It’s no coincidence that powerful women rarely look disheveled at work. Taking care of yourself and investing in your appearance sends a positive message about who you are and how you want to be treated: “I’m in the game — I get it. Listen to me.” That doesn’t mean you need to look like a runway model in the office, nor are fashion and beauty the only ways to exude confidence. But we all perform for an audience, and sharp aesthetics can command power and help win over your boss, coworkers and clients.
Clearly qualities like a dogged work ethic and professionalism will get you far, but what you wear also has a huge impact on your success.
We also don’t usually have the budget to dress for the job we want, even though looking like a million bucks is a big deal.
Dressing in a similar style as your boss also shows that you’re looking ahead in your career and are attempting to have more executive presence, a new term defined as the “wow” factor that makes great leaders stand out.
Successful women aren’t bogged down by fashion and beauty rituals; they use them to their advantage. They’re tools in their arsenal and part of their boardroom artillery. Here are six ways power players exercise their fashion muscles in the workplace…
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