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Polished: 2011 Fall Fashion Style Guide

As the seasons change, so does the need to polish your professional look. We highlight key fall fashion trends for stylish professionals, whether you're the boss, the CEO, the dapper man or the working fashionista.
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Working Your Style: Perfect Plus-Size Fashion for the Office Holiday Party

Working Your Style host Daisy Lewellyn gives curvy women fab fashion options for the office…

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How I Did It: Mikki Taylor Expands Beauty Brand with New Book ‘Commander in Chic’

Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor expands her brand with new book, Commander in Chic:…

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A sampling of what Armstrong & Wilson have to offer

Armstrong & Wilson Reinvent the Pocket Square

Recognized by Esquire as two of the best dressed real men in America, Ontario Armstrong…

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NYFW: Hot Style at Harlem’s Fashion Row Show 2011

BE Next gives you a front-row, center view of this year’s Harlem’s Row lineup.

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Daisy Lewellyn, our Working Your Style host, broke down the fashion dos and don'ts for the professional man and woman. Here, she gives alternative looks for those dangerous don'ts featured in our video. If you're looking for looks like those, here are some inspired by the makeover segment, all available at Lord & Taylor. BE Polished! ---Janell Hazelwood

Working Your Style: Get the Look Inspired by Office Fashion Makeovers

Here are key pieces from our Working Your Style segment where we makeover office fashion…

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Working Your Style: Turn Office Fashion Don’ts into Fashion Savvy

Our Working Your Style Host Daisy Lewellyn shows how to upgrade typical office style mishaps…

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WATCH: Kwame Jackson Presents New Tie Line & Bow Tie Tutorial

Entrepreneur Kwame Jackson unveils his new neckwear line, Krimson by Kwame, and discusses the brand’s…

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The pride and polish of business attire is an indisputable workplace norm that has stood the test of time. As part of our As part of our BE Polished style package, Black Enterprise editors and staff showcase how they work their power game and look at the office while adding their own special flavor to show personality and professionalism. ---Janell Hazelwood

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Style Profile: A Day at the Office with Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise staff and editors show unique workplace style and tell their top fashion essentials…

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WATCH: Arise Designers Tell How to Make It in Tough Business of Fashion

Designers from the Made in Africa: ARISE Magazine show during the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week…

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You’ve just landed your dream first job right out of college; the pay may not be great, but it’s the first step to the head of the boardroom. On your journey up the corporate ladder it’s always important to look professional, but you don’t want to look like you ransacked your father's suit closet. In this edition of Suit Your Life, we have some great suit options that are both stylish and just the right price for the guy starting out or any businessman looking to save without sacrificing quality. —Gardy V. Guerrier

 

	SYL TIP: When building a work wardrobe it’s best to start with three to five well constructed suits in basic colors (black, dark blue, grey, and a subtle pinstripe) that can be interchanged with various shirt and tie combinations.

5 Suits Under $500

A good suit doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a…

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WATCH: Arise Showcases 7 Top African Designers

BlackEnterprise.com gets exclusive backstage access during the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Made in…

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BE Polished: Taking Your Professional Style to the Next Level

BlackEnterprise.com presents a fashion and style guide for the working professional, taking you from the…

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WATCH: Designer Duo Coco & Breezy Showcase ‘Rainy Days’ S/S 2012

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the part black, part Puerto Rican duo at their S/S 2012…

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In today's job market, having that competitive edge of great style and confidence is key when pursuing career success. And these BlackEnterprise.com readers know just how important it is to put your best look forward. As part of our BE Polished style series, readers sent in photos of their power looks and told what key pieces prepare them to take on the work world with flair. ---Janell Hazelwood

Your Power Look: Readers Showcase Confident Style

BlackEnterprise.com readers showcase the power look that give them the confidence to pursue success

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Get the Look: Idris Elba at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards

Ladies love the always dapper Idris Elba. Here’s how the average consumer can mimic his…

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Power looks require power investments, especially when it comes to classic pieces that make up the foundation of a polished professional's wardrobe. As part of our BE Polished style series, we highlight key apparel and accessories that will ensure your office look is always on point. ---Sirita Wright

His and Hers: Fashion Classics for the Professional Closet

For the working man or woman, these fall fashion staples will ensure their look remains…

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SAGGING CLOTHES: The only thing worse than sagging jeans is sagging dress pants. The stereotypes associated with men who sag their pants are all negative. A professional seeking career success shouldn’t want those unfavorable labels to follow them on the job. It’s best to choose well fitting, tailored pants that aren’t too tight, too short, too long or too big and are complimented with a belt.

	Visit BlackEnterprise.com/style for more Fashion Week coverage as well as features on how you can upgrade our professional style profile!

10 Ways Your Style Is Hindering Career Success

When it comes to workplace success, image speaks volumes. Avoid these 10 fashion faux pas…

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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

Emergency Style Kit: 10+ Essentials for the Working Fashionista

Last minute meetings or business events can arise at any moment, this emergency style kit…

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Every powerful man should maintain a look of success by remaining both professional and stylish. And as the age-old saying goes, when you look good, you feel good. Maintain your professional and polished swagger and don't get caught slipping by keeping a personal emergency style kit. As part of our BE Polished series, we highlight must-have products and fashion items that will help any professional man of style go from the office to an impromptu meeting to cocktail hour with ease, despite any workday stresses or snafus. ---Janell Hazelwood

Men’s Style Kit: 10+ Essential Items for the Professional Man

Every professional man of style should keep these must-have products and fashion items in their…

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