How do modern women dress in order to convey authority and competence at work? You can spend a lot of time and money shopping and still not get it right, and who wants to do that? So how can you know what’s worth investing in and what’s not? Is there a formula for this? Edith Head once said: “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” In celebration of International Women’s Day this March 8, fashion curator Suhina Kohli Bahl shared 8 tips and tricks on how to dress like a true #GirlBoss. “We are now at a glorious time when women can be who they want to be. We decide and control what we speak and dream about. It’s really a special moment to celebrate womanhood.”
KNOW YOUR BODY TYPE AND EMBRACE IT
To be able to dress well, you must know your body properly and you must allow yourself to embrace it completely. Knowing this will help you choose the right silhouettes perfect for your body to highlight your finest assets.
INVEST IN ESSENTIAL PIECES
You must know by now that undergarments can make or break your look. Do not compromise by wearing an ill-fitting inner garment under an otherwise fabulous outfit.
MAINTAIN YOUR GROOMING
If you think how you style your hair, how you wear your makeup or how you polish your nails is irrelevant and unnecessary to dressing well, think again. It’s just as important as finding the right shoe that matches your outfit.
FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND STICK WITH IT
Following trends occasionally adds a little fun and quirkiness to your own style. But understanding and sticking to your personal style will elevate your image and take you to the next level.
Gone are the days when suits are only associated with men. In today’s modern age of fashion, every #GirlBoss needs a well-tailored suit in at least 3 different colors.
BE A RULE-BREAKER
The first rule about fashion is that there are no rules in fashion. But a true #GirlBoss knows how to appropriately dress for every occasion. Slip-on on the beach, yes. Tank top and jeans in the office, no.
WHEN IN DOUBT…
Wear red lipstick! There’s just something about red lips that suggests authority and power. Find the shade that best compliments your skin tone and you’re good to go.
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Now that you’ve mastered your body and found your personal style, the last thing you need to do is to add a little attitude. Remember: how you carry yourself is how you will be remembered. You wear the clothes, not the other way around.