Yesterday was hot as blazes (again!) and I chose to wore my new capris in the navy eyelet , rococco top and featherweight cotton cardi (you can see the outfit here, sans cardigan) and little Jessica Simpson Davida sandals (I didn't really note them in the post, but they are really cute and you can order them here:
These are cute and comfortable sandals. But I digress...
I loved this outfit, but really, it did not feel corporate or like something a boss would/should wear at all. While I did not have any meetings outside of the building, I still felt decidedly casually dressed. This is a real problem in the summer for me, especially.
In my job, I should normally dress like this:
I typically would dress like this in the fall/winter. But I struggle with that look at times - it feels very uniform-y to me! And I am not always sure I look good in a blazer...
So I wear a lot of pencil skirt/jacket, pencil skirt/cardigan combinations, but is the latter dressy enough?
See the outfit below. Is this dressy enough? Would you wear this if you were the boss?
Can a cardigan ever be as dressy as a blazer/jacket?
How do I "dress" up suits so I feel more comfortable in them?
So, this morning, I am trying a little harder (honestly, this taking your picture regularly has certainly helped my willpower to stay on the diet! I cannot wait until I can tuck with impunity..):
|Elie Tahari Navy Linen Jacket, J Crew Naomi top, Luisa Cerrano linen skirt, franco sarto wedges|
But my question is - would this have looked as polished with a cardigan? If this was a Jackie Navy cardigan for example? Does a jacket make me look larger or slimmer on top?
Those of you who have followed along this far know I like some flash. But I need a uniform and I want to look polished! All advice is greatly appreciated!!!!!!
Should a boss always wear a suit or jacket or am I being too old fashioned?
I know - I am asking a lot, but you will be throwing me the sartorial lifeline here, folks!!!