Powerful women never leave anything done including their style and grooming, from your Bank MD boss or the ED at your oil company. Thus, here are six style rules that guide powerful women.
Powerful women understand that investing in your appearance and sending a powerful message go hand in hand. It doesn’t mean you to become a runway model in the office. However, great aesthetics can influence power and help win over your boss, coworkers and clients.
Here are 6 fashion rules powerful women know and live by:
Powerful women are always effortlessly groomed, however they don’t burden themselves with excessive beauty rituals. When you have 7am board meetings, you can’t afford to primp and prep for long, so prioritizing tasks and creating efficient habits around your grooming rituals is key. Try choosing functional hairstyles and low-maintenance nails and always look well put-together. Pay attention to healthy skin, neat hair, and good oral hygiene as well.
2. Figure out your personal style:
What do Michelle Obama, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala and Toyin Saraki have in common? Signature style. No matter what you do, finding out your go-to look helps you stand out positively. Every high-ranking women has a signature look. This notable, predictable visual identity speaks to consistency and an understanding of self.
3. Master your makeup:
Studies show that wearing makeup sends strong messages about credibility and health. Natural makeup is highly suitable. Avoid overly dramatic looks at the office. Keep a lipstick or gloss handy and apply it in the morning and after lunch to brighten your face and add a pop of color. Be sure to check for lipstick on your teeth or under-eye smudges before heading into a meeting.
4. Be Aware of Your Body:
Every powerful professional requires determination, motivation and discipline. You need three tips to keep your body feeling good. Keep fit with physical exercise for heightened intelligence and memory and mental health. Powerful women have mastered what looks good on them and are at peace their body types. They work with it, not against it. Wear well-fitting clothes that accentuate your features.
5. Quality is key:
Successful women are wise spenders. This means buying clothes wisely. They only go for pieces that last. Pay attention to the quality of the fabric and inspect the small details. A minimalist leather bag, and some great pairs of leather shoes for work, in classic colors and styles should serve you for years to come. Also make sure to care for them properly.
6. Accessorize like a boss:
Accessories can either make or break an outfit in the easiest way. Accessories are attention grabbers, so they work for playing up assets. For example, Christine Lagarde, the current managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), often starts with a slim, tailored suit and then matches it with striking, feminine scarves, softening her look and exuding absolute sophistication. You can also consider necklaces or bracelets, or try a few pairs of bold glasses.
Try these simple tips and watch your confidence peak, with the level of attention you command.