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Business professional does not have to mean boring professional. Embrace your inner boss lady with this sophisticated look. Let everyone know that you have brains, beauty and leadership skills!

This look is the best of both worlds because it is classic and chic. A fitted black top matched with a houndstooth skirt is a modern nod to traditional professional attire. Did you know that the houndstooth pattern originated during the 1800’s in Scotland? Originally worn by shepherds, the print eventually became associated with the more affluent. It rapidly gained popularity after high-end fashion designers began to use the print in their creations.

This ensemble could easily be paired with flats or heels. However, the knee-high boots take this outfit to another level of fierceness. Perfect for the fall season, a pair of bossy boots are always welcomed.

The real jewel of this outfit is the hot pink overcoat! The style of this coat and the vibrant color says, “WARNING: Boss lady coming through!” The pop of color against the black and white houndstooth is simply perfection.  A black and white pattern with a splash of color is almost always a formula for a great look. Keep this in mind when creating your Boss Lady look!