I’m not talking about Corner Office Suits™ (necessarily) or even Wonder Woman’s cuffs. It might not be your prettiest dress, or even that outfit that flatters you like crazy and always garners compliments. But when you slip it on, you know instantly: You Freaking Rule The World. That clothing which channels and expresses the strongest, most confident and *truest*, “world-is-my-oyster-don’t-rain-on-my-parade” part of you is what I’m talking about.
Metscan posted earlier this week about a new pair of boots, and when she said “the minute I pulled them on, I felt like giving the whole world a kick!” I recognized that feeling in a heartbeat.
Boots are one of my “power” items. On one of the last days of the Nordstrom anniversary sale, I picked up these Paul Green boots in graphite (and crossed off my list an item I’ve been looking for forEVer – grey ankle boots).
(I must give props to Karen, who brought to my attention.)
Clothing that *moves* is also high on my list of power pieces, which is one of the reasons why I love Eileen Fisher. I knew this sweater was Just Right the minute I slipped it on.
And jeans of course. When I’m wearing jeans, I feel ready for anything.
Taking advantage of some cooler weather this week, I wore the boots, the sweater, my favorite jeans, and my Hermès cuff, and felt like Superwoman all day long. (A mix of feminine and masculine elements also is part of that powerful alchemy pour moi.)
Power clothing puts a spring in our step and a take-no-prisoners gleam in our eye. It’s an antidote to a lousy week (or month, or year) and a talisman when we need an extra bit of strength and resolve. We all should have a few of those items in our repertoire. And we should wear them more often!
What are your elements of Power Dressing? Do you wear them as often as you’d like?
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