It’s amazing to me that the one place that we (the modern, professional women of the world) spend the vast majority of our time is often flat out dreadful to dress for. When I pass a savvy woman shopping in Soho and hear her murmur the words “work clothes” with disdain, it is equivalent to the sound of unmanicured nails on a brand new G-Wagon. Not ok.
Ladies, I beg you, take a stand against the terms “workwear,” “office shirts” and all synonyms – it’s time to start a style revolution. I’m here to tell you something that might just surprise you – your “work” wardrobe IS your “weekend” wardrobe with the right styling tricks at your fingertips. Stop pushing your professional gear into the depths of your closet far removed from the clothes that make you feel your beautiful, sexy and empowered self.
I have to insert some shameless self-promotion here: this what-to-wear-to-work wardrobe crisis is one of the reasons I created The Shirt in the first place. Designed in beautiful luxurious Italian cottons and high-quality silks, we help make you feel gorgeous because you are in control and look amazing all the while. With our patented Dual Button Technology™, no one but your boyfriend can see in “the gape,” a problem that has plagued the working woman for years. So, pair it on with your favorite pencil, high-waisted trousers and a well-tailored blazer that makes you feel ladylike, not linebacker. And, if you unbutton one more button, throw on with a pair of waxed jeans and your favorite heels you have officially crossed over from the dark side by wearing “workwear” on the weekend. Voila – your office outfits can actually be trend-driven and reflective of your personal style taking you from the breakroom to the boardroom at a moment’s notice.
Are you ready to join the revolution? Start today by reevaluating your wardrobe. With just a bit of creativity, you will find that your investment pieces serve you well both in and out of the office. Your J. Crew Minnie pant can also be worn with a slub tee, leopard belt and flats for a weekend shopping trip. And your classic black “office pumps” can make a huge statement at a cocktail party with high-waisted tweed shorts, The Shirt, and an eye-grabbing necklace. Need more inspiration? Look no further than your #badass peers who are taking on the world as tech innovators, CEOs and entrepreneurs: Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, and Sarah Blakely.
About Rochelle: Rochelle Behrens is the founder and CEO of The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens. She started the company after years of wearing ill-fitting shirts to her job. The Shirt and Rochelle Behrens have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, in Forbes, People, Glamour and Rochelle was named to Inc Magazine’s 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. The Shirt can be found at Bloomingdales, boutiques nationwide and at www.the-shirt.com. Also, check out Rochelle’s recent Girl Crush on Vixely!