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Work It: 8 Empowering Career Styles

October 7, 2014

A lot of time goes into thinking about what to wear to work, as it should. When we look our best, we feel like we can conquer anything we put our mind to! Being authentic in your style helps with confidence, success, and achieving goals. Think of the office as your runway and land that client, close that big deal, or ace your annual review. Not in an office? These looks can also brighten up your day and make you feel powerful in your home office.

Here are some career style ideas for a variety of professions to show just how versatile CAbi pieces can be. These looks can take you from a meeting to your power lunch, and make you shine right through happy hour. Power and femininity go hand-in-hand with these chic career styles.


First impressions are crucial, so make sure to leave a strong, lasting impression with the Estate Jacket. The bold print says you are confident and ready to hit the ground running with anything that comes your way.

Featured Pieces: Estate Jacket, CAbi LBD
Accessories: Nine West Pump, MAC Lipstick, CAbi Tile Coin Necklace


Let your creativity shine with the sporty elements of the Swathe Skirt. This monochromatic, black palette shows off your quirky style. Pair this look with amazing accessories to really highlight your personality.

Featured Pieces: Cece Shell, Swathe Skirt, Ponte Legging
Accessories: Halogen Bootie, House of Harlow Bangle, Anthropologie Scarf


Attention to detail is the name of this game. Feel sophisticated in these beautiful pieces for a stylish career look that says chic professional.

Featured Pieces: Coupe Bomber, Jubilee Top, Femme Skirt
Accessories: CAbi Vintage Stud Earrings, Warby Parker Glasses, Rebecca Minkoff Pump


We dare anyone to object to this look. True classic styling with a flair will have you feeling confident and in control. Courtroom ensembles never looked so stylishly suitable.

Featured Pieces: Best in Show Jacket, Chic Shirt, Ponte Pencil Skirt
Accessories: CAbi Hardware Bangle (Lava), Zac Zac Posen Bag, Christian Louboutin Pump


Helping to plan someone’s big day is all about details, and your outfit speaks volumes. The Breakthrough Jacket is made of luxurious, knit yarn sweater making it comfortable with classic tailoring—perfect for running all those last-minute errands for your bride-to-be!

Featured Pieces: Breakthrough Jacket, Brilliant Blouse, Frolic Skirt
Accessories: Zazzle iPhone 5 Cover, CAbi Paisley Stone Buckle (worn as pin), Jimmy Choo Pump


Whether you’re accepting an offer or hosting an open house, it’s important for your style to be just as polished as the home you are showcasing. The draped detailing in the Sleeveless Overlay Tee is the perfect match for our Audrey Pant.

Featured Pieces: Sleeveless Overlay Tee, Audrey Pant
Accessories: Michele Watch, Kate Spade New York iPad Cover, Stuart Weitzman Pump


Playful with a touch of authority, the Festival Blouse will have you commanding respect. Pair it with the Zipper Pullover and PR Trouser for a look that’s traditional with a twist of style.

Featured Pieces: Zipper Pullover, Festival Blouse, PR Trouser
Accessories: CAbi Tassel Necklace, Erin Condren Lesson Planner, Via Spiga Pump


The warm, inviting pink tones in this ensemble will have your patients feeling relaxed and open. Layering pieces allows for volume and interest.

Featured Pieces: Bisou Scarf, Frolic Jacket, Business Tee, CAbi Trouser
Accessories: CAbi Bisou Scarf, Tory Burch Earrings, Kate Spade Pen

What makes you feel most confident at work? Do you have a “go to” outfit that makes you feel empowered? Share your career style with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear about your successes in the workplace.