Summer Work Wardrobe Essentials

Summer Work Wardrobe

Michael Kors longsleeve dress / Green Trench Dress / J. Mendel j mendel dress / Untold red red summer dress, $100 / Reiss Green Jersey dress / Jason Wu / Paulie Sleeveless Trench / H&M White Trumpet Skirt , $45 / Dorothy Perkins / Dorothy Perkins / Vero Moda floral blazer, $61 / Topshop / J.Crew slim fit pants / H&M skirt, $38 / Pencil skirt, $76 / J Brand mid-rise jeans, $245 / L'Wren Scott royal blue pencil skirt / Flat shoes / Zara leather pumps / Maryjane flat, $98 / Zara pumps / Mimco , $97 / Pink Pointed toe flat / Banana Republic twist jewelry / H&M bracelet bangle, $9.05 / Henri Bendel jewelry

With any change in life, we as humans do our best to prepare ourselves. I start my new position next week and although it is at the same company, it is certainly not the same environment. Since I will now be working with our Executives, my clothing choices have to be far more tailored and professional to an extent. We are fortunate to have a business casual office and during the summer we are allowed to wear jeans. I recently read a fabulous article in Marie Claire magazine about "jean days and what it means" and I am adamant that I will still dress for the job I want even in denim. I own a closet full of neutrals and not much color so I decided that my capsule collection for summer work wear was going to include bold hues. The above is what I came up with while playing around on Polyvore. I am so amped to wear an all white power suit with either the white wide leg pants or the white trumpet skirt that I just purchased from H&M. There is something so dramatic and gorgeous with an all white ensemble in tailored pieces!

 Question for all of you... do you believe clothes make the man or woman and do you believe that how you dress can positively or negatively impact your professional success??