Power dressing – how to boss up your wardrobe
Whether we like it or not, our clothing is our business card. It can work wonders. A dressing style impacts on our behavior and the way we are perceived – especially in the business. It’s worth dressing with the intention and feeling the power that our clothes bring to us. It’s worth learning their language and thus communicating to the world who we are.
What is power dressing? It can be defined as a conscious image building. The idea of power dressing is understood as a way of dressing, used to emphasize a position – especially in business and politics. I think that nowadays it goes much further. The power is manifested by both, women’s and men’s garments. Here are six rules that in my opinion are important for us to look and feel good.
Rule #1 Occasion
Remember to always dress according to the occasion. This is the main determinant of good taste and elegance. We should always take into account what outfits our professional position requires of us, what are the places we visit most often and how our activity usually looks like. It truly simplifies our wardrobe. It’s good to have a flagship piece – something that can be worn on many occasions and which gives us always an impeccable look.
Rule #2 Comfort
Do you have to suffer to be beautiful? Well, no. To be beautiful, you need to feel comfortable. There is nothing worse than an irritating outfit that we still have to control. As women, we often stand for appearance rather than for comfort. Meanwhile, to feel comfortable all you need is awareness of your body and a bit of criticism about an item you want to buy. If you don’t feel comfortable already in the changing room, after returning home, nothing will change. When we are cozy, we don’t think about our clothing. And when we don’t think about the clothing, our behavior is more natural and elegant.
Rule #3 Quality
The quality of the attire is very important and although it’s usually associated with a high price, it’s not the case. Of course, there are more luxurious materials, such as high-quality wool or silk, which are worth investing in from time to time. However, by quality I mean the fabric finishing and the method of sewing (straight seams, no protruding threads, and well-sewn buttons). That’s the thing that determines the durability of our clothes. The thing of good quality also ages well – it becomes more comfortable, nicer to the touch and suited to our body. This applies in particular to leather shoes and bags.
Rule #4 Classic
Classic is king. We should choose clothes in colors and styles that are timeless and therefore universal. The simpler the form, the better. Classic doesn’t always have to be very elegant or rigorous. Good jeans are a great example. To dress classically, inspire yourself by fashion history and then add the modern style to the things that suit you best.
Rule #5 Body
The truth is that we usually have a fairly critical attitude to our bodies. Not all of its parts are our favorites. Although hard to believe, being aware of this helps us dress better. It’s worth using the power of our clothes and playing with proportions to reveal what we like and cover what we don’t like. Brief, with the little help of our clothes, we can emphasize our strengths and mask the imperfections.
Rule #6 Constancy
It’s constancy that creates a style. It’s characteristic not for trends but our taste and sense of aesthetics. What is important in the context of style is to develop some habits and maintain consistency. It’s worth creating a daily dress code which could be some kind of uniform. It means that by choosing the same types of clothes, we create and build our style. There are no worse or better choices here. They are only our own. This way of looking at style can become our attribute. Sometimes, creating style lasts for years, evolves. It’s worth grinding it like a diamond and enjoying it. Hence, fashion is a kind of art.