There are a lot of ‘shoulds’ around dressing as a modern professional woman.
This idea that on top of all the different elements of our lives – positioning ourselves for a promotion, caring for our family, volunteering for causes dear to our hearts, being their for our friends – we’re also expected to always be perfectly presentable.
Really? How do you have time to find the pieces that work for your body, know how to ‘mix+match’ them AND do everything else for everyone else?
So, you may:
The problem here is that you then end up with a closet full of clothes that don’t feel good, so you’re just as stuck on what to wear each day. One of the key reasons why women get frustrated in front of their FULL closets is that they have evolved past their wardrobe. It’s time to update!
Digging deeper, a lot of the problem is that when we’re working in a male-dominated environment, we’re thinking:
“Don’t look at me as a sexual object.”
“Don’t look at me as pretty.”
“Don’t look at me as a woman.”
But the reality of it is that what you wear does matter. And it matters for men just as much as women.
The colors and fabrics you choose share elements of your personality.
The fit of your clothes shares insights into your attitude, attention to detail and confidence.
The quality highlights how you value yourself.
It’s the HOW that is different for women …
Style Power is about YOU – your message, your purpose and your presence.
It’s not about shoulds.
But it is about owning ALL of yourself – inside and out.
And it’s seeing women rise up as leaders even more quickly.
For instance, the keys to my personal leadership style are approachable, classic and confident (aka colorful!).
This translates to clothes that are streamlined in fit + style – I really do practice what I preach with a minimal wardrobe and maximizing mixing + matching. I’d call this style Playfully Chic.
Perhaps you have an easygoing element to your attitude. That may translate to clothes that flow vs. fit close to the body.
Maybe you’re really straightforward and dynamic – you have high expectations for yourself as well as your team. That can translate to power dresses in bold solid colors and statement shoes.
I challenge you to play around with what this looks like for you and I encourage you to share your ideas below. You never know who you could inspire!
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