Do clothes make a woman? Nope! But we know how you can wear your confidence on your sleeves! This International Women’s Day, dress like a boss with the help of this guide! Because, Power dressing is the new normal!
“Real women are fat. And thin. And neither. And both. And otherwise.” ﹘Hanne Blank.
So, why not celebrate the real woman? Women’s Day is meant to uphold feminist values and celebrate womanhood.
Accepting our bodies and dressing up for them is a great way to start! A power wardrobe can also help boost your confidence and smash whatever agenda is on the key!
Thanks to popular Netflix series like Self Made or Parks and Recreation, power dressing that rose back in 2017 has been at its pinnacle in the last two years. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Lively have been taking to this trend like fish to water and owning the corporate formal look for ladies.
What is a power wardrobe?
The definition of power dressing has evolved over the years. While one imagines a power wardrobe to be all about suits and blazers, women can now incorporate different elements of power dressing to achieve the look.
A power wardrobe comprises a selection of items to give you confidence and authority that are ideal in professional environments. These looks combine glamour and business in equal measure while infusing your personal style and still letting everyone know you’re in charge.
Need a few tips for power dressing?
You’re in the right place! We’ve created a few key pieces that you can add to your wardrobe and style for everyday looks or special occasions like Women’s Day, and begin your power dressing journey.
These fashionable Women’s Day outfits are your chance to celebrate girl power in chic jumpsuits, quirky tops and belted dresses! Have a look!
The Trendsetter Boss
This is a woman who takes her fashion seriously. Her busy social calendar ensures she’s sashaying from one event to another.
Jumpsuits are one of the most versatile women’s apparel. Slipping into one at the start of a busy morning is super easy for the fashionista. This jumpsuit comes in a gorgeous brown colour with a cut that’s office-appropriate but can be easily taken from desk to dinner. She can add a pair of diamond earrings and swipe on some nude lipstick before stepping out to celebrate International Women's day with her team
The Sassy Boss
She’s always sure of herself and not one to shy away from experimenting with some bold fashion choices. She still means business though!
Clashing prints are most likely the choice for a Women's Day outfit of the sassy girlboss. To show her love for breaking fashion rules she would likely express herself through vivid dress pants in a bright shade of red, a white blouse and layer it with a striped jacket. Accessories? She’s quite likely to reach for leopard print pumps and a nude envelope clutch.
The Badass Boss
She’s uncompromising, intimidating and totally tough! She’s the master of the pantsuit style to help exert her unquestionable authority.
She’ll show you how to ace the Power Woman look in a royal blue pantsuit. Her style is synonymous with Camille from Netflix’s Emily in Paris with her boxy suits and oversized pants or something similar to Kiara Advani’s killer pantsuit looks. Together with a pair of sunglasses, nude pumps and a tan tote bag, here’s a powerhouse way to dress up this International Women’s Day.
The Minimalist Boss
She lives the mantra “Less is more!” and her style consists of high-quality pieces that can be mixed and matched for an understated look.
There’s no over-the-top drama for the minimalist Power Woman. Her style, though subtle, maybe the hardest to pull off. Her clean and classic look comprises a silver-grey pencil skirt paired with a black long-sleeved blouse and a grey blazer. She won’t forget to accessorize with some uber chic black heeled sandals.
The Pragmatic Boss
She’s a hustler and dons multiple hats at work as well as home. Her style? Practical, yet stylish.
The pragmatic girlboss knows how to mix comfort and fashion in equal measure. Her look features a power coat in a chic checkered pattern , gorgeous blush dress pants for a romantic yet functional look at the same time and a neutral cream blouse. She styles it with beige pumps and she’s unstoppable!
The Classy, French-Inspired Boss
She doesn’t confuse power dressing with masculine pieces and refuses to tone down her femininity. Her edgy business look is feminine and bold with colourful details!
She’s all about confidence and standing out from the crowd. She will probably go for a white button-down and a brown pleated skirt. Adding a pop of colour to her accessories to keep it stylish is her mantra and she will probably go for a bright red crossbody bag and turn heads for all the right reasons!
These all-in-one looks can be easily styled on various occasions and not just to dress up for International Women’s Day. Whether you’re headed to a meeting at your office or just want to flaunt your feminine power, power dressing can give you the much-needed boost. Here’s your chance to celebrate with our amazing girlboss looks! It’s time to get shopping, Power Woman!
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