My name is Amanda McGlaun and I’m a fashion addict (admitting it is the first step, right?). From sandals and cover-ups, to pumps and power-suits, I
love adore all things style related. But, as much as I wish my customary outfit relied on colorful pool wear, I’m now in what our parents and professors referred to as “the real world,” a place where your wardrobe relies on items more in the neighborhood of pumps and power-suits.
For young professionals, entering the real world for the first time is a tough step, one that requires your routine to change. Your alarm time, your spending habits, your social outings all undergo some form of adjustment, but there is one area that also receives a drastic alteration: your wardrobe.
For me, I had to say goodbye to my “gym look” (quotes because I looked like I was coming from/going to the gym, which was never true) and hello to my work look. For someone who
loves adores fashion that shouldn’t be difficult, right? Wrong.
Turns out putting together outfits every day is a demanding task, especially at 6:45 a.m. And, it’s not just an outfit, it’s an outfit that must comply with all of the written, and unwritten, real world rules. Questions like is this too short? is this too bright? is this too young? is this too trendy? is this too casual? is this too dressy? started to overwhelm my mornings. So, I did what most 20 something year olds would do, I asked the Internet for help. It gave me some useful resources, but it also gave me some ill-suited resources–fashion blogs and Instagram accounts that 1. featured items I could never wear to work and/or 2. items that I could never afford. So, I asked myself, why not have a resource that accomplishes professional and affordable?
And, so, that’s how “The Style Brief” came to be. My goal with this fashion blog is simply to help young professional women dress appropriately and affordably for work. Dressing well is an important, although understated, responsibility with any job. I hope that all you workin’ ladies out there find “The Style Brief” helpful, relatable, and inspiring.
Keep It Stylish,
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