The Formal Formula Or Almost Conservative

 

tath.me today at the headquarters

 

“Hello, I am Corinna – nice to meet you. Did you have a pleasant flight? …Did you get here well?… Where are you staying? …How was the traffic? …The meeting room is over here.”

 

Today at the headquarters I am hosting meetings with international guests. It’s that kind of occasion where I make use of my formal formula making the right appearance. About 50% of our communication is non-verbal. Your outfit is part of this communication. In case you want to reassure your formal skills, here is my

FORMAL FORMULA

// Knowing your company’s dress code

// Knowing what is appropriate for your profession, job title, geographic region you are meeting in, the type of people you are meeting with and the occasion.

// Stick with 3 colors max.

// Wear right lengths

// Stay away from extremes

There is a thin line between chic and showy, but also between formal and conservative.

tath.me today at the headquarterstath.me today at the headquarters

tath.me today at the headquarters

 

TODAY’S FORMAL BUSINESS OUTFIT

I am meeting with people outside my company in a conservative environment where people probably enjoy ironing their shirts twice in the morning for extra stiffness :)

For my formal business outfit I selected the 3 colors white, black and red. I pair my beloved white slim fit shirt (short sleeves) with a zebra print silk skirt and a ¾th sleeve and waist accentuated black blazer. I accentuate my outfit with a true red color lipstick. Choose one that is more matte and keep the shiny ones or lip-glosses for after-work occasions. With red lips at work keep your nails and make-up in a nude color scheme.

The pleated skirt reaches my knee-line and my blazer I button up except for the first upper one. And yes, wearing tights is a matter of course.

For jewelry I pair pearls with diamonds. Pairing a pearl necklace with pearl earrings is convenient and seems to be matching at first glance but creates a very conservative look – and btw: convenience never proves a fashion statement. For gentlemen it’s the same thing: matching tie and pocket square isn’t rather slick than more convenient. So, never pair pearls with pearls only.

Shoes I recommend velour leather as its texture softly blends in with the overall outfit. Grey is a wonderful classic spring/summer alternative to black.

Finish your outfit with one spritz of Bulgari’s Omnia – it will make you smile.

 

Straighten your back and shoulders for that formal posture and…

Enjoy Beauty!

 

Let me know about your formal business attire in the comments below.

Corinna

 

 

OUTFIT

Slim-Fit Shirt // COS // with different outfit here

Blazer // Hallhuber // with different outfit here

Pleated Skirt // Malene Birger

Earrings // similar at Macy’s

Pearls // Tiffany & Co.

Tights  “Mystique 20” // Kunert 

Pumps // similar at Buffalo

Lipstick “No.19, Gabrielle” // Chanel

Fragrance “Omnia Crystalline” // Bulgari

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