Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is the Editorial Director, Women’s at Gilt.com, and has previously worked at People Style Watch and Teen Vogue, so she’s an expert when it comes to must-have looks and jet-set style. Here, she weighs in on her top outfit for the week.
Looking stylish and professional occasionally seems like an oxymoron. While magazines tout the crop top and neons as summer must-haves, your boss looks askance at any hemline that rises above the knee and that trusty black tote sure does hold your laptop nicely.
On the other hand, women as diverse as Michelle Obama and Victoria Beckham have been using more fashion-forward outfits as their new go-to’s, so it’s a safe bet that these chic looks can still feel business-appropriate. The formula: Take one sleek sheath dress, with extra style points for bold colors like turquoise and peach, and add on a coordinating slim cardigan. Feel free to belt it too!
Finish off the look with classic jewelry — we love the look of a menswear-inspired tank watch to cut the girliness of the look. A sturdy, no-nonsense pump allows you to walk tall all day, and upgrade your tote to a luxe leather carry-all that can hide your laptop while you head out to after dinner drinks.
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