StyleList guest editor Alexa von Tobel decided to start LearnVest in 2006 while a student at Harvard Business School. Alexa wanted to make personal finance easy to understand and attainable for men and women. This meant dropping out of Harvard to focus on her business and in turn, she embarked on an incredible journey. Fast forward eight years, and LearnVest is a digital leader in financial planning while Alexa continues to push herself and her business forward.

While success took hard work and determination, Alexa knew that looking the part was an integral part of her business. This meant finding key pieces in her wardrobe that reflected her ambitious startup mentality.

Click through the gallery above to see Alexa's picks for the perfect startup style essentials.

StyleList Guest Editor on Facing Her Fears

StyleList Guest Editor on Facing Her Fears