The 4-5 piece French wardrobe #3
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Power to the 99%
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hardly ever at Barney's
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Ooh, green wedges sound great!! Ah-ha, so like me, "weird" for you is boring/conservative. Just own it, it'll be fine!
When I first started I thought I have to wear gray suits and whatnot, but then I said f that, I'll wear what I want as long as it's respectful...to a conservative office I wear emerald knee-high boots and matching mohair wrap, patent-violet-platform-oxford-slingback-peeptoe-starry-wedges, studded punk boots, Dries van Noten skirts, weird Zucca asymmetrical stuff, jumbles of bracelets and rings, vintage dresses in violent colors...and my colleagues actually like it. Though granted, my clients and boss (grown men) are intimidated by me and run (away) when they see me. Couldn't care less.
A little intimidation can work to your advantage
My own approach is to be fairly conservative except for one thing--like red shoes. I sometimes show some skin, not a lot. And I never do what everyone else is doing--but that just comes naturally
Women are well established in most workplaces ... I have never had a problem being taken seriously by the vast majority. What you don't want is to look like being sexy is your top priority, and (though I've known someone successful who took this approach) you don't want to look like your last career was call girl and you still have a lot of the clothes.
Luxury is living a simple, elegant, and responsible life. Luxury is a reduction.
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