Katie Nichols opened her first Entourage Clothing & Gifts in 2008 with a dedication and drive rarely seen in 20-somethings. The consumer economics graduate desired to provide women with a welcoming and unique shopping experience where they could find on-trend clothing and gifts without breaking the bank.
Not afraid of handwork, Katie maintained her full-time employment while tackling the Athens, Georgia flagship store buildout and launch. Her determination and inherent understanding of the marketplace has taken Entourage Clothing & Gifts from one boutique to eight locations, 127 employees, and a booming online presence in just eight years.
This month Nichols helping women entrepreneurs stay, yet stylish for summer. Here are 7 Chic Looks for Work & Play for Women Entrepreneurs:
Look #1: Add some fresh color to your summer business wardrobe by easily pairing a cute pair of white pants with a bright, pink blouse. This sleeveless blouse is a breezy, beautiful accent to an easy summer ensemble. Simply add a blazer or jacket when stepping into a business meeting. Pink and turquoise are hot summer colors, so be sure to add a few jewelry pieces such as these turquoise earrings and statement ring. Tired of wearing flats every day? Still stay comfortable yet trendy all day long with these unique, faux leather cutout wedges.
Look #2: Bold is beautiful. Mix and match within your neutral wardrobe for an array of versatile looks. We’ve made this chic business ensemble simple for anyone to coordinate by taking a neutral, solid, cream romper and pairing it with bold, black accents from a statement pair of sunglasses to sleek black wedges. Don’t forget to add that pop of summer color with a red clutch to match your red lips. Chokers are the new thing this season, so keep things simple with an edgy black choker necklace to complement this neutral, yet aspiring bold look.
Look #3: Though you may be inside at the office most of the day, your wardrobe certainly doesn’t need to look that way. Incorporate your love for all things nautical with these adorable scalloped blue shorts and this white, lace up top. Stay comfortable in these neutral, brown sandals and add a few gemstone bracelets and a stylish brown choker necklace for a little extra pizzazz. Throw on a pair of sunglasses when heading out the door to walk to your favorite lunch spot to get a taste of summer’s freshest foods.
Look #4: Embrace simplicity this summer season when you are constantly on-the-go. Stay classy when you pair a solid, chambray dress with neutral accessories like these tortoise sunglasses, pearl beaded necklace, stud earrings, and lace up faux leather heels. For a pop of color, simply add pink or red lips to complement this classic, preppy look.
Look #5: There is nothing easier than mixing and matching a few of your most favorite neutral pieces into one awesome business ensemble for a day at the office. This striped, wrap dress features a V neckline and short sleeves for easy, casual wear. Accent with a simple twisted, gold bracelet, brown sunglasses, and cutout wedges. Hold your daily essentials with a trendy, faux leather cross-body bag.
Look #6: Feel refreshed in this crisp, blue and white patterned shift dress. Be cool and comfortable when you pair this dress with adorable, neutral wedges. When stepping into a meeting, simply simply add a white or navy blazer. This nautical, Grecian inspired look is a cinch when you accent this ensemble with a statement royal blue necklace along with neutral accessories from classic opal stud earrings to a gold cuff and tan clutch.
Look #7: Every woman loves a good print! This southwest cacti pattern is certainly on trend this season. To complement this fun, printed, navy dress, add a simple, gold necklace or cuff bracelet, neutral, brown wedges, and a cream, crossbody bag. Pull out a soft pink lipstick to draw some color to your face from this pink and teal cacti print. This unique look will have you feeling like you are in a romantic, summer daydream!