5 Ways to Look Like a Boss Lady

In fashion, there are so many trends that it can be hard to stay on top of them. Whether it’s skinny jeans or neon colors, looking the part of a style maven can be a job in and of itself! Fortunately, when it comes to looking like a boss, it has a lot less to do with trends and more to do with how you present.

There may very well be a lot of appeal in keeping up with the popular trends. However, owing your look is what’s going to make you look both fashionable and powerful, whether it’s in a stylish dress or cardigans and wide-leg trousers. Fortunately, with a few choice approaches (and looks) there are ways that you can easily own the boardroom!

Housing Works Thrift Store. Helmut Lang Blazer. 2009.
Housing Works Thrift Store. Helmut Lang Blazer. 2009.

Buy a Black Blazer

The little black dress might be an iconic clothing item that many women have in their closet. However, when it comes to the world of being a boss there’s another piece that can be your best friend – the classic black blazer! Like the LBD, the perfect blazer can be hard to find, but it has a versatility that means you can wear it for (and with) anything. Whether you decide to pair it with black, neutrals or even bright colors, it can go from formal to casual easily. Fortunately, the right blazer can also offer up an effortless chic that means you’ll be able to maintain professionalism. While you can spend a little or a lot, it’s the kind of look that will keep on giving and something you’ll be able to keep in your closet for years to come!

Dress for the Shape You Are

Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of body pressure put onto women. Whether we’re supposed to have smaller thighs or longer legs, the sense of expectation can make it hard to dress ourselves appropriately. Fortunately, when it comes to looking the professional part it’s not about your pant size! It’s really about how you dress yourself and how you wear the look. Instead of fussing around with trends that don’t flatter your shape, pick looks that you feel good in. Even if the clothes that match your shape aren’t the trendiest, it’s not going to matter if they’re built for the boardroom. And, if there’s a clothing item you really want to get into, you can always consider a waist-training corset. While they’ve become all the rage lately, they can be a way to reduce your waistline with no one being the wiser that you’re wearing one!

Pay More Attention to the Top

It goes without saying that dressing like a professional involves approaching your entire outfit with consideration. If you’re wearing shoes that don’t match your top or a wrinkled pair of pants with an expensive silk shirt, the look won’t work. And, while you should be putting emphasis on an entire look, it can actually be a good idea to focus on the top. It might seem like strange advice, but most business meetings occur around restaurant or boardroom tables. This means that the most visible part of you is going to be the top portion of your body! For this reason, it’s worth considering just how cardigans or a V-neck sweater are going to look at the business table. A look may be good from head to toe, but if the top’s too casual it can give the wrong impression. Before you go out, consider checking it out in the mirror to ensure it gives the impression you’re going for.

Heather. White Vintage Purse. 2009.
Heather. White Vintage Purse. 2009.

Carefully Consider Your Accessories

If you’ve found the perfect dress or suit for that business meeting, it might seem like you’re in the clear. However, the ideal garment isn’t going to get any help if the rest of your assemble isn’t well thought out! Many people make the mistake of forgetting about the shoes, the purse and the accessories, but these items are just as noticeable as your outfit. Instead of forgetting about them, ensure you have a pair of shoes that go well with your outfit that are polished and scuff free. Your purse should also be in good shape and compliment your entire ensemble. But, keep in mind that the right outfit doesn’t stop there! A little bit of accessorizing can make you look fashion forward and stylish; it’s just important not to overdo it. Try a trick before you leave your home. Take a look in the mirror and remove the first accessory you notice to ensure you’re not over-accessorizing.

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Go Matchy Matchy

It might seem like a significant fashion risk to go all matchy matchy, but it can make for a pretty powerful look when it’s done right. Here are a few important points to consider before testing out this style trick! If you’re going with a matching outfit, you’ll want to be sure that it’s a garment that truly flatters your personality and your shape. After all, wearing such a dedicated look can go awry if it’s not suitable for you or your body type. As well, while bright colors are great in summer, you may want to try out a more neutral tone, whether it’s black, white or dark blue. This way, you can accent and accessorize the look without having an excessively bright color palette. Whether you choose a dress and jacket or a suit, when done right this can be pretty ‘boss’.

It may seem like it takes a lot of money to look like a boss, but there are a few great ways to ramp up your professional appeal. Whether you go for a striking matching suit, the perfect black blazer or stylish cardigans, the right approach will serve you well. And, whether you’re boss or not, if you dress the part eventually you’ll feel it too!

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