Learn How to Dress for Success

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Mai Recently, the salesforce.com Careers team offered style advice for our male workforce (current and prospective) with the help of men’s fashion authority, Trunk Club. Gentlemen, click here to read the guy style tips.

Ladies, now it’s your turn. This time around we called on one of our own forces of style from within the company, Mai Tran, who always looks like a million bucks. Mai graciously took time out of her demanding schedule as Senior Manager of Social Marketing to share the following guidance on dressing for success – complete with vast Pinterest boards for further inspiration. 

For the Office
“Bring out the color and flair with a classy approach at the office. Play up your femininity while looking confident. My go-to office look is an A-line dress, tailored blazer and stiletto pumps, all finished with a 48-inch pendant necklace, stud earrings and a statement ring.” Check out the look here.

For the Company Event
“Keep it chic and professional with a little black dress, patent leather peep-toe pumps and a bright clutch for a pop of color. Accessorize with flirty statement jewels.” Check out the look here.

For the Job Interview
“Dress according to the culture of the company you’re interviewing with. Stay away from sleeveless tops, open-toe shoes, revealing too much skin, and glaring labels/brand emblems. Play it safe with solid versus print pieces, and keep colors neutral (black, grey, navy). You are your own brand so wear what you represent. My winning interview outfit is a black pencil skirt, cream-colored silk blouse, black fitted boyfriend blazer, black pumps and a simple necklace.” Check out the look here.

Mai Accessories

MAI'S FALL MUST-HAVES

“I love solid-color staple pieces for layering and perfect accessories that can finish a polished look,” says Mai, who shares her three gotta-have-its for the season. 

1. Silk Blouses
Stock up on basic colors and opt for more solids than patterns. “Makes it easier to layer and mix and match.”

2. Platform Pumps
She’s got her eye on a pair in snakeskin with a hint of purple and black. “You can bring a little bit of texture and color out in your basic little black dress. Be subtle, yet bold.”

3. Pleated Leather Wrap Belt
“Every woman needs a black wrap belt!” declares Mai. “It brings shape to any dress, coat or tunic, plus the cost per wear on this fabulous item is priceless.”

If you have questions for Mai, please share below or ping her on Twitter @MaiTran.