How to wear ankle boots for a professional image

While ankle boots (a.k.a. booties) are not a completely new trend, they’re hotter than ever this year. But it seems many women see booties as trendy and less professional. To the former, they’ve certainly been around long enough to show they’re fashionable, but not trendy. To the latter, ankle boots with skirts may not be the way to go if you work in an extremely conservative office, but they’re a great updated and stylish option for casual and business casual environments. Here are a few different ways to wear ankle boots to refresh your wardrobe: Wearing an ankle boot with [..] read more

Are bare arms right for a professional image?

It’s hot outside! And the the fashion industry is giving us so many choices of what to wear to work that it can be extremely confusing to figure out what to wear in the summer months. One of the biggest topics that comes up is whether it’s appropriate to go sleeveless in professional situations. Here’s the scoop! Covering your arms will always be more professional than going sleeveless. Why? Showing skin in the workplace can be distracting, and some believe it is disrespectful. That said, it is definitely becoming more acceptable to go sleeveless for work, especially in business casual [..] read more

The White Dress Goes to the Office

This ensemble could go to the office. It’s edgy and unexpected, yet professional! Not your personal style? Swap the bomber jacket for a black blazer. Don’t want to wear a jacket? Cover up in the office in a pastel or bright cardigan. Proportionally, shorter layering pieces work best with dresses. Now that it’s finally warming up, you may be realizing your summer wardrobe isn’t in as great of shape as you’d like. As an image consultant based in Denver, I specialize in professional dress and can help you create a wardrobe that’s polished and easy to put together.  Feel free [..] read more

The Little White Dress-Casual

For summer,  a little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress. This casual look would be great for summer time sight seeing, lunch with friends, an afternoon of (white) wine tasting, etc. If neutrals aren’t your thing, simply swap the accessories shown for more vibrant colors. Don’t like hats? Swap it for a fun scarf or headband to keep your hair off your face when the temperatures soar. If you’re not comfortable wearing white, check out what you can do with a little blue dress! Now that it’s finally warming up, you may be realizing your [..] read more

How to look 10 years younger

I can’t imagine there are very many women who weren’t  intrigued by the title of today’s post, of course unless you’re 21. Most of the time the “10 year promise” has to do with skin care, but not today. I’m talking about dressing to appear 10 years younger. And it’s so much easier than you think! I’m just gonna say it! To look 10 years younger in your clothes, you need to dress in a modern way and adopt trends that are new to you, trends that may feel really foreign to you. Here’s an example of what I mean. [..] read more