The women of today take on a significant number of tasks – we are career goal-getters, some of us are busy moms and homemakers (more often than not we are both). To say that we juggle numerous responsibilities, all in a day’s notice is almost an understatement. In addition to all of that, we certainly need to make time for social events and gatherings – the small things in life that complete it.
On top of all that we have to look the part. As if looking the part for a particular role is not taxing enough, we need to be miracle-workers and make a smooth transition from being presentable at work to being chic and casual for a dinner with our partner or drinks with our friends without a wardrobe change. Being the superheroes (sans cape) that we are, we are surely up to the challenge; we just need a smidge of guidance, and that is where a list of must-haves for every and any occasion comes in to save the day.
Fashion Must-Haves for Multi-Taskers
Have One Garment to Rule Them All
The dream come true for every multi-tasker out there is, without a doubt, the mighty blazer. Blazers used to get a bad reputation, accused of providing you with a look that is too conventional and overly uptight and ‘corporate’. Luckily, those days are far behind us, and now we have our pick of stylish and flattering blazers that enable smooth transition from one role to another. For instance, a fitted blazer not only accentuates your waist and flatters your figure, but it also oozes sophistication and professionalism at the workplace.
When you have this garment on, you are ready to step away from the desk and slip into the role of a stunning and chic dinner date. The boyfriend blazer on the other hand can transform you from a stylish girl at the office to a super-casual gal-pal who is ready for some catching up with her girlfriends, while a draped blazer fosters the evolution from office stunning to gorgeous at a cocktail party or even a club.
One thing to bear in mind when shopping for blazers is that they are made from quality and breathable materials in which you will feel comfortable and unconstrained. The second rule is that they should come in neutral shades and hues that will make the shift from one role to another all the more smooth.
Find the Perfect Shoes
A great pair of shoes is paramount when creating that perfect outfit. It is the glue that holds it together. Now, a multi-tasking gal has to have multiple choices in her shoe arsenal. The first among the absolute musts are black ankle boots with a solid heel (which is high enough to elevate the look, but not too high to make the day unbearable). This boot is an absolute shape-shifter in the world of footwear – it is perfectly professional for the office, yet super casual (and comfortable) for an afternoon stroll or running errands.
If you have a hot date or an upscale (or romantic) dinner to get to as soon as you leave the office, a pair of open-toed sandals with a heel strap is here to provide your look that additional wow factor. The best part – you can find these types of shoes online in different colors and at a great price; you do not have to spend a million to look like a million. While on the subject of great shoes for any occasion, a pair you simply must have are menswear-inspired flats; polished and sophisticated, and made for those never-ending busy days.
Focus on Pants and Skirts
When touching the subject of clothes, the subject of great skirts is unavoidable. While pencil skirts might be sleek and professional looking, they are far too constraining for a multi-tasker, but luckily, there are other gorgeous options that include but are not limited to – flared midi skirts, midi skater skirts; basically all skirts that let you feel like you are gliding instead of walking and that are more than perfect for any role you assign to them.
Black pants simply never go out of style, they are the fashion equivalent of a great old song. When talking about pants, plaid pants should also find their way into your wardrobe. They are fun yet professional, adding a stylish stamp and letting your personal style shine through. As for blouses, neutral colors, breathable materials such as cotton and silk are unmistakable choices. They are easy to incorporate into any outfit, make you look stunning on top of being comfortable.
Accessorize in Moderation
A tote, a nude satchel, and a white cross-body bag are essential for every multi-tasker. You will wear these with pleasure as they are roomy enough to fit all the items a busy gal needs, yet do not have an ounce of boring quality to them, so you can schlep them around wherever you go and with a dose of pride at that.
What are your fashion must-haves?
About the Author: Sophia Smith is a beauty and style blogger and eco-lifestyle lover. She is very passionate about natural skincare and makeup, fashion and mindful living. Over the years she wrote pieces for: LA Fashion, Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, Art of Healthy Living and Oh My Heartsie Girl. You can find out more about her writing following her on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+.