You landed your dream job in your dream city, but what are you to wear? If you are entering the work force for the first time, you may be planning a shopping spree to upgrade your wardrobe. Here are the five essentials every PR girl should have in her closet:
A Well-Tailored Blazer – If you don’t already have a blazer hanging in your closet, please go buy one immediately ! A well fitted blazer can pull together any look – dress up the causal appearance of jeans, or add to a dress or skirt for that event or client dinner. The blazer is a key component to any PR girl’s wardrobe. If you must have only one, go for black at first and work in navy and grey hues. Once you feel comfortable don’t be afraid to be daring with blush, camel, white or bold color blazers for spring.
The Little Black Dress – In the PR field, even just starting out, a little black dress is your best friend. We all have that “go to” dress specifically worn on event or media days. This dress should be something comfortable (you could be stuck in it for hours upon end), yet versatile enough to hit the bar for drinks after a long day and not appear too stuffy. Don’t be afraid to add some of your personality to the look with an funky necklace, earrings, or a fun pop of color with a skinny belt around the waist.
City Flats – The biggest adjustment for me in moving to the city wasn’t getting acclimated to the weather as much as it was changing heel wearing habits. I was always a heels girl, but running around the city can be disastrous on your shoes and your feet. These City Flats easily roll up to stash in your purse or bag – a god-send since you never know when you’ll have to dart around the city for last-minute requests on any given PR day.
Cross Body Purse – Not every purse I own is cross body, just the ones I actually carry out of my apartment are. I warn you, once you go cross body you never go back (cross my heart). Work, play, day or night, cross body purses are essential for city living.
Work-Appropriate Jeans – I love the look of a distressed denim just as much as the next girl, but there is a time and place for everything. Stick with a darker denim in a flattering style for casual days at the office. Many PR firms have a pretty relaxed dress code, but that isn’t an excuse to slack in your style. Keep in mind you should always dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
What are some of your PR wardrobe essentials?