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Dress For Success: Best Places In Chicago For Office Wear

March 5, 2013 7:00 AM

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By Angela Hazen

While many people turn to traditional office attire for their work week, others make sure they splurge on a more stylish look for their workplaces. They know that with sharp attire comes poise and confidence that can bring on bigger and better opportunities. If you are stuck in the same suit jackets, skirts and pumps that you feel you’ve been wearing forever, why not trade up your looks to get yourself noted, or even promoted?

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(Credit: shopsarca.com)

Sarca
710 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-0900
www.shopsarca.com

Why look stuffy at the office when you have the amazing styles of Sarca to make you look fabulous? Skirts and blouses here have an extra zing to help you stay heads above the traditional looks of coworkers. The accessories are very wearable, and almost everthing can be mixed with your current wardrobe. Sarca’s clothing is flattering enough to last for your entire work week.

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(Credit: ceratoboutique.com)

Cerato Boutique
3451 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8604
www.ceratoboutique.com

You can see why young professionals love the looks at Cerato on Southport. It is because these clothes make you look feminine and stylish at the same time. Many accessories transition easily from day to night. If you love dresses that are work wearable, this is a great place to stop. You may find yourself coming here more and more to build a wardrobe or just to add pieces to your present fashions.

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Ikram
15 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000
www.ikram.com

High-profile executives have been shopping at Ikram for years because they know that to stay on top of their game, they have to dress the part. This is no problem at this ultra exclusive Chicago boutique because Ikram is cutting edge when it comes to fashion. The assistants here will help you pick out the look you want, even when you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for yet.

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(Credit: perchanceboutique.com)

Perchance Boutique
11 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(773) 244-1300
www.perchanceboutique.com

When you are ready to meet clients at your office, Perchance is the place to shop to impress them. Not only does it boast an impressive collection of accessories that add just the right touch to any outfit, it also carries wonderful shoes and boots to polish off your look. Perchance dresses would make even the hesistant buyer feel confident in their decision to wear one to the office. There is also great outerwear, in case you find yourself going out for meetings or a business lunch.

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(Credit: galleryaesthete.com)

Gallery Aesthete
46 E. Oak St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 265-1883
www.galleryaesthete.com

When you finally land the corner office (or decide you want to start dressing like you deserve it) you may want to head over to the menswear boutique that fits the bill. If you are looking for menswear with a taste of drama, try out Gallery Aesthete on Oak Street. The staff will help you adapt the shop’s fashions to your personal style. Most of the impeccable looks here would impress even the GQ crowd.

Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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