Monday, March 17, 2008

What to Wear: Euro Office

The trick to dressing for work is avoiding monotony. It's too easy to get stuck in a rut of outfits each week. Here is Anja's request:
It's been 3 weeks since I started working as an assistant to a CEO of a subsidiary of a Dutch company. Because we're recently starting from scratch here in Germany, we'll be going on a 2-day business trip to the Netherlands as soon as possible to learn about how things are done there and transfer them home.

I already started building some kind of basic wardrobe with a black pencil skirt + jacket as well as the same thing in grey. I try to mix and match with blouses, sweaters, cardigans, pants and accessories. As I really want to make a good first impressions those two days and it needs to be something that I can wear on the plane and the whole day, I would love to hear your advice. I'm tall (6,1"), wear a size 6/8(?), have fair skin and dark blond hair.
Ps.: If it's not too much to ask for, could you perhaps find sources that ship to/are situated in Europe?
It's important to look really sharp when you're traveling on business. It makes you feel more confident!

Dress - A simple black and blue sheath dress is so versatile. Choose a fabric that won't wrinkle when you sit.
Shoes - Boots would be cute but hard to get on and off for airport security. Go with a tall pair of stacked heel pumps.
Trench - A sharp trench makes a big opening statement.
Bag - Leather slouch tote from TopShop.
Ring - Shiny black enamel.

3 comments:

Jacinda said...

I like the jacket. Good for work or play.

Far From Perfect said...

this time of year is hard for me..the tweener season in the midwest is difficult. still cold, but soo sick of our winter clothes.your right need to mix it up.

Anne said...

Check out www.bodenusa.com
Lots of cute stuff!