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Even with your entourage in full swing, a successful entrepreneur can still have a full to-do list of everyday errands that just won’t wait. Yes, even our beloved Ms. DeVee finds herself toting a bag of groceries home from the market from time to time—shocking, I know.

When it comes to your off-duty style, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. In fact, you never know when you’ll run into a client or have to handle some last minute business affair while looking presentable and chic, so this outfit is just the thing.

Since meeting Gina, I’ve learned she never does anything small—or basic. That means her essential wardrobe pieces have to have a bit of flair and if we decide to keep things simple, the accessories will take over and lead the charge for her look.

Running errands in a T-shirt is definitely de rigueur for most of us, but

 
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Well, this drapey ¾-sleeved poncho is anything but. It has tons of easy style and a mixed media fabrication, with a contrasting panel running down the back. At the end of the day, it’s a modern take on a chic T-shirt, but it’s been taken to the next level with details that’ll up your style game.

Since Gina’s top has lots of forgiving volume and coverage, I teamed it with her favorite pair of black leggings, which lean out her lower half and polish up the look. A crisp black legging is not only comfortable and slimming, but can be seriously dressed up to elevate even the most causal of outfits when you add the right shoe.

A pair of black pumps adds height and a dash of casual glamour. A simple shoe like this should definitely be a member of your wardrobe entourage, and even though they’re “a basic,” that doesn’t mean you should skimp on quality. Items like these never really go out of style and are a great place to put some of your shopping budget.

The real boss of this outfit is the bold statement bag. One thing Gina and I share is a love for leopard print, and it’s something we always manage to sneak in to her looks. Animal prints are as neutral as a pair of jeans, so you can style them with almost anything. They can be edgy and cool or ladylike and chic depending on your mood, but they always—always—work.

Get The Look

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Top
ALICE+OLIVIA
Sheer Back Tee
$165

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Bag
VALENTINO
Rockstud Leopard Print
$3,645

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Pumps
SERGIO ROSSI
Godiva Piper Pointy Toe Pump
$625

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Tote
GIVENCHY
Magnolia Moth Print
Antigona Shopper
$1,150

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Leggings
J BRAND
Quinn Scuba Sculpted Legging
$210

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