Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Add to Your Faves for Great Career Dressing Tips

It's becoming a challenge to write a post that doesn't include, and this one will be no different. A great source of interesting blogs and articles, someone tweeted the link to, 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 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.


  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 Jana

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


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