As a busy, professional woman, you probably don’t have much time to get ready in the morning. But as a successful lawyer, you know the importance of looking polished and put-together. While this scenario could be a recipe for daily stress, it doesn’t need to be.
Enter MM.LaFleur, an NYC-based fashion startup that designs luxury-quality workwear for today’s discerning professional woman. In their book Wear to Work, MM.LaFleur’s Sarah LaFleur and Tory Hoen divulge the key to cultivating a career-making closet: Get a uniform!
That might sound rigid, but they’re not advocating wearing the exact same thing everyday. Rather, they recommend streamlining your style so that you always look like “yourself,” no matter what you’re wearing. And in fact, many of the world’s most celebrated professionals have done just that. Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a black turtleneck devotee, and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is all about the blazer. Even fashion’s most powerful woman—Anna Wintour—elects to keep her look consistent, often pairing prim shift dresses with statement necklaces. These folks don’t dress this way by chance. They dress this way to minimize decision-making so they can actually get to work. You should too.
But what if you don’t have time to build a killer work wardrobe? MM.LaFleur has a solution for that too: the Bento Box delivery model.
How does it work? You take a quick online survey about your style and fit preferences, then an MM.LaFleur stylist sends you a “Bento Box” of 4-8 pieces (including accessories) that can be mixed and matched to create multiple work outfits. The best part? It’s completely free to try, and you only pay for what you keep. If you’re mall-averse or simply don’t have time to shop, this system brings the dressing room to you.
Before you know it, you’ll have a closet full of elegant pieces you’re actually excited to wear to work. When was the last time that happened?