Universal wardrobe items for a business woman

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business womanImage is everything in the corporate world and women especially need to learn to dress for success. When choosing your wardrobe, remember, you need to be comfortable and confident.

Here are just a few universal wardrobe items for a business woman that should be in the closet of any businesswoman:

Black dress

A little black dress is a must-have. Whether you are going to the office, having dinner with a client or colleagues or going for any social function a sexy sophisticated black dress is a perfect choice to wear.

Ensure it is custom made and fits well to hide your flaws and compliment your attributes. Style and comfort should top your priority list when choosing the dress. You can either choose a sleeveless, 3/4 length sleeves, or have cap sleeves. Depending on your taste, you can pick a knee-length, miniskirt or something in between.

Whatever your taste or style, you can never go wrong on a black dress.

Black blazer

This is another important wardrobe item for every business woman. Since it’s black, you can wear it with almost anything from short skirts, dresses to a pair of jeans. You don’t need to shop at expensive malls to get the best blazer, simply ensure that you buy a well fitting blazer for you body type and size. Depending on your style, you can buy longer blazer or one that slightly fits in the waist area.

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Accessories compliment everything you wear, for instance adding an accessory to your blazer can make an official look totally informal. Make sure you have necklaces, earrings, bangles among others.

You can never go wrong with diamonds. Whether you want to compliment your little black dress, dress for a dinner date or a high-power meeting simple diamond hoops is a perfect choice. Handbags and belts are another worthy investment in your wardrobe. Handbags (particularly a black leather bag) compliment your image and speak volumes about your personality.

You wear it to shopping, dinner, lunch, or to the office. Choose a size that can comfortably carry everything that you need but not too big for you to carry around.

White button shirt

Like a pair of blazers, ensure you get a well fitting shirt to accentuate your features. Don’t buy one similar to your boyfriend or husband. While wearing the shirt, you can either wear it as part of a suit, tucked in under a jacket or a sweater. Consider the following while buying the shirt:

  • In terms of style, consider if you want a casual shirt or official one. A fancy less pressed shirt is ideal for casual wear when worn with a pair of jeans. However, for official look, choose less fancy and more pressed shirt.
  • In terms of the material, cotton is the best material to choose. The long strong fibers in cotton give the shirt a luxurious appearance and make it durable.
  • The collar is another important element. Ensure it is sewn properly.

Black skirt

Nothing portrays your confidence and femininity than a knee-length black skirt. Ensure the skirt fits perfectly to give you a slim appearance. Depending on your style, you can either choose a pencil skirt, A-line skirt or any other type but whichever style you choose, make sure the material is lightweight wool to suit any season.