From stylish everyday outfits to important work events, knowing how to dress and what to wear when has a lot of women questioning their closet, but that’s where SheBird comes in!
SheBird helps you feel confident about your style decisions, first, by teaching you how to dress for success and second, by providing you with chic wardrobe essentials that will take you from a picnic in the park to a wedding reception in a breeze!
How To Dress for Success: Understanding Dress Codes
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” — Coco Chanel
Dressing for success is all about understanding the different dress codes and what kind of attire is right for different situations. From jeans-and-a-t-shirt type of casual to a more formal event requiring heels and evening dress, we’re here to break down the appropriate for each dress code.
In office environments, casual attire means you can wear more informal clothing like nice jeans (free of any holes or rips!) and a stylish top. Any close-toed shoes are acceptable - boots, heels, or sneakers - as long as they are clean and scuff-free.
Pair a comfortable top, like The Freedom Racerback Tank in Rosewater, with a light cardigan or blazer and a crisp pair of jeans, finishing the look with a pair of flats or loafers, and you’re ready to head out the door!
Many business professional women find the term “business casual” difficult to dress for, mainly because it can have so many interpretations! Most widely accepted as traditional business attire with a few—more casual—adjustments, business casual work clothes for women includes dress pants, casual skirts, and fashionable tops. Heels are acceptable but not required.
When dressing business casual, you can’t go wrong with a monochromatic outfit! Look sharp and elegant in all black, pairing The Flawless Short Sleeve Tee in Black with stylish black pants and simple black heels. It’s the perfect outfit to take you from the office to a night out with friends!
Also referred to as dressy casual or casual chic, smart casual is very similar to business casual but differentiated by elevated pieces that are trendy, relaxed, and comfortable. This can include slacks and blazers, but also dark wash denim and fun blouses—which aren’t always appropriate for business casual.
Pair your favorite SheBird skirt, whether that’s The Luxe Rib Girlfriend Skirt or The Kate Satin Skirt, with a simple silk blouse and a classic blazer. For shoes, you can go easy and effortless with a pair of flats or take things up a notch with a pair of heels.
Today’s business dress code for women translates to well-fitting, tailored pieces, including suit separates and structured dresses, button-down shirts, elevated blouses, and heels. While still often associated with conservative clothing, a lot of business attire women wear today includes more bright colors and fun patterns than previously deemed acceptable.
Every businesswoman needs one great suit in their wardrobe, whether it’s a classic black blazer with a coordinating pencil skirt or a clean, modern white jacket with matching slacks. Pair your favorite suit with a versatile and elegant top like The Mila Satin Tie Top, and you’re ready to take on the world.
Cocktail attire is the perfect time to rock that little black dress that makes you feel like a million bucks! Dressy separates, jumpsuits, or a short-to-midi length dress also pair perfectly with cocktail attire!
No need to overthink it! Next time you’re headed to an event asking for cocktail attire, throw on an elevated one-and-done dress, like The Emma Satin Dress in Black, and a pair of comfortable heels. Simple!
Check out our collection of comfortable, stylish clothes for women to help you dress for success and achieve all your wardrobe needs, from casual to cocktail!