Dressing for work can be tricky. You want to be professional, you want to mean business but you also want to show off your personality. The team here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine work hard to find a good balance, but thought for this month’s feature, we’d turn to the experts at Kellie’s Consignments. They were kind enough to come up with three looks that — not only offer up a nice blend of professionalism and personality — but can save you some cash too. A Wild Wrap No matter your body type a wrap dress will work — we promise! This classic, by the inventor of the wrap dress, is a great find. Don’t let the print scare you, think of it as a neutral and go from there. Peep toe heels are great for the warmer months and in the cooler months go with a knee-high boot. Don’t forget to pile on the accessories, too. Dress by Diane von Furstenberg, $99.99; necklace, $34.99; bag, $7.99; shoes by Antonio Melani Brown, $36.99. Suited for Work Certain professions and occasions call for a suit, but don’t think you can only pair it with a basic button down. Add a little bit of interest with the addition of a bright color, or in this case, a shirt with a textured, animal print. Plus, accessories and fun shoes allow for personality in even the most buttoned-up look. Suit by Ann Taylor, $124.99; blouse by Ann Taylor, $14.99; necklace, $7.99; bag by Debbie Brooks, $119.99; shoes by Cole Haan, $69.99. Super Stripes It seems for the past few years stripes are everywhere. We’re happy to see that trend continue and make its way to a blazer so that it can be office appropriate. Paired with jeans on the weekend and dress pants Monday to Friday, this blazer is a great start to a full look. Blazer by Cabi, $19.90; Sweater by Cop. Copine, $14.90; pants by Cop. Copine, $29.99; silver necklace, $8.99; bag by Coach, $119.99; shoes by Antonio Melani Brown, $36.99. [nggallery id=289]
Emily Caswell is the Managing Editor of CAWLM. She has a passion for fun, family, friends, shopping sprees, cold drinks and Lansing.