We all know that we live in a man's world, and in that world are various stereotypes for women. But we are finally reaching the time in history where women are saying Enough! From the newest Miss USA who is also an Army Reserve Officer and IT analyst, to the first woman in U.S. history to be elected as the nominee for a major political party in a presidential election. The modern woman doesn't need to choose between work and family, or beauty and brains, these are no longer mutually exclusive.
The modern woman is the new Renaissance man - a person of many talents or areas of knowledge.
When it comes down to clothing, for men it can be fairly simple to live in the corporate world. If style is not of importance to them, they could essentially buy 10 white button downs, 5 pairs of pants and be done with the next two work weeks.
Women have a higher standard - we can't just wear a uniform to work (makes it seem as if we don’t care enough). Women are scrutinized for wearing too little or too much, too short or too long, too flashy or too boring. It's difficult to figure out what is ok to wear and under what scenarios. (Dressing for a meeting is different from dressing for every day office wear).
To really make an impression, you not only have to do the work (and do it right) but while doing it you must also look presentable, prepared, and like a million bucks.
The VALENGO brand is not made for just one type of woman - doctor, lawyer, professor, executive, mother - it's made for the renaissance woman. The goal is for women, no matter the profession, to have the VALENGO brand for inspiration in their everyday lives. We've separated outfits by categories: Corporate Style, Corporate Casual, Street Style, Night Out, Day to Night. As the weeks go on, we will be adding pages to better categorize and evolve the outfit ideas and to better cater to our audience.
The goal? To be every woman’s one-stop destination for all outfit and beauty inspirational needs.
I know that Summer has officially begun, but frankly in NYC we're still getting a few days that are downright chilly. So this outfit I would mostly reserve for a chilly laid-back night out with friends. For all my viewers from Argentina whose Winter has just begun, this one's for you.
With my VALENGO Style white tee, skinny black jeans, faux feather coat and Alexander Wang heeled booties, I'm dressed up and down at the same time.
Photos by Alex Guevara