Who Said Business Has To Be Boring?

Who Said Business Has To Be Boring?

Turning your business wardrobe into quality, go-to pieces
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When people say business casual, we automatically think of suits, dress pants, and losing our identity of style.

Obviously, you need to be respectful and appropriate. The goal is the business you're addressing, not your outfit.

However, adding a little color and flare to your business wardrobe is not going to hurt anyone!

What you wear is a chance to represent your personality. Why should we feel caged, as if were portraying someone we're not? Truth is, dressing to your personality will improve your confidence.

Which in return, will improve your overall health and performance.

So lets change the face of business casual. It's 2017 people!!

So many things are constantly changing, including style. Business casual needs to keep up with the trends.


Below I have listed a few statement pieces that I live by for attending business casual events. They are professional and respectful, however your colleagues and admirers will catch a glimpse of your personality and creativity.


1.) Trousers

Definitely the first piece you should add to your revamped business wardrobe. Trousers are not only versatile and appropriate, but comfy as well. Easily paired with different kinds of tops, a pair of trousers is a great base piece. I suggest investing in a black pair to start out.


2.) Black & Dark Washed Skinnies + Dark Washed Flares

I feel as if there is a certain stigma against wearing jeans to anything business related. But it only makes sense to correlate jeans from your casual to business wardrobe?! Skinnies are always a safe call paired with heels and a nice top. They definitely "class up" your outfit. Flares, one of the most recent trends, look so flattering while maintaining a professional look. Pair with a dressy top and you're good to go. Make sure you do not have any holes or scuffs; you want to look clean and put together. I suggest sticking to dark washed or black. In my opinion, they look more professional and sleek. Adding appropriate accessories will dress up your look as well.



3.) Patterns


You've probably been encouraged to stay away from patterned clothing, but as long as you don't take it too over board-you should be fine! Adding a patterned top or bottom to your emsemble will spice up your look. Don't be scared. Show off your creative side. Steer clear of over-doing it by pairing patterns with neutral solids.



4.) Dresses + Skirts

You'll definitely catch me wearing trousers before a dress, but if you're that kind of girl-own it. We all know the rules. Appropriate dresses need to be knee length and cover your shoulders. I understand these guidelines to some extent. But wearing a dress/skirt that's an inch or so above your knee, not a big deal. For business, I love the way pencil skirts look. They're super classy, and make you feel like you're boss material. As far as dresses go, I would continue to cover up your shoulders. Still try to be creative with it however; a cinched waist and embroidered details is sure to make you stand out-but in a good way.




5.) Blazers

Every girl needs a nice go-to blazer. I'm literally in love with mine. Whenever I dress business casual, I always try to incorporate it. Blazers look great paired with skirts, jeans, trousers, dresses...everything really. It's key to the whole, "hey I'm looking cute but I'm professional and you can take me seriously" look. Definitely a great investment!




So, theres my two sense about the new and improved business casual attire.
I hope you feel inspired to step out of your comfort zone and begin to represent your creativity in your business wardrobe. There's nothing wrong with showing who you are!!



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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter
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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.

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One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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The Colors Of The Rainbow Ranked From Best To Worst

"Color is a power which directly influences the soul." – Wassily Kandinsky

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The colors of the rainbow are found everywhere; in products at the store, clothing, and even in signs on the roads. Some colors stand out more than others but all in all, each and every one is there for a purpose. That purpose is most likely to grab your attention and make you notice one thing or another. All colors are great but some of them are better than others and here's why.

1. Purple

This was my favorite color, once upon a time. It was also my mom's favorite color. The color purple rarely appears in nature which makes it precious and exquisite. Purple has historically been associated with wealth and royalty but also represents creativity, wisdom, and independence. Given its rarity, seeing something purple makes it special.

2. Green

This is my favorite color now because it represents nature and all that lies in the great outdoors. The color green is everywhere; it represents life and growth. Green is soothing and relaxing while also bringing a sense of hope and adventure. It embodies me in a variety of aspects. I love adventure and am always looking to nature to bring a source of light to my life.

3. Blue

Another great color that can be seen every time you walk out the door and look up at the sky. Although blue usually symbolizes sadness, it also represents trust, stability, and intelligence. It is calming and tranquil in nature. What's better than watching the waves of the ocean?

4. Red

The color of blood and fire; representing both love and anger. Red is powerful and courageous while also being destructive and aggressive. It catches attention quickly and easily to help alert people to danger.

5. Yellow

The color of sunshine and happiness. Yellow represents energy, optimism, and joy. It is spontaneous and unstable while also being bright and attention-grabbing, but only when paired with a darker color.

6. Orange

Orange is a mix of colors rather than standing strong on its own. This color represents warmth and compassion, but it really just helps aid other colors rather than creating a name for itself. Orange reminds me of Halloween and pumpkins, but not much else.

7. Indigo

What even is indigo? This is such an irrelevant color which is why it falls on the end of my list. The only reason I know this color exists is because of ROYGBIV- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Without that, it would be a mystery; there would be no recognition behind the word.

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