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LIFE + STYLE

IT’S ALL ABOUT PRESENTATION

I’m constantly coming into contact with people who say that what they wear “doesn’t matter.” Now, I’m not one to say that I don’t fully embrace leggings and a sweatshirt after a long day or rock a pair of sweatpants to the grocery store, but I’m here to tell you that what you wear absolutely does matter.

What you choose to wear shows who you are before you even get the chance to open your mouth. I am convinced a great outfit can add a motivational element to your day. It doesn’t matter where you get these clothes or how much they cost, but a great outfit can work wonders for how we feel about ourselves and how others view us.

This idea is what inspired me to have this photo-shoot with the amazing Joe Knotts from Creative Media. I wanted to capture how you can pair many different brands and styles to create solid professional outfits. For example, the black cropped sweater from White House Black Market paired with a conservative wool skirt from Lacoste creates a professional look with some edge. Also, who would have thought that a simple turtleneck from Madewell paired with a high-waisted skirt from White House Black Market would be so sleek. Turtlenecks, simple skirts and wool sweaters are essential items that we should have in our closet because they’re very versatile. You can add accessories to these outfits in whatever way you like. Regardless of whether it’s a studded belt or a pearl necklace you can incorporate a little of your own originality in any of these outfits.

The Style Operandi

Sleeveless Jacket, Skirt, Heels // White House Black Market // Blouse // Madewell

The Style Operandi

Sunglasses // Ray Ban

The Style Operandi

Cropped Sweater // White House Black Market // Skirt // Lacoste // Shoes // Madewell Caleb Boots // Handbag // Kate Spade

The Style Operandi

So the next time you or someone you know says that what they’re wearing “doesn’t matter.” Remember what a statement these simple outfits can make. Remember how easy it is to feel fabulous if you’re in an outfit that makes you feel like you can conquer the world.

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