Professionals face a constant struggle in the work environment: finding a wardrobe that falls within job guidelines but still manages to look refined. Men can look debonair and impress clients and co-workers alike with staple pieces, such as a dark blazer mixed in with eclectic items. Women can shine in work attire even in relaxed clothing. Learn how to appear professional, stay comfortable and still retain a classy sense of style by visiting these St. Louis stores.
1556 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
This Ladue boutique has made a distinct name for itself even in the brief time that it has been open (since September 2011). Esther caters to the sophisticated lady with an eye for high fashion. The pricier selection is worth the money as all pieces are of quality and designed to last. With chic choices from Elizabeth & James, the designer line from the Olsen twins and frisky-fun picks from Hunter Dixon, one can stay trendy and look sharp in the business world by shopping here.
Moris Fashions LLC
26 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108
Moris Fashions prides itself on being “the place for men’s clothing,” and with the fresh designs featured, men can find pieces to define their style while maintaining a professional appearance. A guy can pick up charcoal straight-leg slacks for that urban appeal and find Hugo Boss blazers for half the cost. Pair with some amusing gnome cufflinks for a distinct look. If one can’t find anything in a place that features novelty items amongst the classiest of fashions, then that person simply isn’t looking hard enough.
9739 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
Housed in a warehouse amongst industrial, edgy décor lies a chic boutique built around the working girl. Rung Boutique focuses on bringing professional attire to St. Louis women at a reasonable price with a double ambition. Women who shop here are also giving back to the St. Louis community with every purchase. Funds earned in the store go to the Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis, a group that helps women who are at-risk along with their children to find success in life through education and other opportunities. Find fashions from top names like Ann Taylor or Ralph Lauren to complete that professional wardrobe and give back to the city in the process.
Mister Guy Clothiers
9831 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
Recommended by readers of St. Louis Magazine in 2012 as an “A-List” choice, Mister Guy is certainly a contender in men’s fashion. From business shorts to tweed blazers, Mister Guy presents fashion sense for the suave man. Browse the website’s highlighted trends for the knowledge to achieve that front-window look. Put on some cream slacks with a navy blazer for a polished and professional appearance that is sure to catch notice. Don’t forget to take advantage of the free alterations offered by Mister Guy for that perfect fit.
7312 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
This boutique features accessories from individual designers hand-picked from around the country. These unique designs will enhance a woman’s professional garb with the right amount of flair. Named in 2009 as the “Best Jewelry Store” by the Riverfront Times, one should choose Charm to distinguish her look with a few simple additions. Opt for a skinny belt around a simple button-down shirt and pair with a delicate necklace for a more feminine touch. Put on a pair of gorgeous art deco earrings by Scarlett Garnet for the perfect amount of dangle without appearing over-the-top. This boutique can help women to become business beauties by perfecting the professional urbanite appearance.
Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.