The perfect business lunch outfit is all about simplicity and elegance… with a hint of personality of course!
Any business outfit, especially for a business function, needs to make you the star of the show not the other way around. That way when you’re talking to important people the focus is solely on you and what you have to say rather than on what you’re wearing.
This is one way to create a no-fail business lunch look that will get you noticed.
1. A structured dress. “Structured” means two things: one, that the cut of the dress follows your curves while keeping it’s own shape (not tight!); and two that it is made of a fabric that has weight to it – no flowy/breezy fabrics here! A structured dress has a powerful feel and shows that you’re confident in your abilities.
2. Classic neutral-coloured pumps. Since we want you to be the focus, it is best to keep the attention away from your feet. A two-inch heel with a slightly rounded toe is as classic as they come and perfectly professional. Neutral-coloured shoes like black, navy and nude easily blend with what you’re wearing and keep things simple.
3. One personality expressing accessory. We want people to get a glimpse of who you are at a business lunch and the best way to show this is with one personality-powered accessory. If you like necklaces and scarves these are preferred options as they bring everyone’s attention to your face – this instills confidence in others. However, you could also choose a ring, bracelet or bag as your one personality piece. Think of these accessories like treasured pieces of art and wear them with pride!
If you need some go-to business outfits, and know you’re missing some key pieces let’s do some strategic shopping together.
When you have a special business function to go to, what is it that you stress about most? Leave a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!