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What to wear to meeting tomorrow?

(13 Posts)
FauxFox Thu 21-Jan-16 19:01:02

I am freelance. I have no office clothes anymore. Meetings are usually with clients I know and I would wear, for example, black mini with opaques and ankle boots and a jumper.

Tomorrow I have to meet and impress a new head honcho type at one of my clients offices. I had planned to wear long wide leg grey tweed tailored trousers, black jumper and medium heel black mary jane shoes peeping out.

Sadly I had planned to buy the shoes and trousers today and got bogged down in work instead confused I have had a big try on and am left with the following options:

Option 1:
Navy midi tube skirt, nude tights, Navy suede mary-jane wedge heels and a grey long sleeved or grey ribbed half sleeve jumper.

Option 2:
Black midi length full skirt with nude tights, pointy black stilettos and a black or grey long sleeve jumper or grey ribbed half sleeve jumper.

Which is better? I wish I had trousers but I literally only have jeans and that is not going to be smart enough - aaaargh!

AwkwardSquad Thu 21-Jan-16 19:44:57

Do you have a blazer to add to either outfit? That would smarten it up straight away.

Of the two, I like the sound of the black skirt with either of the grey jumpers. Probably the ribbed one as it sounds more fitted to offset the full skirt.

There are some business wear experts on here so hopefully one will be along shortly!

FauxFox Thu 21-Jan-16 20:21:56

Thanks Awkward - I think option 2 is probably smarter but the shoes take it nearly into cocktail party wear...

I have a black blazer but it looks a mess with the black skirt and doesn't match the blue hmm

I have just ordered 3 pairs of trousers online so I won't be in this predicament again grin

AwkwardSquad Thu 21-Jan-16 20:28:41

Which outfit do you feel more comfortable in? Because if you're uncomfortable it'll affect your focus and that's more important for this meeting than your outfit.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 21-Jan-16 20:32:09

Have you got any boots, to make the midi skirt less cocktail? Heeled ankle boots would be good.

polyhymnia Thu 21-Jan-16 20:36:59

Yes agree completely - whichever one you feel most relaxed in. Both sound fine for the occasion.

FauxFox Thu 21-Jan-16 20:47:35

Thanks Remus I have black suede heeled ankle boots, two pairs of black knee boots so I could def try them with the black skirt and see if that works.

I feel OK in either outfit I think, having not met this guy before I just want to come over as professional (not sexy or too casual) and trousers would have been perfect! Think i'll see how i feel in the morning. I'm prob overthinking it grin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 21-Jan-16 20:50:44

Black suede boots sound good. Black suede and and grey ribbed jumper sounds as if it would be a lovely combo.

AwkwardSquad Thu 21-Jan-16 20:54:48

I agree with Remus - the boots sound good.

FauxFox Fri 22-Jan-16 13:43:26

Went with the black skirt and boots - meeting was good smile Thanks for helping flowers

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 22-Jan-16 17:38:25

smile Hurray!

AwkwardSquad Fri 22-Jan-16 18:18:37

Excellent! Good work, OP grin

Nettletheelf Fri 22-Jan-16 22:50:22

Now burn the Mary Jane wedges. Trust me on this one. Glad the meeting went well.

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