The first day with a new client is always a surprise. You’re just getting to know them and you never know quite what they are looking for. Should the tone be formal or laid back? Fun or serious? Will it be a hard, arduous labor or a breeze? So for today’s meeting I decided to be comfortable and flexible, but with a lively and energetic feel. However to achieve such a combination, you ask? Start with a pair of loose, artistically patterned pants, slim at the ankles, covered in thin black stripes and adorned with rose gold, zippered pockets. Then for contrast, a soft, pale blue, sleeveless top. The color is demure and inviting, but the series of cutouts along the shoulders echo the edginess of the bottoms. A pair of black wedge sandals, made up entirely of thick black straps can be both summer time casual and definitively bold. Finally, as always, I like my accessories to stand out on their own. So I toss into the mix a bright, neon coral purse. It’s shape is ladylike but the color has the upbeat optimism of a teenager. So whatever happens today, I’m more than ready. Bring it on!