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How to dress to impress your boss and earn a promotion

How to dress like a woman in charge: The six steps to acing your office lady outfits every day!
 

Dress like you’re a woman in charge and in control, to impress your boss for that coveted promotion. We share the ways to dress better every morning; it’s more than just dressing well for your important business meetings. It will help ease that daily outfit headache too!

1. Create your own ‘uniform’

How to dress to impress your boss and earn a promotion

Polyester blend dress, $68.75 from Cool-Find K-Style

The main idea is to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing, every day of the week. Your go-to piece might be a sheath dress, a matching pant suits or co-ords; whatever it is, focus on the styles that you feel most comfortable wearing and just stock up on variations of this same piece. Even on your don’t-know-what-to-wear days, you will at least have this outfit to turn to.

2. Get crease-free pieces

How to dress to impress your boss and earn a promotion

Bonded cotton pants, $239 from In Good Company

A crumpled shirt is totally a no-no because of how sloppy it can make you look. Why not avoid that possibility altogether with crease-free finds. This will save you the time steaming an accidental wrinkle or two early in the morning. Work-friendly Singapore label In Good Company for instance, is known for its bonded cotton and jersey blend pieces which are much less prone to creasing.

3. Organise your wardrobe by colour
It may take a while to sort everything according to its colour but trust us, it will be worth it. This makes it easy for you to colour-coordinate your wardrobe everyday, without emptying your wardrobe inside out for that elusive piece.

4. Invest in everyday jewellery
Details do make an impression, whether at an important business meeting or an average day at the office. Showing that you are meticulous with your outfits can indicate that you are as on-task with your job too.

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Pink gold and ceramic rings with diamonds, $5,900 each, from Bulgari

Think “career woman” jewellery: Sleek, elegant and not ostentatious pieces that you can layer and wear on a daily basis to make your outfit look even more polished. Besides well-loved favourites like the Hermes H bracelets and Bulgari B.zero1 barrel-shaped rings, the hottest designer buys right now include Chanel’s Coco Crush rings or the Amulette de Cartier necklaces. See more timeless designer jewellery pieces here.

5. Spend more on quality shoes
Again, details do matter. Smart shoes and sleek heels complete the look, while being comfortable enough for you to walk nearly all day in them. These are some of our go-to designer brands for investment shoes.

6. Have a go-to office bag

How to dress to impress your boss and earn a promotion

New Madison calfskin bags, from $4,300 to $4,700 from Valextra

Your everyday work bag should ideally be roomy enough hold everything you need. It should also be structured, sleek and minimalist. Opt for a bag with multiple compartments if you do carry a lot of daily essentials; so that you don’t have to turn your bag inside out to find whatever you need.

This is the smart woman’s guide to shopping for wardrobe staples you will actually re-wear! Plus, that one time-saving tip all office ladies should know.

If you tend to be quite clumsy, water-repelling pieces like this ‘unstainable’ shirt will be as useful too.

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