It’s the last day of my birth month! So in line with getting a year older (and wiser I hope), I thought I’d share here my list of basics on looking polished for a 30-something corporate slave. Each one to his own but I think that with aging comes the responsibility of dressing up accordingly. And it’s pretty much important that at this stage, somehow you’ve pretty much figured out the three adjectives that you want to describe you style as I have mentioned in my previous post here. Aside from my favorite maxi skirt to embody a ladylike style, here I listed down below some of my must-haves for nailing that polished look at work. But mind you, these pieces aren’t exactly limited to the workplace. Read on and let me know if you agree too below. 🙂
- Jumpsuits. I have lost count of all the times I have said it how jumpsuits are one-and-done pieces. Sure, they may be uncomfy when you go to the toilet (yes, somebody once asked me a question about it) but that’s a mini disadvantage compared to the many functions you can wear it in (day to night dressing at work, weddings, etc), the ease with which you throw it on and its endless styling possibilities. I’ll never stop waxing poetic about jumpsuits.
- Trench Coats. Same with jumpsuits, I can’t stress enough how adding a layer of chicness can add to your look. In a tropical setting here, it’s rather advisable to go for a sleeveless one (though I’m a super fan of its sleeved cousin) and in a super super versatile neutral tone like this one in camel.
- Two-tone Block Heels. Although black will always be your classic go-tos for a polished look, it doesn’t hurt to have a two-tone version in block heels like this one. It’s an iconic design started by of course Chanel and the design is pure genius. The other tone is leg-lengthening while the black cap is for shoe protection. That’s Mademoiselle Coco for you!
- Structured bag. Sure, it’s always convenient to have totes that stretch to whatever we put in it but I love structured bag for the fact that even I have to throw in things and be messy, they always stay in shape and look refined from the outside like a lady that maintains composure in times of pressure. 😉
And all of them represented by this look below. What are your tips for staying polished?