Lets face it: Today’s corporate woman is constantly on the go. And maintaining equilibrium in career, home, and spirit while being a stylish trendsetter isn’t always easy. As part of our BE Polished style series, we detail some awesome products to keep on hand for those fashion emergencies. These items will help you maintain a flawless look, and ensure you’re always ready to put your best look forward when sealing the next business deal. Your transition from the corporate office to an after-work mixer, or a date at that chic cigar lounge this fall will be seamless! —Sirita Wright
Tape to the Rescue: We all dread a wardrobe malfunction, so to be prepared for such a snafu. Wardrope tape can keep hemlines, drapey blouses, and wrap dresses in check! To keep things simple, invest in a double stick version such as the Hollywood Fashion Tape ($9).
Tinted Moisturizer with SPF: After a long day at the office, refresh your make-up with a tinted moisturizer, specifically one with SPF. Tinted moisturizers with SPF condense three steps into one (foundation, sunscreen, moisturizer). Try the Laura Mercier cream, which comes in 10 shades (Sephora; $42).
Cutting Edge Style: Thought this was just for woodsmen? Think again. Whether you need to fix a chipped nail or snip a loose thread, every woman needs a Swiss Army knife. Try their Tomo Knife ($24), which offers the same features of the basic Swiss army knife in a sleek, colorful design.
Lip Nurishment: A dry lip is never a good look, so it’s best to pucker up throughout the day with a moisturizing lip balm. Try Evolutions of Smooth’s (EOS) lip balms ($3.95), which come in a chic sphere applicator and are 100% natural. Your lips will thank you!
Wrinkle Relief: Even being in the office—going from meeting to meeting, lunch to desk or client to client—can take a toll on clothing, leaving you looking wrinkled and disheveled. Maintain that polished look or touch up your change of ensemble with the chic and handy My Little Steamer® Go Mini Hand Steamer ($20).
Legwork: Some offices require women to wear hosiery, while others don’t. Either way, it’s always good to have a nice pair on hand to to handle what’s almost inevitable—a run or snag. Try Hue hosiery ($14), which comes in a range of sizes, tones, and textures, to add a punch of polish to any ensemble.
Glamor on the Go: Nothing says glamor like a good eye shadow. To take you from day to night, try Yves St. Laurent’s monochrome selection ($56), which ranges from shimmer to matte in one sleek package.
Perfect Match: Any 2-in-1 product is great when it comes to convenience and space saving, so for hair touch-ups, having a mini brush/mirror combo is a good look. Try Sephora’s Pop-Up($8) that comes in metallic colors. Also, keep a good pomade or gel on hand to use with your brush, to keep fly aways and edges at bay—whether you’re natural or relaxed— such as Organic Root Stimulator’s Olive Oil Edge Control.
Poppin’ Gloss and Scents: Don’t you just love a good beauty combo? Get the perfect pout and fragrance all in one with this Michael Kors Rollerball. Air travel friendly, this nifty combo—which includes a perfume with hints of floral and musk and a nude gloss good for topping one’s favorite lipstick hue—will ensure you keep the allure going from 9 to well after 5.