As Oscar Wilde once said, “you can never be overdressed or overeducated.” For the ambitious, career-driven or just plain life-focused Bauces out there, we know that presentation is key when it comes to sending the overall message that you’re a woman of high value that means business. But this doesn’t mean you have to break an arm and a leg to look the part of a self-made businesswoman. Before you start your new job, head to your next interview, or host your upcoming fundraiser, be sure that you have these eight essential wardrobe pieces in your closet. They simply scream effortlessly chic, classy, and fabulous!
1. A power tote
Have you ever been that girl whose still digging through her purse for five minutes after yelling out that you have a pen that your boss can borrow? Yeah…don’t be that girl. Instead, find an organized tote that is both stylish and equally efficient. Be sure that it is chic and sleek and can complement most outfits without appearing gaudy.
No other shoe will garner as much respect and hushed whispers of envy from other women as when they see that timeless, instantly recognizable red at the bottom of your soles. Save up and invest in the sexiest, most powerful heels a woman can own. (Not ready to drop a few hundreds? We have some more affordable recommendations below.
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3. Round sunglasses
Row 1: Miu Miu Round Sunglasses ($400), Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Sunglasses ($469), Alexander McQueen Black Round Gradient Sunglasses ($430). Row 2: Ray-Ban Rb4256 Black Round Sunglasses ($150), Eyevan7285 Round Frame Sunglasses ($375), Woman Vintage Big Double Round Frame Sunglasses ($6.49)
4. Trench Coat
Another timeless, sexy yet classy, Parisian-style look. A trench by itself (paired with Louboutins or classy flats) is a whole look of its own. Perfect for both spring and fall weather and a way to keep you looking effortlessly stylish and professional.
Forget diamonds. Pearls are a girl’s best friend, especially one who is ambitious and career driven. They’re feminine and powerful (not that the two are mutually exclusive, of course). Wear these to interviews, special days at work, or basically any time you’re feeling fancy.
6. A classy watch
A designer watch is an absolute must and a great investment. You can easily dress it up for business meetings and style it down for casual fridays. Purchasing a quality watch is a pricey venture; however, it will last for a long time unlike cheaper models that typically snap after constant wear and tear.
7. A Wrap Dress
All bauces have that one versatile dress that’s perfect for going to the office, then out to happy hour or for a late night meet-up with your girls. Layer it with a jacket or jewelry for instant glam. Remember, wrap dresses should accentuate your body type and not hug too tightly. Too much cleavage or rising in the thigh area is a sign that you may want to go up a size.
8. Ballet flats