As a business woman, I am the first to say style and confidence comes first when it’s dealing with my attire. Presently, business casual is the dress code for work. I am usually wearing dress pants, blouses, blazers, skirts, etc. You know the essentials for a young black professional woman. Sometimes there are times when I have to wear the outfit I wore to work to an event that same day. Or maybe by the time I’m off there’s barely enough time to throw a completely different outfit together and leave out again. So here are some key tips on transforming your work attire for an evening event outfit.
The outfit you wear to work, should contain a simple top. Something that can be easily changed or where you can just add some accessories to dress it up a little. For this look I’m wearing a basic long sleeve black top with a crew neck. Keeping it simple for the office look. Once you’re off, there can be an easy switch with the tops. I added this “Show You My Tricks Bralette” from Fashion Nova for the evening look to add some sexy. Depending on the evening event; date night, concert, or even a late dinner party with the girls, this bralette is sure to bring sexy back to this business “look”.
Go bold with colors! Make sure the colors you’re wearing are bold enough to dress up once you move on to the next event. I chose lavender for this look. I’m wearing this Jessica Slinky Tapered Trouser Duster Co-Ord from Boohoo for a professional look. Plus lavender is bold enough where it’s not too distracting for work. But it adds just enough color to show off your personal style at work. Black pairs nicely with the lavender. This tapered suit jacket can be worn as a professional piece for work and by adding the matching pants it “shows business woman with syle”. But the color and material of it allows you to transform this look for the evening.
I typically wear flats to work. Main reason being I’m on my feet some of the time, and wearing flats provide comfort. Once I leave work, I transition into some sexy black sandals with stylish design to dress up the look. For a business style accessories should be kept modest and tasteful. So for the business look I’ve only added a small black purse and black leather wach. For the transformation, I added a dazzling choker to this look.
And finally you’re make-up can be transformed as well. At work I started off with a simple look. Lipgloss and lipliner to add to my lips and a natural look for the face. Once you begin to get ready for the evening look, add some color to the lips. I went for this bold red to add to my sexy evening look.
There are so many ways you can dress a business casual look up. That suit jacket or blazer can be worn to work and also out to that dinner party once you’re off. Go through your closet and play with adding colors, accessories, and a different shoe!! Stay beautiful ladies!!!
With the new year being here, I know you’re all working on those new year’s resolutions. I am too! I am actually excited to see what 2018 has to bring. But you know I am continuing to work on my confidence. Let me just tell you… stop trying to feel confident.
Anyone can say they’re confident. But you have to be capable of thinking confidently. I can say it a million times to myself, but ultimately if I’m not thinking confidently I’m not showing any confidence. For me clothing affects my confidence. I love how a killer dress and shoe can help me feel like I’m going to dazzle a scene. And it’s funny because one of my co-workers just used the word “dazzling” to describe me. Imagine that.
Did you know there is a direct correlation between what we wear and what we think of ourselves? Yes there is! And if it’s confidence you seek, then why not dress the part? Using your style is one of the best ways to boost your confidence. You may want to learn how to dress for you body. For me I’m tall and slim, so I might as well show off these long legs I have. With this style I’m wearing these over the knee boots. These olive boots have a ribbed material and stop a couple of inches above my knee. These boots will be sure to elongate your figure no matter what body type you have.
Know what style of denim looks good on you. These skinny jeans I got from Fashion Nova. They’re high waisted and are form fitting. Also know what fabric or material is most flattering for your style. I paired these jeans with a floral velvet crop top. Velvet, over the knee boots, and skinny jeans are perfect for this winter season. I’ve paired these boots with another outfit from “Overall Confidence”, but as I stated before they’re so comfortable. There is a block heel (which I’m sure you know I love), and the heel is not too high. I’ve added a floral necklace from Forever 21. I also have rose gold bracelets and also the Double twist bangle from House of B Jewels. You’re going to have to check her out. She has the hottest new jewelry and this piece was perfect to add to this look. I’m stepping out to a graduation party, so this look is great for this event.
A secret for confidence is to simply be true to yourself and appreciate your own unique style. You don’t have to mirror someone else’s style or whats trending. Just know what you like. Find your signature style, so that you feel confident showing the world who you are!
Hey queens!! So do you remember when I said I would be featuring boutiques. You can find a lot of classic and trendy pieces at Sleek Couture. This is an online clothing store that I’ve copped a couple pieces from. Sleek Couture was founded in 2015 by owner Iya. Iya said she’s “always had the passion for styling and anything fashion. After tired of always wishing and scared to get my business up and running, she took the leap of faith and since then have not looked back!” She strives to make every Doll that shops with Sleek Couture feel and look amazing with every piece, with the experience being the main importance to keep them loyal to the Sleek Brand!
