Research has shown that an outfit is one of the most powerful forms of nonverbal communication, especially in the work arena. The way you dress plays a key role in your overall career trajectory, so it’s really worth thinking carefully about what you wear to the office each day.
If you are in need of a stylish yet powerful outfit to nail an important meeting and show ‘em who’s boss, this outfit will definitely empower you in all the ways you need.
You may think that feminine and powerful dressing are conflicting style elements, but allow us to prove it with the outfit below.
(Clockwise) Velvet duffle bag with gold hardware, $3,100 by Miu Miu; Silk button up blouse, $375 by Frame Denim from Shopbop; Metal small hoop earrings, $19 from ASOS; Wool blend pants, $79.90 by Carine Roitfeld for Uniqlo; Suede and patent leather pumps, $230 by Schutz from Far Fetch; 18-carat gold chain and diamond watch, price available upon request by Chanel; Silk blazer, $1,335 by Stella MccArtney from Net-A-Porter
Contrary to popular belief, embracing a powerful and “mannish” aesthetic doesn’t mean that we have to restrict ourselves to darker colours and bulky jackets.
You can definitely opt for a lighter hue – yes, even pink! The colour pink has always been dismissed as “girly” and sometimes even weak, so that’s why there’s nothing we love seeing more than ladies rocking a sharp pink suit.
All you’ve got to do is to keep within the same palette and incorporate a couple of formal elements like crisp shirting and structured outerwear. Add a couple of snazzy gold accessories and girl, you are on your way to shutting the meeting down.