Morning. I need some style advice please! I have a new business meeting soon and it's vital I look the part. I am late 30s and am a size 10, 5'5. My body shape is slim build, but apple shaped if I put on weight. I can wear skirts but they have to be either very long, on the knee or short (which I wouldn't attempt!) but tend to stick to trousers.
I will be meeting with men in their 40s and 50s and am likely to be the only woman out of four or five. They are all high-level directors and marketeers.
I don't want to look dreary as I'm supposed to be the creative. I also don't want anything tight or girly. For instance a black skirt and heals look would be too obvious, too corporate or too 'PA' like I feel. Also, I need to be really professional so can't go smart-casual.
I was thinking dark straight leg trousers with a strong coloured cashmere jumper and some mid-wedge heals and a scarf??
This is hard! Can anyone give me some pointers/opinions please? Also, to add to the misery there is a fairly stringent budget in place!