Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Add Corporette.com to Your Faves for Great Career Dressing Tips

It's becoming a challenge to write a post that doesn't include Twitter.com, and this one will be no different. A great source of interesting blogs and articles, someone tweeted the link to Corporette.com, a "fashion and lifestyle blog for overachieving chicks" a few weeks ago, and I've been hooked ever since.

Sometimes it's hard to explain to people new to the business world, including students who've never owned a suit, exactly what career dressing should look like, but Corporette.com makes it easy with well-written posts - and pictures.

For example, today's post, "Suit of the Week", features a beautiful charcoal J. Crew suit, in a cut and color flattering to most wearers (and on sale, too) that would be appropriate in any conservative legal environment. You know I'm a fan of coordinating separates to expand a limited wardrobe, and this suit fills the bill with an additional "one-button blazer and two pairs of pants that go with the collection as well."

J. Crew can be a bit pricey for those on a limited budget, but even if you are just starting out in an entry-level professional job, invest in one amazing and timeless suit - and build a basic career wardrobe around it. Pioneering fashion historian James Laver said "Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something." Your good suit says you mean business.

2 comments:

  1. Love your blog. Also love your Career Dressing advice. I've hired workers who dressed in cute little black dresses for the interview but show up at work in t-shirts with arrows and "baby: pointing at the belly . I've been in the paralegal business since 1965. I keep trying to retire but they keep dragging me back. Also an author. One being an amateur detective/paralegal who never listens to her boss (autobiographical I'm afraid) see my Blog at http://wishladysjournal.blogspot.com/ Jana

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  2. Thank you, Jana! I will definitely check out your blog and books very soon.

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