The work place has become a little more casual in terms of the way we dress. Women these days are no longer required to wear the stiff tailored suit with crisp white shirt. Most jobs only require employees to dress smart. But this has lead to a push in the boundaries of work wear and many of us can be found guilty of just being down right lazy with the way we dress for work.
It is only human nature that we form opinions of others based on the way they dress. That being said, it is important that we dress to impress in the work place. When considering your work wardrobe think ‘power dressing’. These days that doesn’t necessarily mean dull and boring but your work wear attire should always aim to ooze confidence and professionalism. There is a huge range of women’s clothing that can achieve just that.
Real power dressing is about looking smart and feeling comfortable and confident about the way you look. It demands a positive attitude which you will never achieve if you don’t like what you see in the mirror. Think about your body shape and choose styles that complement you and accentuate your good points while hiding the parts that you feel self conscious about.
The main rule for power dressing is to keep it stylish. Work wear does not tend to follow conventional fashion trends. In order to create the right impression at work you don’t want fashion to dominate you. While following all the latest trends is fun and fashionable, in the work place you want to be noticed for your ability and your attitude not your outfit. Power dressing is about standing out from the crowd but in a way that others can relate and aspire to.
New style power dressing is about being smart without being flashy. It is less formal and lower maintenance than the power dressing of yesterday. To achieve a truly professional look opt for outfits with simple lines and try to avoid bold patterns and bright colours. Don’t get trapped in the standard navy, black and red. While these colours are timeless and create a professional look, be sure to consider teaming them up with lighter colours and simple patterns to keep you looking fresh.
The range of women’s clothing for the office is very versatile. You can create a variety of different looks by mixing and matching core fashion items. Team tailored pants and skirts with different coloured and styles of shirts and never underestimate the impact that carefully chosen accessories can have on an outfit. Change and update your look with simple yet bold fashion accessories such as necklaces, scarfs, belts and handbags. Never wear flat shoes if you are looking to create an impression at work. Sensible heals are always a must. They look smart and elegant while at the same time allow a women to walk tall and feel confident.
Whether you’re meeting with a client or trying to impress your colleagues always remember that the way you dress at work does influence how other people see you. If you are after success then you need to dress for success with a little power dressing.