Women are becoming more original, more inclined to adapt their wardrobes to their lifestyles. Whether you’re a businesswoman, political leader, or public figure, you might be aiming for both appealing and powerful, strong but not overbearing, confident but not arrogant look. Since wardrobe counts to pulling together your public persona, keep on reading for our 6 style tips for women in the spotlight.
- Go for balance between being attractive and powerful.
For the woman whose leadership role is a bit less stellar, but still in the spotlight, personal grooming is important to “image”. “To achieve a balance has a lot to do with the totality of clothes, grooming, and attitude. The hair has to be shiny and vibrant, the makeup flawless and the clothes should be clean, well pressed and fit perfectly,” says image consultant and wardrobe stylist Michele Oppenheimer.
- Think color.
“All shades of red, preferably a blue-red, and black convey leadership and power,” says Oppenheimer. “Avoid yellow, unless you want to look like a bird.” Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may opt for a red or black dress that look classy without looking festive that will make you look powerful and confident.
- Be fashionable but not trendy.
“Women in a leadership role should be classic and perfectly put together,” advises Oppenheimer. “Clean lines, perfect tailoring and exquisite fabric transcend time and trends.” Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may opt for a classic print blouse like a polka dots one to wear with your feminine skirt, or a pair of striped pants to add some modern vibe to your pussy bow blouse. Also, pay attention to high-quality fabrics that look classy and expensive. In short, it’s worth spending a little money on your clothes.
- Adapt to your environment.
This includes the casual chic of today’s start-ups. “If everybody wears jeans, find a pair of jeans you look good in, and make sure they fit well,” Oppenheimer suggests. “In many of these types of informal settings, jeans, tee-shirt and jacket can work very well. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may top your casual chic outfit with a classy blazer or modern coat to look more polished. Indeed, you can be casual chic and in charge without wearing a suit.
- Adapt “day-for-night” style.
You can go from office to dinner with the right moves. “You start by refreshing your makeup, put on heels instead of flats, and change other accessories such as scarves and jewelry,” says Oppenheimer. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, think of pearl necklaces that can add some glam to your corporate all-black outfit.
- Be yourself.
Remember, it’s about projecting your individuality. “It all depends on what fits best and projects an appropriate image that you will look and feel relaxed in,” says Oppenheimer. “The key is to remember that the woman wears the clothes, the clothes don’t wear the woman.” By heeding these tricks, you’ll get a bold style while still looking powerful and confident.