Welcome to Present Perfect! Thank you again for inviting me to join you for your first annual meeting. I hope you found our presentation useful and left with some practical tips you can apply to your own wardrobe.
Below is a review of the material we covered. For your convenience, I’ve included information about each look that was presented, as well as a Present Perfect Style Guide featuring the styling tips we discussed, which you can click on and save for future reference.
Also, be sure to check out my ULI – WLI Style Pinterest Board for more ideas and inspiration.
For the first four looks, we put some polished, professional ensembles together by combining wardrobe staples like a white silk blouse, navy trousers, a grey cashmere sweater, and an oxford shirt with some luxe, textured pieces to elevate the overall look. Each look incorporates one or more of the above styling tips.
On Heidi: Ivory wool coat by Maje. White silk blouse by Diane Von Furstenberg. (For alternative options, try this Theory blouse, the Babette blouse from Brock Collection, or the Vicky blouse, also by Diane Von Furstenberg.) White crepe pants from Carolina Issa for Nordstrom. (Check out these Tibi pants, Diane Von Furstenberg pants, or this cropped version by Alexander McQueen, too.) Nude suede pumps by Stuart Weitzman. (If you prefer flats, these are darling, as are these.) Handbag by Louis Vuitton.
On Sherylin: Lightweight tweed sheath dress from J.Crew. White oxford shirt from Banana Republic. Boucle collarless jacket also by Banana Republic. Nude pumps by Christian Louboutin. (These Karolina pumps by Kate Spade are a budget-friendly, practical alternative. For an on-trend block heel variation, try these from Stuart Weitzman.) Red handbag by Balenciaga.
On Jeanne: Cashmere blend maxi dress by Enza Costa is no longer available, but this dress is similar. (Here are similar versions in navy, black, grey, and camel.) Suede jacket is sold out, but this jacket and this jacket are similar. Malone Souliers pumps. Handbag is by Fendi.
VARIATIONS FOR EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS
For the next four looks, using the same styling tips, we showed you how to make your office-worthy staples work for evenings and weekends with a few changes to dress the look down or add a playful edge.
On Heidi: Cream sleeveless cardigan worn with a white cashmere turtleneck by Equipment. Snake skin booties add playfulness and texture. (These Newbury booties by Rag & Bone are a more understated alternative.) Loeffler Randall Mini-Rider handbag is sold out in white, but is available in these colors or this Mark Cross bag is a fun alternative.
On Dorey: Burgundy coat from J. RYU and blue velvet boots from Rebecca Minkoff. Embroidered floral clutch from Tory Burch. (These navy pumps with gold heel details are a darling alternative.)
On Sherylin: Black sleeveless sheath dress. AllSaints leather biker jacket. Tights are Wolford and no longer available, but these are similar. Boots are Chanel and not available online, but these are a cute and less expensive alternative. Clutch is Louis Vuitton.
On Jeanne: Faux suede jacket by BB Dakota. Suede knee-high boots are no longer available, but these are similar. Saint Laurent Easy bag.