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Hello Everybody,

As I am starting to write this article, I become aware of two things:

First of all this is my 100th posting on Today at the Headquarters. I started blogging about business outfits in March last year and “The Trick With The Waistline” was my fist article I blogged about. Secondly I think this fashion trick is still very relevant that I now wanted to bring it back to you and round into what I’ve learned in the past 10 months of writing on tath.me.

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I am working in a large corporation where female executives are still pretty rare and mostly dress like men for acceptance and also for the advancement in their careers. Fashion wise the rest of us are being observed as all over the place; from super casual to fancy chic, you find it all. As if there is no common understanding of what is ‘business correct” or let’s call it contemporary business etiquette we can rely on.

Observing and interviewing a diverse number of successful young professionals, I believe that if we want to be on equal terms in our corporate careers, we have to be free and accepted in our femininity. I think this independence and equality starts with the way we dress – the way we appear to others. A sloppy jeans you could easily wear to the beach or a cute dress that is simply too tight or too short for the office seems to be the most popular rule as a business ‘no-go’. However, there is a great ‘grey zone’ of business outfits that seem to be accepted but not overly flattering for females. Especially in traditional and conservative jobs, like finance, the classic business suit or costume still rules. I find neither one of them practical or good-looking. For the business suit the belt line sits right on your hips accentuating one of our naturally bigger body parts. The business costume only looks great in heels and if you don’t have a great model-like figure, it can make you appear as very squeezed in and therefore awkwardly shaped.

Imagine men wouldn’t wear business suits anymore – what would you wear then? Being independent also shows in what you wear in your daily job. We do not need to be sexy or men-like; a balance that is authentic for us must be possible and also affordable, not only for executives. I want to see female role models wearing contemporary chic office attire. I myself also want to try new feminine outfits expressing independence from conformity and everything that tells us to be more masculine before success will come. We will be the strongest when being ourselves.

Be brave. Be you. A real modern woman in today’s business world.

The Trick with the Waistline is a great start to new things in your business attire. Find my video on how I dress this trick right here.

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The funny thing about these comparing outfits is, that the trousers of the classic outfit were as expensive as the entire new outfit with the skirt – how ironic :)

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Big hug,

Corinna

 


{BUSINESS OUTFIT}


Trousers // Hugo Boss (180 €)

Collar Shirt // Banana (70€)

Tweed Jacket // Zara (40 € – now on sale)

Pleated Skirt // Hallhuber (40 € – now on sale)

Belt // Wolford (old), similar Ted Baker (30 €)

Pumps “Soft Calf Pumps” // J.Lindeberg (they are my absolute fav. for months and now 50% on sale)


I am reporting from Munich, Germany


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Hello Everybody and welcome back to work.

If you dropped the pen at your desk before Christmas, like I did, there will be some cleaning up this week. Therefore I am wearing business casual today at the headquarters. Still wanting to be chic and making a good impression, I pair a statement blazer with extravagant shoulder pads with jeans and a wide silk blouse. It is cold outside, so I am wearing my classic coat and add a brooch and faux fur as outdoor accessories. Not bringing much to the office today and therefore a thin briefcase will do the job.

Thank you so much for reading! Great to see you here on TATH.

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Enjoy Beauty!

Corinna

 


 OUTFIT


Slim-fit Shirt // Banana Republic

Jacket “Altea” // Ted Baker (now on sale in black)

Coat // SpaceStyleConcept, similar Zara or Marni (both on sale)

Jeans // Elie Tahari

Boots // Atelier do Sapato

Jewelry // Hip’tique

Briefcase // Michael Kors (online out of stock, but the Hamilton Bag is also great)

Brooch // similar here


Location // One of Munich’s great old doors


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Hello Business Travelers!

When going on business trips I standardized a couple of things to make it easy and simple leaving my free time dedicated to other things. I categorize my packing in “Things”, “Clothing” and “Beauty” which works well for me. I also have a suitcase travel rule and a couple of things to keep you fresh and beautiful while being away ^_^.

Travel Safe and Enjoy Beauty!

 

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BAGS & THINGS

Suitcase // CALPAK (old) similar here

Wallet // Italian leather similar luxury version Hermès

Laptop Briefcase ‘Dustin’ // Sandqvist

Cosmetic Bag // DKNY

Make-Up Bag // MINI

Shoe bag // Diverse Brands (old) find great ones here

Headphones “Frends With Benefits” // Frends

Headphones “QuietComfort” // Bose

City Guide // Louis Vuitton

Sun Glasses // Armani (old) similar here

 

COSMETICS

On Board Cosmetic Bag // Daiso or here

Deodorant “Original Compressed” // Dove

Lip Butter “Quince” // Korres

Mouth Wash // Scope

Hand Crème “Karite” // L’Occitane

Hand Sanitizer “Lavande” // L’Occitane

All About Eyes Serum // Clinique

Round Compact Mirror // Masami Shouko

Compact Powder “Mat Lumière” // Chanel

Travel Bags and Products // L’Occitane

 

OUTFIT

Outfit // Blog Post Business Casual Travel

 

 

Hi Everyone! To style your business outfit from flat to flattering is a balance that needs some tricks and practice.

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Fashion is an instrument of provocation but also liberation.

“You don’t fight revolutions with silk gloves”*, also meaning that you cannot disagree when being compliant. “There were times when a simple glove removed in a particular fashion could cause quite a stir. And when women figured it out, they didn’t hesitate to use the fashion as an instrument of provocation.”*

Times changed and we don’t really wear silk gloves anymore. However, when it comes to business outfits the corporate fashion among women these days is still either provocative or edgy with short skirts and skin showing or very adapted to men’s business styles. I find the second more common, because the first thing that we naturally do when we are new to a job is to adapt: to the situation, the wording, the behavior and appearance. We want to fit in. But what if men dominate this new environment? How do I stay authentic and fit in at the same time? There is more than a trouser suit that keeps your professional sophisticated look but feels much more like yourself.

It is the THE TRICK WITH THE WAISTLINE

When wearing regular women suits like a coat and skirt or trousers, the belt line happens to be right on our hips forcing to use a belt accentuating one of our bigger sizes of your lower body. In case you have a perfect model figure, you are lucky enough not needing to use any fashion tricks, but for the rest of us this is what helps to feel just alike ^_^.

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Bringing up the beltline to your waist will accentuate the smallest part of your body. Adding a thin belt gracefully shapes your outfit in a feminine style. In bringing the waistline even a little bit higher up than that will stretch your figure making you look even taller and thinner. In this way for instance you can easily pair a simple black A-line skirt with diverse blouses. If you want to, pair this outfit with a short blazer not longer than your waist. Adding a statement necklace of your choice will finish the overall look.

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a-line skirt with blazer

Get rid of that silky glove and…Enjoy Beauty!

 

OUTFIT

V Neck Blouse // Oasis

Mini Skirt Black // Hallhuber

Skinny Waist Belt // Accessorize

More Inspiration on my Pinterest  // The trick with the waistline

*Fashion and Women // Vogue Italia