A Business Look

Today, I am showing the same Covered Perfectly Micro-modal knit top from Monday’s post. Comfortable but professional looks are easy to create with classic basics. By adding a scarf with bold colors, including the same red, I softened the black jacket’s effect and pulled the look together.

The fifty-one-inch square silk scarf is folded in a triangle and then rolled from the long side repeatedly until it is a small band with just a bit of the triangle remaining. I placed it around my neck and folded it over once to form a soft V.

The jacket is old from White House|Black Market. The shoes are by Rockport. The bag is also from last year.

My prescription eyeglass frames are by Life is Good. I chose the size and square shape to complement my roundish facial features. That stack of papers in the box behind me on the floor is the first step of doing my taxes. Wish me luck!

The Covered Perfectly Micro-modal knit top is an excellent first layer. These tops come in several colors and with other necklines. When you buy two, the third top is free. The style I am wearing is here. On Friday, I will show you a date night look starting with the same red top.

Beautycounter, found here, is my favorite skincare and makeup. I model for and wear Covered Perfectly tops often, found here. Referral and affiliate links may generate a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.

  1. Hi Susan,

    I love how you explain everything, no guessing how the look comes together. I’m involved in the “Find Your Style Challenge” with Sylvia at 40+Style this week. I think it will be interesting to see what comes out of this experience. However, I would like to direct the women participating in the style challenge to your website as I think they would learn a lot. Thank you for all of the effort you put into this website. I know I have learned so much from your advice.

  2. Sweet Susan,
    You are spot on with your styles yesterday and today. I can see where all you have to do is change the color of your top and scarf and then you have even more looks. Thanks for the great info. So appreciate all you do!

    Many Blessings!

  3. Today is a classic Susan post. So helpful in every way. The new idea for me was the glasses. Please consider a specific post on glasses sometime. Color, size, and shape for various hair colors, sizes, and shapes!

  4. You wear jackets. We don’t wear those here in Florida . What style do you have for warm weather. Or website for florida stylrs

  5. Susan, I’ve been receiving your newsletter go for some time now. Yours is now the only fashion blog I read as part of my daily routine. I love love everything about them, from the titles, which make it easy for me to access by subject in my e-folder, to your get-aways with Mr. Mickey or solo. I live in an active retirement community in Goodyear, Arizona, so your upscale casual approach to dressing is exactly what I need. Thank you again for your commitment to giving us a safe place to learn about fasion, our bodies and our spirits. Blessings to you.

  6. Love this powerful, feminine business suit! It can be worn by any woman and says to everyone, “Look at this intelligent, well-dressed woman of excellent taste and comportment!” What a hit!

  7. Thank you, Susan. I’ve learned from you to have core basics that mix and match with a touch of an accessory to amp it up. I’ve slowly trimmed my wardrobe, and dressing is so much easier.

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