Step 2: Once you've identified the many facets of your job, create a list of the specific clothing you need for each occasion. For example, for networking events, a stand out, formfitting dress is always a winner. On the other hand, when you're not planning on leaving the office for the day you will want something that is comfortable but still professional.
Step 3: Review the business section of your closet to identify what pieces you have and what you need to complete your wardrobe makeover. The pieces you have already should be unique and represent your own personal style – not just another boring black jacket.
Step 4: Shopping time! Now you know what you have, its time to stock up on those few style staples to complete your corporate wardrobe. When shopping for luxe work fashion, remember that in the office it is all about the subtle differences. Look for pieces that inspire and excite you – say, a bit of leather detailing, some funky buttons or a colourful lining. To help you out, we have pulled a few luxe looks (pictured right).
Step 5: Putting it all together is the most important part. Less is always more. You need to look sophisticated and minimalistic looks will achieve that in the end. That being said, don't be afraid to mix and match – transition your networking dress to office appropriate by simply adding a fashionable suit jacket.
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