Starting your own business means you need to be ready for anything. Whether it's meeting a potential investor or speaking with press at a local coffee shop, it's essential to look and dress the part. There's more to dressing for success than wearing the perfect black dress and sophisticated pumps, there are little things key to any start-up style including business cards, thank you notes, and of course, a lot of coffee.

Carly and Danielle from theSkimm are pros when it comes to this look. From their effortlessly chic and casual day-wear to their sophisticated and professional meeting attire, these girls know how to dress for any occasion.

We asked them to put together their essential start-up style. Check out what they suggest you always have.

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