confidence. That’s why I believe being well-dressed at work can do great things for leaving a good first business impression.
Some will say “But is a leopard shirt appropriate for the business environment?” To me it is, as long as you don’t overdo it, or show too much skin. When a woman feels confident enough, she can absolutely wear such powerful prints. Only rule of a thumb is “elegance and moderation”. Sticking to this, a woman can show she’s got an attitude and character.
Here’s how I’ve worked out a leopard shirt and a leather skirt into an elegant business look of mine:
Apart from wearing a leopard shirt (similar here), I also went a little bit further by pairing it with a ZARA brown pencil skirt in leather (some lovely alternatives here and here). This may be a “tabu” for most of you, especially when speaking of workwear, but to me it is a way to demonstrate confidence and attitude. This combo of course is really modest in showing skin, which is the key part here. It’s once again finding the balance, and not overdoing it.
Same is valid for accessories. A classy structured bag is a pretty decent choice. The one I’m wearing for this outfit is a MANGO Tote Bag in Chocolate (sold out but similar version here). It’s croc leather-like material is matching so well with the skirt, creating a lovely contrast between the different shades of brown. And last but not least – timing is so important in doing any kind of business that one can’t go without a stylish wristwatch. When its a gold wristwatch it really fits within the classy and confident elegance we are trying to achieve here.
Speaking of doing business, an exclusive collaboration project is on its way to happen. I’ll be sharing my secret with you very shortly, so stay tuned. I’m very, very excited! :)
So, would you wear an outfit that gives you that much confidence and makes you stand out with elegance, girls?
P.S.: Special thanks to my friend who let us shoot in the lobby of beautiful Infinity Tower!