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How to Dress to Feel Confident at a Business Lunch

I had a lunch meeting with a new client this week and wanted to look extra nice. We Image Consultants need to keep up appearances! We met at her office then headed out to a local restaurant.

Welcome to this week’s Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, my weekly collaboration with Pamela Lutrell from Over 50 Feeling 40!

hit your style sweet spot

You’ve hit your Style Sweet Spot when your appearance is sending the message you intend, and you feel confident that you look your best. Last week we shared how we wore a new trendThis week we’re showing how we dress for a business lunch.

Our weather is still all over the place in the San Francisco bay area. The calendar says Fall, but our temperatures don’t always cooperate. One day it’s cool and the next it tops 90! I want to dress for the season but also feel comfortable. That means fall colors and shapes in lightweight fabrics.

Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne at Artful Home

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I wore my Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne from Artful Home, with a ponte knit skirt. It’s called Cloud for a very good reason. The featherweight knit is seasonless and feels gossamer on the body. Its unique rippled fabric hides a multitude of sins…effortlessly.

Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne from Artful Home

The fitted silhouette flares to an asymmetrical hemline that skims my body rather than clings. Cling is not my friend these days ladies, but baggy makes me look larger! This shape is the perfect solution. Fit and flare with texture!

Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne at Artful Home

The double layer construction camouflages any rolls and lumps down my back, which is always a plus! The hemline is pointed both front and back which creates a diagonal hemline.

Style Tip: Diagonal seaming and hemlines slim the silhouette.

The color is a pretty bluish gray that will go with everything in my wardrobe.

Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne at Artful Home

Its long sleeves are slim but not tight so I can push them up…which I love to do… and they will stay there.

Lisa Bayne is an American designer who creates effortless, artfully expressive clothing that combines great style with comfort!

I felt sophisticated and confident, exactly what I needed to hit my Style Sweet Spot for lunch with a client.

Now let’s go over and see how Pam hits her Style Sweet Spot!

Have a great week!

I am wearing the Cloud Tunic by Lisa Bayne from Artful Home.

xo Jennifer

I’m linking up this week with Visible Monday

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated by Artful Home for this post, all words and opinions are my own.

 

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31 Comments

  1. Love the look and those great shoes too! Where to find them?

  2. I really like this outfit. It says business, yet it is soft and feminine. That top is very pretty. I like the way the fabric is rippled. A great way to hide our flaws! Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    1. You nailed it! Feminine and camouflages flaws.

  3. I love this on you. I wouldn’t intuitively have thought it flattering, but it really is.

  4. The whole silhouette looks great on you and your style tips are fabulous. The top seems to be the perfect mix of style and fit that can give a woman the ease of confidence in whatever she is undertaking. Well done! Thank you for hosting.

    Rena

    1. Thanks, Jodie!! Me too!

  5. I love this tunic and it looks fabulous on you! Mine is at the Post Office and I can’t wait to pick it up today!!

    1. You’ll love it, Cindy!!

  6. This top is my favorite. I love an asymmetrical hem, it effortlessly adds a stylish flair!

    1. Thanks so much, Haralee! It’s very lightweight and cool feeling too.

  7. This looks great; so professional and yet just a bit of a creative edge too. Perfect! xx

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I love that creative edge.

  8. This is a great top — so professional and classy with the skirt, but would nicely dress up a pair of jeans, too!

    1. Yes, Maggie! It looks fabulous with my jeans too. I love things that dress up and down.

    1. Thanks so much, I felt totally confident in this!

  9. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine says:

    Jennifer…just gorgeous!!! I am a sucker for anything asymmetrical and oh so comfortable!! This is a win win and you look ready to tackle any business lunch with “sweet” style!!

    1. Thanks so much, Andrea! Asymmetrical is always a favorite with me too

  10. Great-looking tunic, Jennifer, and so versatile. Thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti

  11. Yes, a black pencil skirt is always a good choice for business meetings and the asymmetrical top really make the look pop with perfection.

    1. Thanks so much, Antionette! I love this top and a black pencil skirt that stretches, is the best.

  12. That is a fabulous top, Jennifer! I love the color on you, and the texture and asymmetrical hemline are great!

    You look professional, modern and confident!

    1. Thanks Andrea! I felt fabulous wearing it.

  13. Super top and very flattering plus it is in your blue hue which makes your eyes look even bluer! ????????????

  14. Such a cool chic look…love this tunic with a skirt! Perfect for a business lunch…

    1. I love it with slim pants too!