I had the pleasure of meeting Iya at a fashion event. And, when I saw the “Maxi Cardigan” I instantly fell in love. I kinda have this thing for cardigans. It’s just an added plus when you’re pulling off a certain look. You can add one to dress up or dress down to any look.
This soft pink cardigan is wonderful, it’s light enough to wear in the summer time when you’re pairing with a dress. I also grabbed this rose colored “Satin Diva Dress” from Sleek Couture too. I mean diva is exactly how I feel when I’m wearing this dress. It fits me great and makes me feel confident when I’m showing off these arms. The color is right on too. I not only look amazing, but feel amazing as well. Another date night, we’ll be attending an upscale restaurant and hopefully catching that Cavs game later tonight!
I added a little bling with this “METAL GARDEN” choker from Shoe Dazzle to dress this look up. And the bling doesn’t stop there this, rose gold clutch I got from Aldo. Let me just tell you I love this clutch. It also has a gold chain strap where you can extend it and wear in your shoulder if you want. And finally, these shoes. You already know I’m a Shoe Dazzle girl. I got these blush pumps “RAYNA” style to put the look together. This SLEEK look came together with the shoes…, With a little platform added this is shoe gives you so much comfort. You know that’s a plus for me!
All these different shades of pink brings my monochromatic look together. Remember that’s what this month’s theme is. How do you think I pulled this look off? Personally I don’t even like pink, but I like how this look turned out. I’m so happy to be able to support women like myself in their journey in fashion. This is one of the main reasons, I started this fashion blog to empower. Sleek Couture and its’ owner holds up their expectations with offering trendy pieces. Just check them out for yourself.! And stay tuned, your online boutiques may be featured next…
Hey ladies, I couldn’t wait to wear these olive green dress sandals. The heel is high, but if you have been catching up on my blog posts, then you know security is one of the best things to have when it comes to high heel shoes. The high heels may be tall, but with the security, it literally feels like an extension of my foot. They give me so much comfort I can wear these heels anywhere.
If you live in Cleveland, then you know what kind of weather we’ve been dealing with. It’s June and the weather is 60 degrees I mean c’mon now! With that being said, I’m wearing this olive “Sexy Secretary Sweater” from Fashion Nova. I actually got this sweater in XS but I should have gotten small for the over-sized look. And let me tell you, this sweater is really comfortable. I wore the sweater off the shoulder to give myself a sexy look. And check it out the buttons are on the back! The jeans are comfortable as well. They look super tight, but the material is soft and they’re stretchy so they don’t feel that tight. I got these “Athena Double Wash Jeans” in olive as well. Now this is the first time I’ve bought jeans from Fashion Nova, but I have to say I’m surprised. If you go on their site, most of the girls are curvy and thick, I wasn’t expecting these jeans to fit like this. But I really love them. They have faint slits above the knee giving me that rustic look. I bought these sandals from Shoe Dazzle (I’m a loyal customer as you can see!) I believe they are called “Analy” dress sandals.
I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but all of these pieces are the color olive, hence my title “Olive Oyl”. Lol! But really I’m going for a monochromatic look, all one color but different shades. And I think I pulled this look off nicely! But comfort is the key today. All pieces in this look allows me to feel sexy, but comfortable as well. From the sweater down to the 4 inch heel sandals I can do anything today. But I think this is an outfit for another date night, so we’ll probably go to the movies and maybe hit the town for a lil fun.
I paired this look with a vintage olive blended Gucci bag. One of my favorite designers, when I can afford it of course.. It’s always good to have a vintage piece to add to any look. I love it because it’s leather and the handle is almost like a bamboo material. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. The jewelry I added to this look is a multicolored choker and a black and gold beaded bracelet.
Comfort and confidence go hand in hand. If you are comfortable with what you’re wearing than that confidence is building more and more for you. Let me tell you I can remember when I would wear high heels and my feet would be hurting so bad. I didn’t feel confident walking in them anymore. But this is the new and improved Munee, and these heels makes me feel so confident, it just keeps a smile on my face. I guarantee when you feel comfortable in your outfit, you will also feel confidence. And if you’re already a confident woman, then you will love it even more to be comfortable and look good at the same time. Trust me! Until next time ladies…