Look Fabulous at the Office
Fabulosamente Latina: Success
Figuring out what to wear to the office every morning can be a time-consuming and frustrating rutina. But celebrity trainer
For a clean and summery look, Cabán suggests adding a baby braid to your hairline. First part your hair with a horizontal line that runs down the middle, from the top of your forehead to your crown. Next, choose one section and start braiding from the horizontal line until you run out of hair. Finally, fasten the braid with a thin colored elastic. “Tuck the braid behind your ear and you’ll be ready to wow!”
Remember, any makeup routine must be about enhancing your natural beauty. The trick is to boost your look by always keeping your eyelashes thick with mascara or a curler, your lips glossed and your cheeks blushed. “You will always look fabulosa!”
“When it comes to sexy office fashion, it’s all about layers,” says Cabán. Choose sexy tops — such as camisoles, silk tanks and ruffled sleeveless blouses — that peek out of a jacket or thin cardigan. “Leave some mystery by giving just a little hint.”
If demure is the name of the game in your office, why not make a statement with fabulous shoes? “Opt for a pop of color or an edgy style that shows off your personality — without ruffling your boss’s feathers,” says Cabán. Peep-toe pumps or sandals with a high heel are appropriate and very “come-hither.”
“Accessories are a great way to spunk up an otherwise simple or tired outfit,” says Cabán. A skinny belt that doubles around you will cinch that waist and add instant luster. It will not only pull your outfit together, but also show off your Latina curves. A chunky necklace also completes an office look when worn over a simple cotton-poplin dress.
By Shirley Velásquez for
Shirley is an
editor and writer at ELLE magazine.
She has contributed to Woman’s Day, Glamour,
InStyle, Latina, The New York Sun, and Border-line Personalities, an anthology of essays
written by Latina writers.