I’m a big believer in dressing in alignment with your brand. It just doesn’t fly far when you have a gorgeously designed website and business cards, but you look frumpy. As entrepreneurs we can get in the bad habit of taking care of ourselves last. However, recognize how that is affecting your brand (or the way others perceive you). You may have a rocking business in the back end of things, but if you look haggard and out of date, it reflects poorly on your brand and expertise. We all have bad days – of course – but remember that YOU are your brand (your business card, website, etc. are parts that help describe you and what you do).
So today I thought it would be fun to show you a really simple, fun fashion trend that would give you an updated, fresh look, while still being super comfortable and professional: pairing funky graphic tees with pencil skirts and more. This is a great look to wear to a business meeting or even a more casual business event. It can be dressed up or dressed down. The best part, is how you can support GREAT causes by buying gorgeous, funky graphic tees that support charity organizations.
Are you crazy excited yet? Check out how fun this style looks with pencil skirts (both plain colored and patterned):
I also really dig pairing graphic tees with skinnies and a jacket or kimono.
However, this style trend reached an all-new LOVE for me when I started finding all sorts of cool graphic tees that support AWESOME causes! Below you’ll find a few of my latest favorite finds. Any of these funky tees could be paired with a chic pencil skirt (don’t be afraid of using patterns, my friend!) or skinnies. Add a tailored jacket or a kimono (again, don’t be afraid to play with patterns).
“Beauty is Everywhere” – benefits Angel Faces, helping fund a healing retreat for teen burn survivors to restore their self-image
“Love Empowers” – benefits go to Imagine Goods (partner with Love 146), helping marginalized or vulnerable people—many of whom are survivors of trafficking—training them in a skill, and empowering them with work
“Good Morning Gorgeous” – benefits Angel Faces, helping fund a healing retreat for teen burn survivors to restore their self-image
“BeYOUtiful” – benefits First Descents, providing free adventure experiences for cancer fighters and survivors
“Animals” – benefits First Descents, providing free adventure experiences for cancer fighters and survivors
Snag a fun graphic tee and pair it with skinnies or a pencil skirt for your next business meeting or event. Then you can accessorize to dress up the look by adding fancy earrings or a statement necklace. Add heels or ballet flats and you’re set!
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