Being a boss lady doesn't come down to one outfit, i.e. the androgynous power suit (although we do love a chic suit). It's all about being confident and daring in your own skin, but being fashionably fierce while doing it also helps. As we delve deep into the age of female empowerment, it is perhaps more important than ever to dress the part and show your boldness with your clothing. Whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a stay-at-home mom, it's time to show off the boss lady inside and here are a few tips that'll do the trick.
The three P's
Posh, polished power-dressing is always trendy and chic and by that we do not mean the typical black suit. Invest in colored and patterned suits for your everyday outfit. Paired with sneakers or pumps, you can never go wrong with a power suit. If you're not a suit kind of woman, you can always throw on a shift dress topped with a breezy on-trend coat.
One shade of daring
Take a cue from the fierce Victoria Beckham and stick to one color palette for your ensembles. Create a contrast with a different shade bag or shoes and you've got yourself the ultimate girl boss ensemble.
As we enter the fall/ winter season, we notice the shift to modest, covered-up cuts and silhouettes, as well as animal prints, leather and shiny fabric. But don't fret, because designers have reinvented the, once, trashy preconception of these trends. Try a layered animal-print look à la Gigi Hadid in Max Mara, or opt for your not-so-typical leather dress as seen on the catwalk of Sonia Rykiel. You'll be runway-ready and make a statement wherever you'll go.
Fondle with fiction
While the number of influential women around us is rapidly growing in this era, fictional girl boss icons do not disappoint from a fashion-inspired stance. Behind each empowering girl boss character are the wardrobe experts, stylists, and teams of impressionists putting their heads together to create ultimate representable outfits. Don't shy away from a The Devil Wears Prada encouraged look for working and non-working girls. The movie even portrays some do's and don't's via Andy's transformation from a so-called "weakling" to a strong corporate fashion goddess. While showing an array of bright coats and pencil skirts by day, the classic date night look presented by Andy (post makeover) in a black mini dress, open coat, knee-high boots, and a statement chain is an all time go-to.
Don't be afraid to take daring choice and show your personal style, it's what boss ladies do!