Friday, 29 September 2017

The Art of Power Dressing

Dressing for work is, for some, one of the greatest mysteries the world has to offer : How corporate is 'too corporate?' ? How 'revealing' can you dare within office dress code boundaries? And how can those who work in male dominated industries find a compromise between a love for fashion and the right to be taken seriously? In a sense, it is surprising to be having these sort of conversations in 2017, but there is power in confidence and a little attention to detail can put the 'girl power' in power dressing and give us that extra boost when going about our day and smashing glass ceilings (no biggie!).

After all, power dressing is no surprise or new fashion fad ; some of the most successful women in the world (think Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sofia Amoruso, Beyonce or journalist Arianna Huffington) have made an art of power dressing not as something detracting from their message or work but, instead, adding to it and reinforcing an ethos or branding of strength, resilience and fearlessness. 

Our power dressing inspiration? The AW17 catwalk of course which mixes masculine details and rigid tailoring with ultra feminine details and touches with remind us all that a woman's place is wherever she wants it to be.

Suited and Booted

Suits have dominated the catwalks this AW17 ; emphasis on shoulders with a slouchy feel on the bottom half up the emphasis with a clever game of contrasting which can be carefully offset with minimal make up and sticking to monochrome palettes as seen as Calvin Klein and Christian Dior. (Pictures via Vogue).

Our extra tip? Pair a suit with a slouchy tote to keep the look minimal and fuss - free.

Similarly, a clutch in a pretty pastel colour is an interesting contrast and ideal to add an element of glamour to an evening look. 

And the ultimate stylish way to keep your office essentials together? One of our luxury pencil cases of course!


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