Clothes That Work: Sarah Lenti

Seven women who always look professional talk about dressing for success—where they shop, what they’re buying, and outfits that go from office to cocktails

By: Alycia Kilpatrick

Lenti likes to wear dresses for work. This black-and-white number, bought a few seasons ago at Zara, has taken her from board meetings to cocktails. Photograph by Matthew Worden.

Senior adviser, Bryan Cave Strategies

Office style: “Classy chic. I strive to look put-together and neat.”

Day-to-night look: “I’m a huge fan of work dresses. This season, I’ll look for a new work-to-date dress by Oscar de la Renta—I love one from the spring collection that’s sleeveless with a wide belt. And lipstick is key—either Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Lip Colour in Quartz, a deep reddish-brown, or Tanarama by MAC, a light frosty nude.”

Attention-getting work accessories: “I wear V-neck shirts with great beaded necklaces and, in the summer, cuff bracelets coupled with sleeveless tops.”

Favorite stores for work clothes: “Proper Topper for original suits, Sisley, and Banana Republic.”