As a marketer in the media industry, I believe in the power of personal branding through appearance. On any given day of the week, I could be asked to attend an event or have the opportunity to network with other professionals, so it is important that I leave a lasting first impression.
I’d describe my style as chic, feminine, and classic. I love investing in versatile staple pieces that can be worn through multiple seasons. A bold lip color is also a major key for me! During this week, I have a range outfits for any occasion, along with a few tips on how I tackle my week’s challenges.
This year, I’m shifting my Monday mindset. Instead of dreading my alarm clock going off at 6:00 am, I now think of it as a fresh start! The key is being better prepared. My Sunday routine consists of meal prepping, laundry, and writing a plan for the week. Then on Monday, once I get all dolled up and arrive at work, I’m ready. I typically have a check-in meeting to start the week, so I like to go for a crisp, clean look. For this outfit, I paired my yellow moto jacket with a green culotte corduroy pant. The bold color combos of this outfit put me in good spirits, and I pair animal print shoes with everything!
Tuesday’s are for errands and appointments. It’s so much easier to have one designated evening to handle your business. For work, I like to keep it casual but polished. To achieve this, I typically wear something that will go well with heels or sneakers. For this look, if I were to replace my shoes with a nice pump, I’d be good to go!
Outside of my 9-5, I am the director of high school programming for Seeds of Fortune, a college preparation program. After work, I head to a coffee shop to work on programming outreach or check in with a mentee. This chunky sweater is all I need to survive hump day. It’s super cozy and comfortable for my 5-9 gig. Not to mention, lavender is the perfect seasonal touch for spring!
Ahh, I can finally come out of winter hibernation. Which means happier hours and fun prints! To be honest, this look is actually out of my comfort zone, but occasionally I like to try something new. This is completely inspired by my inner Traci Ellis Ross. Her outfits on Black-ish have influenced me to be a little more vibrant.
After the week is over, I turn into a tourist and search for new restaurants for date night. There are so many hidden gems in the city that it’s a personal rule to not revisit the same restaurant twice. This sheer black top is one of the staple pieces I just purchased for going out to avoid pre-anxiety thoughts, including, “what am I going to wear?” Because let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a black top and a red lip!
Moto Jacket, Bagatelle
Track Jacket, Adidas
Bright Sweater, Free People
Sheer Top, 1.State
Patterned Wrap Top, Topshop
Graphic Tee, Prince Peter
Utility Pants, River Island
Striped Skirt, Madewell
Ponte Pants, Halogen (an office fav!)
Classic Watch, MVMT
Chic Sneakers, Adidas
Ankle Strap Heels, Steve Madden