What to wear for the dog days of summer

It’s no secret… it’s HOT outside! Now, let me share a secret. Some days when it’s really hot, and I’m trying to decide what to wear for work, I stand in front of my closet thinking, “All I really want to wear is a pair of shorts, a tank top, and sandals.”  Since I’m a professional image consultant, this isn’t a reality. And it’s probably not going to work for you either, so I’ve put together some great tips for what to wear to the office to beat the summer heat and still dress professionally.  The first thing to do [..] read more

An easy Monday outfit

Today is casual Friday, and in a recent post I gave the goods on what to wear for a professional look. Why not plan what you’re going to wear on Monday? Here’s an easy to copy Monday outfit. You don’t have to have the exact pieces to copy cat this. It’s simply your inspiration. Why not add a pop of yellow with a handbag or even a new lemon laptop case! Have a great weekend and an even happier Monday!

How to Style Skirts

Over the last several years, I’ve had numerous clients claim to me, “I don’t know how to wear skirts!” After giving it some, it occurred to me that it’s because the trending style in tops is for very long lengths. To make a skirt look good proportionally for you, it’s important to steer clear of these long tops, instead opting for ones that hit no longer than mid hip. Here are several ideas to try. If you’re short waisted, crop tops may fit you in the exact right spot, just covering the top of the skirt. A sweater with a [..] read more

Singing the praises of the surplice top

I just recently purchased my first surplice blouse with a draped front. While the style has been popular for a couple of years, I don’t know what took me so long to get one. I love it!   Surplice basics by danalynch featuring v-neck shirts Surplice tops of all types are quite flattering to many women, but I’m specifically referring to ones that have a little fullness at the bottom in the front, like the ones pictured. (I own the one above in off-white.) I’ve had clients buy these a several times and am absolutely convinced they’re great for almost [..] 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