WSF Celeb Style: Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo’s style is to die for.  The reality star/socialite/fashionista has a knack for putting together neck-breaking ensembles.  I love the way she wears conservative, but very stylish outfits, that I think we could get away with wearing at the office. We could definitely learn a thing or two from her to help upgrade our Wall Street wardrobe!  Olivia is definitely a Style Icon for our generation!

Check out 10 of her best Wall Street inspired looks.

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A Working Woman’s Staple: Black Blazer

Every woman should have a black blazer in her closet.  And, unless you are going on an interview, I think you should wear one that has more character.  I get so bored with the boxy, big shoulder pad blazers.  I have so many different black ones, but they are cut differently and more feminine.  It’s important to have one basic one, but change it up a bit with the others.  The one pictured above is by Vionnet.

I also am thinking about getting the Unconditional Black Blazer below.  It’s a little pricey.  But, I’m sure it will look FABulous on =).  I would wear it to work with a non-black Sheath Dress underneath.  Take conservative risks with your workwear!

Dress Spotlight: BCBGMaxazria Donna Scoop Dress

I absolutely love BCBGMaxazria pieces! I came a cross this dress while shopping the after Christmas sales and think it’s FABulous.  It has enough color to add variety to your wardrobe and can be worn during the day at work paired with a conservative pump.  You can transition this dress for an afterwork event by adding a pair of bright, sexy heals to bring out the colors.

How Tight Should Your Work Dress Be?

This is a question that I read about all the time and I feel a lot of women ask when joining Corporate America.  Let’s face it, if you are like me, I’m sure you’d like to be fashionable when going to work.  But we should remember to remain fashionably conservative =)!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut answer to this question.  It depends on the context: the length of the dress, the cut of the dress, and the woman wearing the dress.  The same dress won’t fit the same way on every woman.  I’ll never forget this.  One day, I wore a cream, ruched, Ann Taylor dress to work with one of my colleagues.  And, the dress looked completely different on her than on me.  I am curvier than she is, and as a result, the dress looked ‘tighter’ on me.  To downplay the fact that the dress looked tighter and accentuated my hips and derrière, I just wore a blazer.

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