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What I Wear to Work: The Real Estate Marketer

Molly Burns impresses clients in bold necklaces and bright teal.

Who: Molly Burns, 24
Account executive, Merrick Towle Communications

What I do: I work for an advertising agency called Merrick Towle Communications, a full-service advertising agency that specializes in real estate marketing. My job is to communicate my clients’ needs and work with our team to provide strategic marketing solutions. This entails everything from creative presentations to project timeline construction.

My work style: Feminine and edgy. I typically try to pair one edgy piece with more subtle touches. My go-to pieces are chunky statement necklaces, sheath dresses, blazers, and interesting heels. I can pair a black sheath dress with a chunky necklace and great shoes and still look professional.

Client Meeting

The long skirt is tailored, chic, and in a great pattern, and the color of the blouse adds that feminine touch. These shoes are amazing—Chinese Laundry is one of my favorite brands because the shoes are affordable and comfortable.

Splendid top, skirt, and triple hammered necklace from South Moon Under, and Chinese Laundry cap-toe pump.

Rare Day in the Office

On the rare occasion that I don’t have any client meetings, I love to keep it super comfortable. This outfit is just that—and it’s cute! These teal jeans are perfect because they are super soft and stretchy, and I love this white collared tank because it’s so versatile and goes with everything.

Abbeline woven blouse, Free People skinny jeans, and coral 5 Grad medallion bib from South Moon Under, and Steven by Steve Madden heels.

Work to Happy Hour

I absolutely love this dress. The dark colors keep it tame enough for the office, but the pattern is great for going out. The necklace ties it all together. It’s made completely of fishing materials by a DC-based jewelry line called Motley. I get so many compliments on it.

Sam & Lavi dress from South Moon Under, Motley necklace, and French Connection booties.

All photographs by Kate Warren.

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  • Angela

    As a marketing pro in real estate myself, I find these looks too casual--especially if your clients are CRE brokers donning suit separates and ties. Also, CRE is male-dominated, so don't dress for women here, dress professionally to the degree a man can appreciate.

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