Fashion Styles the Serious Business Professional Woman Should Never Wear

When a professional business woman wants to be taken seriously by her counterparts, she must remember to dress professionally. If she doesn’t, she will not be taken seriously no matter what she says or brings to the table. It’s all about impressions, if your dress is inappropriate or too casual, your colleagues will tune you out.  From the start, make a serious, professional, strong statement in the office with the bohemian attire you wear.

To make a strong, assertive, professional statement, there are fashion no no’s every professional woman should make sure to avoid. A business woman never knows when she will meet with potential clients or be called into a meeting. Therefore you must always be dressed and prepared to meet these “potential” clients. Even on casual Friday. Now let’s look at some examples of inappropriate office attire for executive level women.

Open Weave Sandals

The open weave sandals in the link above are gorgeous and they are fine to wear to work, but they are not fine for the executive woman who is trying to make a statement. When working in a male dominated world, and the business world is still male dominated, it’s a good idea to wear shoes that make a statement. The pump design here is great for the office. It fits the taste of women who want to be stylish, yet also want to maintain that serious professional aura. This pump also works well when going from the office to the dance floor. It’s symbolic of the new age woman who desires to be professional yet demonstrate her feminine ambiance.

See Thru or Sheer Blouses

While the model in the link above looks absolutely gorgeous and could be the bell of the ball, she would definitely not be taken seriously at a business meeting. Most of her male counterparts would be thinking about her beauty rather than her brainpower and what she has to offer the company. What would be more appropriate for the female executive when selecting a blouse or top would be something shown in the category here. The battle to maintain our position and climb in the corporate world is still ongoing. We must continue the fight in order to keep our male counterparts aware of our intelligence and not our anatomy.

How to Buy an Overcoat

Today, people have the option of buying overcoats from different sources. There are high-end retail shops, budget shops as well as Internet stores where people can look to get the perfect overcoat and stay warm in winter.

However, an overcoat is an expensive piece of clothing and not something that you will buy often. Hence, knowing how to buy an overcoat can ensure that you select the right one based on your fashion sense and lifestyle, and also one that will last for years to come.

Here are some points to consider when you are in the market for an overcoat:

Assess your lifestyle. The overcoat should be one that facilitates your lifestyle without hindrance. If you tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, you will need an overcoat that can keep you warm and also that will be easy to walk in. If your lifestyle is casual, you will need an overcoat to complement your other clothes.

Check out the fabric of the overcoat. Today, overcoats are made from natural, synthetic and microfibers. Most people opt for synthetic and microfibers as they can keep a person warm, but are also more affordable. Natural fabrics, such as wool, can be a tad bit expensive, but are equally warm and luxurious to feel and touch.

Select a size that not only looks good, but also fits you well. An overcoat should not make you look bulky, as you will be wearing other clothes underneath. Also, check the versatility of the overcoat. As far as possible, try to get one that you can wear to work and also for hanging out with your friends.

Check the style of the overcoat. If you have money, you can stay with the fashion trend and buy a new overcoat every time the fashion changes. On the other hand, if you are looking for quality, get a style that you can wear for a few years without feeling out of place.

Color is another important factor to consider when buying an overcoat. It is best to opt for dark and neutral colors, as they will not show dirt very easily and you will not have to keep sending the overcoat to the cleaners.

Finally, select the length carefully. While you want the overcoat to cover you, it should not be that long that it poses an obstacle while driving or getting on and off a bus. Many people opt for hip-length overcoats, as they can be worn to work and also for leisure activities without looking formal.

These tips will be able to help you buy the perfect overcoat for your wardrobe and ensure you look your best each time you step out of your home.