While flipping through the typical “more ads than articles” fashion magazine, I came across the Jones New York ad dubbed “What Works For You”. Fitting ad slogan for TheWorkingWardrobe, yes?
What caught my attention was not the typical work wear attire of the pencil dress or the blazer and blouse combination – rather, it was the belt. On their own, the clothes would be, as I stated, “typical”. But add the chic little leather knot around the waist, and you stand out amongst the commuters who may be wearing the exact same type of outfit as you. I hear complaints regularly from bankers and lawyers that they are forced to dress so conservatively for the office that they have little opportunity to make any type of fashion statement. So I ask, why not add a little knotted leather belt?
Of course, when perusing the JNY website, I couldn’t find the belt anywhere. I usually find this problem when an outfit includes an item that isn’t in fact sold by the retailer, but added on as a stylish afterthought. So I scoured other areas of the Inter-webs and found some options for you.
First, the Bow Skinny Belt in black ($29.95) or light gold ($19.95) from The Limited (and you can get an extra 40% off the black belt with the code SUNNY40 at checkout):
We also have the skinny leather knotted black belt from Oscar de la Renta ($490), for something a bit more on par with a potential Hugo Boss or Armani suit.
Try it on for size, and this small detail will make your corporate attire stand apart (it worked for the Jones New York ad!).