Presentation is everything for the working woman, and dressing for success shows you mean business. Your work wardrobe and accessories say a lot about who you are and where you are headed. To achieve the success you deserve, you not only have to do an outstanding job but you also have to dress and look the part.
Take a Tip from The Good Wife on CBS
Diane Lockhart, a principal lawyer played by the fabulous Christine Baranski, exudes self-confidence in the way she conducts herself and by the way she dresses. Her classic business attire, paired with stunning jewelry, is the picture of elegance and refinement. She takes risks with bold colored ensembles and statement necklaces but she is always coordinated and work appropriate. Her understated, glamorous style reflects a balance between contained strength and assertive flair, and many of us tune in just to see what she’ll be wearing next. Her most memorable style signatures are her fantastic necklaces. Here are a few designs that can hep you attain the “Lockhart” look.
Apropos in Pearls
Pearls are the epitome of classic style and Ms. Lockhart dons them in many configurations: multi-strands, torsades, graduated and embellished. For pearls with an original twist, our “Hush” Matrix weaves pearls and crystal into a braided design. “La Dolce Vita” features over-sized Swarovski glass pearls and crystal.
Lariats that Reel Them In
This monochrome boxy cut top needs a necklace that breaks up its large block of color without detracting from its modern silhouette – a lariat necklace is a trendsetting style with just the right fashion forward appeal. Lariats work well with various necklines; our “Black Diamond” lariat will fall just at the breast bone, while “Merry Moon” will draw the eye lower.
Long May She Reign
A tasteful yet simple black skirt-suit is elevated by a string of bling. A long metallic necklace adds some sparkle to the dark backdrop and accentuates the continuous lines of a monochrome ensemble. Some variation in shape makes the outfit more interesting like the asymmetry in “Diamondback” and knotted “Night Music”.
Power Dressing in Pink
You don’t have to stick to dark colors to have a strong professional appearance. Soft pastels are sophisticated and smart when paired with distinctive accessories. A feminine pink sweater set is tempered by a stark black necklace; “Open Plains” and “Cherry Bomb” combine luxurious pink gemstones with neutral tones: black, gray and sand.
Assert Your Style in Statement Necklaces
Wearing a statement necklace is a clear display of confidence especially when artfully done at the office. A mass of subdued color against a dark background adds texture and allure to this look without being too busy. “Suede” is an eclectic mix of extraordinary materials in muted tones. “Lana” is a statement bib with a dash of flash.
Seeing the Big Picture
This jewel toned ensemble exudes edgy refinement when worn with this three dimensional collar. Our “Harlequin” and “Twister” necklaces have the same contemporary aesthetic. The bold graphic elements and the sheen of their metallic finishes create striking polish and pizzaz.
Dressing for Success in Real Life
Nobody expects women in real life to dress as they do on television, but we can learn from the brilliant costuming of these dynamic characters. Your work wardrobe should certainly include a few suits and dresses but classic separates such as blazers, slacks, skirts and blouses are more versatile because you can mix and match them with different accessories to keep your look fresh. Clothes should fit well; they should be comfortable, flattering and neat. Take care with the fabrics you choose – select apparel that does not easily wrinkle and doesn’t always require costly dry cleaning. Be selective with bold pieces and colors so your look isn’t too loud for the office. Invest in great shoes, scarves, bags and jewelry; accessories make the outfit.
Put your best foot forward in original designs with professional appeal from Earth and Moon Design.