Love your blog! I have this opportunity to meet the CEO of my company for lunch and dinner on same day. I don’t want to wear a suit. I am looking for a sheath and blazer/ jacket combination which is still conservative. My budget is $550. Please help me pick an outfit.
Thanks for your help. Regards, S
A dress and blazer combination is a great option because you it’s a professional choice for lunch, but you can remove the jacket for dinner. $550 is a pretty healthy budget, so let’s see what we can come up with.
A Olivia Pope-Inspired Combination
I’m in the throes of a grey obsession. This collarless tweed jacket with a grey sheath and pumps is a classic combination that’s both feminine and sleek. The pumps bring in a bit of texture, the dress has a pleated detail, and the marled colors in the jacket lighten the look.
Bold Summer Color
Looking to bring a little color party? It’s a bold woman who wears red. I like the mix of the softer tweed jacket with the simple sheath. I also can’t tell you how smitten I am with my new M.Gemi pumps. The mesh makes them unexpectedly, but subtly, sexy.
A More Relaxed Option
If you’re a younger employee (sub-25), sometimes dressing very conservatively isn’t your best play. Hear me out on this. Smart, capable, well-spoken women are always valued, but if you possess this quality at young age, you will look even more impressive.
This outfit mixes a slight playfulness in the A-line skirt and the detailed jacket with a classic color combination. The necklace lengthens the look. Add a black pointed toe pump, you’re set to go.