Any working girl knows that being mentally prepared in the corporate world isn't enough; your closet has to be just as ready. Once you become a part of the workforce, your tee-and-jeans combo simply won't cut it anymore. You must be able to represent your company and always look presentable when facing clients. With that in mind, here are the fashion items you need in your closet, ASAP!
1. White button-down
A crisp white button down shirt is essential to any working girl's wardrobe. It's versatile enough to be worn with slacks and skirts or to be dressed down with jeans.
2. Sensible heels
Wearing heels is an instant posture and confidence booster. Don't forget to invest in a stylish but comfy pair when you start working.
3. Tailored suit
Certain meetings call for a more formal attire, so be sure to get yourself a pair of well-tailored blazer and trousers that will make you look smart and stylish.
4. Pencil skirt
You don't always have to wear slacks to the office! Find a pencil skirt that has an appropriate length so you can switch it up on days when you're feeling extra girly.
5. Lightweight sweater
The office can get quite chilly! Always have a lightweight sweater or cardigan in your office cabinet for days when the AC is too cold or when it suddenly rains.
Every smart working girl knows to keep a pair of spare shoes under her desk. Be sure to have a neutral-colored pair of flats with you all the time should you grow tired of your heels or, heaven forbid, your heel breaks!
7. Structured bag
(L-R) Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Handle Bag, Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Satchel Bag, Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Bowling Bag
You also need a good quality tote to stow all your belongings. Invest in a structured bag like the Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Satchel Bag—it's durable and stylish enough to complement your neutral office wear. If a design with less sharp edges is what you fancy, then the Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Handle Bag or the Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Bowling Bag might be a good choice.
8. Casual bag
(L-R) Lipault Lady Plume Tote Bag, Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Clutch Bag, Lipault Lady Plume Bucket Bag
You also need an everyday bag that you can carry for your casual or dress-down Fridays—try the Lady Plume Tote Bag from Lipault. They also offer other variants like the Lipault Plume Elegance Leather Clutch Bag and the Lipault Lady Plume Bucket Bag. These bags are equal parts pretty and sturdy!
9. Travel bag
Lipault Original Plume Spinner
Work is not confined to your cubicle or office. You can easily be whisked off to new places, so always be ready with a stylish and long-lasting luggage like the Lipault Original Plume Spinner. Lipault also has a wide range of luggage, so you have the option to choose from wheeled suitcases to spacious duffle bags.
10. Timeless jewelry
Lastly, you should have a timeless accessory. Whether it's a watch, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, or a simple pendant, a classic piece will make you look like a million bucks.
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