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7 Essential Power Dressing Tips by Tiana Von Johnson
When you walk into a room of potential investors, what do you wish to communicate without saying a word? Don’t ever be fooled; there is a powerful connection between how true leaders are perceived and the way they are dressed. A BOSS can have the clearest of visions for a business, but if your attire is off the message gets lost. On the battlefield to success, make sure you’re armed with an effective “closet game,” and learn how to use it. I’ve discovered the secrets of how to convey confidence, and exude dominance by wearing all the right clothing. Dress well daily; be the envy of your competition and showcase a winning BOSS style.
Now. It’s OK to be inspired by famous females. They are in the limelight all the time and it’s their job to look good whether they’re in front of the camera or on the red carpet. Do you have edge? Maybe you can rock it out like Rihanna. Or are you more of a classic beauty like Halle Berry? See what she’s wearing these days. Taking a cue from other ladies with similar body types is also beneficial. Curvy like Kim Kardashian? Take a look at what her store DASH is selling online. Tall like Tyra? Then tune into her talk show for some fierce outfit ideas.
Power Dressing Tips
*Dress for Your Audience. Invest in the right garments for all occasions, from power business suits in the boardroom, to more casual yet sophisticated dresses for the long list of social engagements you’ll be attending.
*Know Power Can Be Pretty.Revolutionize the concept of power dressing. Abandon the idea that clothes in a business setting should conceal your femininity, downplay your individuality, or function as a uniform of the corporate ideal. Spice up your dresses with accessories, step out with bold patterns and bright splashes of color. Don’t be afraid to show off your curves, in a smart and tasteful way.
*Master All the Moving Parts.Marry the attributes of successful dress to produce the perfect look. Your clothes need to be a part of you. In other words, let your wardrobe be the splash of paint on the canvas of your body. Choose your colors that flatter your skin tone, and styles that complement your strengths and camouflage your weaknesses.
*Remember Knowledge Is Power. Observe the ways the captains in your industry dress. You can only break the style rules when you know them. Hire a professional stylist to do the legwork for you when your schedule picks up and time is not permitting.
*Let Your Style Distinguish You. The image you present to the world can separate you from others on the scene if you are purposeful and selective with the style choices that you make. Look to stand out by being brave and different.
*Balance. The world is your oyster and there will be an endless amount of of fashion choices. Always remember that a truly well dressed BOSS allows herself to be seen before her clothes are.
*Focus on Mind, Body and Soul. The clothes that you wear are not the only component to your overall appearance. Do things that will stimulate your mind outside of the usual business duties. Pamper your body by eating healthy, exercising often, and staying impeccably well groomed. Get massage often to work out the stress that builds from sitting in the top seat. Feed your soul with substance. Yoga, meditation and prayer can be invaluable in helping you stay grounded.
Being a BOSS is a lifestyle. The image that you present is an extension of your business and a huge part of your lifestyle. Allow your clothes to make a statement that screams “chief” and “chic” each and every time.
Tiana Von Johnson
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