Ask Robert

Today Lyndsey W. from Arizona asked “… I have an event tonight; I need to be professional, because I am networking, yet approachable. What do you recommend?”

Robert Says… Be the person to get to know.

Wear something that makes you feel empowered & comfortable, without breaking the bank. People can tell when you’re not comfortable & will most likely avoid you. Party-goers don’t want to engage “Connie Complainer” if they don’t have to.

No matter what your shape, find a silhouette that enhances your assets & hides your flaws. It could be in your closet or at JCrew, Anthropology or that boutique around the corner. In this transition from winter to spring, I would recommend colors like grass green, jade or emerald, midnight blue, lapis, magenta, cantaloupe, melon, soft grays and of course black.

So let's build you up…. say you have a strapless black & white print dress that you love & is super flattering to your shape; pair that with a black heel, maybe with an interesting detail. It is still cool at night, so a soft cashmere shrug that covers your shoulders & maybe at least ¾ of your arms would be warm & hide the back of your arms.

Next, add a super interesting necklace, cuff and or clutch. Having that interesting piece that has a pop of color will invite conversation to you.

Top it off your nail color. If your nails are short & feminine don’t choose a matching color to your clutch or necklace. It says… “I am trying too hard.” Get a fresh coat of your everyday favorites. Even if it is super different… again great conversation starter & says you’re an interesting character & you might be someone fun to get to know. If your nails are longer & more “vamp,” chose a softer, more elegant of your favorite shades. It says smart & sophisticated… another person to get to know.

[1] February Forever Dress $44

[2] Cropped Shrug $15

[3] Luiching Kam Me Pump $78

[4] Sondra Robert’s Rose Box Clutch $115

[5] Gem Forest Bib Necklace $198 & Morning Mist Post $28