What do (or should) you wear to work? We get this question in comments and emails all the time. “Striking a balance between professional and fashionable outfits can be tough,” agrees Kirsten Hughes, a Cup of Jo reader and product specialist at a New York tech company. So, we turned to MM.LaFleur, which makes beautiful work clothes, for help…
Kirsten was psyched to try MM.LaFleur’s Bento Box, a kit of handpicked, well-made workwear that comes in sizes up to 22w. “When I meet with clients, professional attire is a must,” she told us. “I want to make sure my clothes reflect how I want to be perceived — capable, put together and impressive.”
MM.LaFleur takes the guesswork out of building a career wardrobe with their simple, personalized services, like the Bento Box. For each box order, a customer is assigned a dedicated stylist who helps her build a wardrobe over time. Each Bento box includes four to six pieces: dresses, skirts, tops and jackets, plus a few accessories. It’s delivered right to your door, so you can try everything on at home. You keep only what you love; you send back what you don’t. Shipping is free both ways, and there’s no commitment (it’s not a subscription service).
Kirsten is wearing this red dress.
“The experience of receiving my Bento box and communicating with my wonderful stylist was easy and fun. My favorite piece was the Annie dress. Besides the great color, it fit so well that it felt like a custom tailored piece! If I wore this to a client meeting or big presentation, I would feel so confident.” (Bonus: Like many of MM.LaFleur’s pieces, it’s machine-washable.)
Kirsten is wearing this streamlined sheath dress. All of the shoes seen here will be available in MM.LaFleur showrooms next month.
You can learn more about MM.LaFleur’s Bento Boxes here. If you prefer, you can shop their collection a la carte; or you can stop by one of their beautiful showrooms in San Francisco, New York, Boston or Washington, D.C.
What do you think? Which outfit would you wear to work?
P.S. MM.LaFleur’s Instagram feed is full of outfit inspiration. You can follow here, if you like.