Work wardrobe ideas straight from the runway

Feb 23, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. ET

Being your own boss has all sorts of perks; one of them is the creative freedom to decide on your work wardrobe. This is both a blessing and a curse, I know many entrepreneurs who can go through an entire day in their sweats and others that leave the house looking like a boss. My motto is that when you feel your best, you project your best self, and sometimes all it takes is a great shirt to empower you.

If you're in a customer- or sales-focused business the way you present yourself is obviously key to your success. You are a walking billboard for your business so dress the part; here are some suggestions from the Spring 2015 collections.

For the creative professional:

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For the Bay Street babe:

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For the shop girls:

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My argument for the home-based business pros would be that swapping your sweats for a crisp cotton shirt would make you more productive. You'll look in the mirror and see the inspiring leader that you are.

Here are a few looks that might put a little bounce in your step:

Image: Theory/STYLE.COM

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