Although the struggle for equality and fair pay is still ongoing, women ARE making strides in the workplace. With all we master as executives, entrepreneurs, and for some of us, mothers, many women still deal with a real challenge when it comes to their image. Choosing what to wear to meetings, business dinners, or to the office day-to-day is a task and project of its own.
The definition of a boss is a leader who completes an action with authority and finesse. Yet when it comes to looks “she” often makes a lot of mistakes. From dressing too casually to not giving attention to proper fit. Most executive women win awards and honors for their achievements in business, however none ever make it onto a best-dressed list. “She” certainly could if she applied the same confidence she has in her work to how she looks while at work.
Whether your office is casual and creative or buttoned-up and sophisticated, every women should get inspired to raise the stakes on her executive boss style. It’s too often overlooked. A quality presentation of yourself is an important component of the direction your professional life goes. Remember first impressions! Remember that people are sizing you up from the door before you EVER get a chance to say a word. Appearances are vital!
How to look smart and polished for work: Boss Bylaws 101
Pantsuits: Pantsuits are the staple in chic and modern work wear. You don’t have to channel your masculine side in order to be taken seriously and respected, however, the mixing of masculine styles with a dash of femininity is definitely a hot trend. Beauty in the structural or textural details can make all the difference to mastering menswear inspired classics. Accessories are an important element that can elevate and set your pantsuit look apart. When wearing a pant suit, there are a few key style tricks you can use to give off that Boss Look fabulous appeal. Be ready to be respected AND awed at the same time with this style.
Metallic accessories shows you’re a risk taker and confident. I love metallic shoes with classic colors suits.
Brightly colored or Stylish Handbags can lift the traditional colors in suiting to give a fresh and new lift to an otherwise ordinary look.
Colored Suits: whether you go racer red or soft and feminine with pastels, breaking out of the regular 3B’s (Blue-Black-Beige) is a Smart Style Savvy decision. Not only will you make heads turn, but you’ll showoff your aptitude to step out of the box and take risks… that pay off! Boss moves!