i agree with the above; at least some more stylish flats or kitten heels, unless she has the more uncomfortable pair stowed away in her bag. the colors are nice, but the top looks more formal than the bottom.
she looks very put together but also a bit too masculine or dated, imho. maybe it’s the accessories with the clothing. anyway, as a young, female design professional, i want to look more feminine and modern.
Dear Sart ,agree with you about this woman having style,but I’m a working woman too and i have to say,i agree more with the girls who posted comments about they prefering more modern and feminine looks.
I wonder about what is the proper proportion for a jacket of this kind, with pants of those kind? I like the look – on her. But I would not be honest if I didn’t question the addition of the crisp white pocket square … To me, anyway, it is just too much with the handbag, and the very nicely done long cuffs.
I really like this look. I would wear this. The cuffs on her shirt, the lemongrass pants, the Hermes accessories…but what really gives her ensemble character are her beat up drivers. The shoes have seen some mileage…but they are so charming.
My fiancee is always at a loss when shopping for professional attire in the US.
It’s either cheaply made (synthetic city) or too casual (especially if you work in a more corporate environment). Europe has a lot more to offer in that “better” to “bridge” category of professional womenswear and even the designer stuff – both in terms of style, choices, quality and femininity. Paris and Milan in particular. She always goes and buys work-shirts when she’s there (and lots of non-work stuff of course).
For example… Her, imho, hottest suit is from D&G and can be warn with quite some success in the US board room as well.
I agree that this is a great option for this particular type of woman for work – I’m imagining how hot it must be, yet she looks so chic and pulled together. I generally look extremely wilted and flushed in summer – this woman looks chic and ready to go and well-ironed. And yes, I think part of that is the detail of the cuffs.
She looks like she could be from New Canaan, Connecticut – all prepped out. Her style doesn’t do anything for me because it seems a bit unbalanced with casual pants and shoes and a tailored shirt & jacket. I give her credit for trying to look professional despite the heat & humidity.
I lived in Paris from 1990 to 2000, and this is exactly how French young, well-to-do mothers dressed at that time. If there was a uniform look for what to wear when you collected your children from school, this was it. Capris, either ballerina flats or Tod’s, Hermes accessories and a blazer (to show that you were polished and chic) were de rigeur, at least at my children’s school.
Think the cropped pants with the tailored jacket and long cuffs are unbalanced, I agree with someone saying topheavy. I see two different outfits if this gets split at the middle but like both just not together. Work wear for women is very tough, especially in my conservative environment, please post more shots to show more options.
I love this look! I think it depends on what your style is. According to the Budget Fashionista, this would fall between Trendy and Socialite…which is what I am, a Trendy Socialite. Isn’t that name just delicious?!?!?!?! I work in a more laidback environment where this look would be perfect.