May 2nd, 2017

After Dark: My Getting Ready Routine

... and the outfit formula that never fails.

Every day I grow more confident in my style and what suits me (after a lot of trial and error).

And I’ve pretty much perfected a fail-safe outfit formula for the PM that requires little preparation or creativity (a must after a long day at the office when I need to be back out the door again in 10 minutes).

My first rule? Black is always the answer. It’s striking, sophisticated and I never feel over or under dressed.

This Chloé dress is my new go-to; the bold straps and oversized bow make it special.

Then I add interest with a statement bag (I like to break up the black with texture or gold hardware) and a block heel.

Luminous skin is a must when you’re wearing black – it instantly lifts it and keeps your look feeling feminine. I then contour my eyes with a light brown golden shadow and add a few coats of mascara.

Voila!

DRESS

CHLOÉ
Tie-back linen maxi dress
DRESS

SHOES

CHLOÉ
Grosgrain-trimmed suede pumps
SHOES

BAG

CHLOÉ
Faye medium perforated leather shoulder bag
BAG
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