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What I Wear to Work: On Point (and in Orange!) at Accenture

Consulting ain’t all boring suits, you know.

Who: Erin Grody, 25
Management consultant, Accenture

What she does: I help companies with the design, development, and delivery of business transformation strategy, system design and implementation, and organizational change management. During a typical week, my job requires me to work from multiple locations. As a result, Accenture offers a variety of technologies that allow me to work effectively anywhere at any time, including our new office in Ballston.

Describe your work style: Whether I’m going to a client meeting, an Accenture meeting, or hanging out with friends, I get dressed every day for myself. For me, fashion is a true art form—a conversation, a harmony, an easiness between you and your clothes. Above all, it should be fun and is about what pleases you, the wearer, so that you can feel balanced and can smile from within. And a few good accessories never hurt.

Outfit One: Business Casual 

I always feel chic in this coat! I would wear this to an Accenture team meeting at our home office, where we’re encouraged to wear business casual/business professional.

Dries Van Noten coat, Theory top, J.Crew skirt, David Yurman ring, Golden Goose purse, Bally shoes, and pearl necklace from Eastern Market.

Outfit Two: Client Meeting 

I wear this scarf in so many ways—draped over my shoulders, on a handbag, or braided in my hair for a fun twist. I would have worn this outfit to a meeting with my last commercial client, who was located in Miami. This outfit is still professional, but the pink scarf and belt add energy and transform a basic black dress into a statement piece.

Ralph Lauren dress, Hermès scarf, Michael Kors belt, and Bally shoes.

Outfit Three: Working From Home

Accenture’s mobile technology allows us to support our clients from pretty much anywhere. When I work from home, I like to get dressed in an outfit similar to what I’d wear to lunch or shopping with friends. While it’s tempting to always wear yoga clothes when I work from home, getting up and dressed in the morning helps start my day off right.

Golden Goose jacket, Theory button-down, Goldsign jeans, Pedro García shoes, and Karen Millen necklace.

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  • Appalled others' rudeness

    It's unfortunate how critical people are! I think she looks very professional. Her skirt is modest, and there is nothing wrong with adding some color to your wardrobe! No one is going to look down upon you for not wearing only black, grey, brown, and white! That's just ridiculous. I would be conservative in the interview, but after being hired, color is fun!This is 2014, not 1980. Additionally, her dress isn't tight. You don't have to look frumpy and boring just because you work in an office. It is most important that your work performance reflects the job you want and you act like a respectful professional. Goodness gracious.

  • hiring manager

    And do NOT carry a bag lady purse. A briefcase yes. Shopping bags like this one look like you are going to the mall.

  • hiring manager

    Do NOT take this woman's advice. Get a suit in blue, black, or grey. White button down and a tie for men, or any kind of knit shirt and a scarf for women. Medium heeled pumps if you are wearing a skirt (don't wear the skirt too short) and preferably brogues for men. Women if you are wearing pants you can make yourself more comfortable by wearing low heels. In any case NEVER wear stilettos or short skirts. Boots with skirts are ok ONLY if you are going from the car to the office in snow or rain, change when you get in. NEVER wear orange if you want to be taken seriously. Do NOT wear tight black dresses, those are for dinner dates, and if you are working from home, and no one is there....wear your pajamas for all anyone cares. Long hair is best tied back. Dress for the job you want. Clearly the model here wants to be an executive secretary.

  • socal blonde model

    Good outfits but thick ankles and thighs.

  • schoenfelder

    great outfits - love her style!

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