there are certain occasions in life that demand a more conservative look. power lunch, client dinner, boardroom meeting, or charity pow-wow. whatever the event, this is the time to play it conservative. one of my go-to outfits is a simple black suit, and white blouse. but instead of a matching blazer and skirt i chose separates to give the outfit a bit of individuality. i’m a sucker for boucle knit, it’s such an elegant fabric, so i pounce when i find the perfect boucle blazer. i love the extra details like the epaulets, stand up collar, and over-sized buttons. the skirt is made out of ponte which is as flattering as it is comfortable. men always like to wear a red power tie with their conservative suit, but i went with a nice shade of red on my lips instead of a tie. the devil is in the details so i added a belt with a nice-sized brass buckle to keep the overall look from being too conservative. a smart structured handbag polishes off this nine-to-five ootd.