- Dressing in a hurry
- Fitted dress plus trench coat
- Shirt dress plus blazer/cardigan
- Sheath dress with cardigan
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Dressing in a hurry
We all have been there: Having no time to pull an outfit together and there is an important meeting at work to dress for. Instead of throwing on yesterday’s outfit again, go for instant style. Like you can’t be over- or under-dressed in a LBD, A tailored, well-fitting dress in neutral colors always looks professional. #instantstyle #workstyle Click To Tweet Add the respective accessories and you are ready for a business dinner, a meeting with clients, and even date night after work.
Fitted dress plus trench coat
A knee-length classic navy day dress looks great with a taupe trench coat a gray belt, gray or navy pumps, and a red work tote, diamond studs, and a pearl necklace. After work, swap the pearls and diamonds for long chandeliers, the tote for a silver clutch, and the pumps for strappy sandals, and you are ready for date night.
Shirt dress plus blazer/cardigan
A below-the-knees silk printed shirt dress looks professional with a tailored blazer, work tote, and Mary-Janes/pumps. Add a man’s watch and you are ready.
Sheath dress with cardigan
In summer, a printed sheath is a no-brainer, if your work dress-code allows sleeveless dresses. Otherwise, a sheath with sleeves does the trick. Just add flesh-colored pumps to elongate your legs, pearl studs, and a work clutch to meet with clients. In fall, just add a cardigan over the sleeveless sheath or later a layering top under the sheath.
Meeting on Casual Friday
This situation is tricky. There is a Casual Friday culture, a meeting with the co-workers and a meeting with an important client. A classic dress with long sleeves meets the dress code for the latter in a business casual office. After the meeting with the client, add a denim jacket or vest for the meeting with the co-workers.
In summer, a floral poplin dress with a motorcycle dress will work for the situation as well.
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Stylist tip: Print instant outfit ideas and post them in your closet to save time when you are in a hurry.
What is your outfit shortcut when you have to dress up, but don’t have much time? Do you have some instant outfits ready to go? What are your instant outfits? Let me know, I am curious.
When you like these instant outfit ideas you may also like my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife with outfit ideas for all kind of dressing situations in midlife.
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