Dressing like a professional woman

To be a professional woman today, you need two things: confidence and drive. While you stand for only the best of the best and will do what it takes to be a professional, there are items in your wardrobe that are a must and will help you look your best and feel your best. Confidence is key here.

The suit
While some girls find this intimidating, fret no more. The only thing you should be fretting over is whether you prefer a pantsuit or a skirt suit. This is the first look for a professional career and will take you far in the business world. Minimal makeup, a simple pair of comfortable black heels and a bun are the ideal complements for this outfit on interview day.

The not-so-mundane Monday blouse
Often, girls look to peplum shirts as a saving grace for the median between business and classy. Peplum shirts are great for comfort and they maximize the physique, emphasizing the curves of the individual and providing comfort throughout the workday. A peplum top to a boss is like a pen to paper: they go hand in hand.

The little black dress
Careful here, ladies. While this is a must-have on the list of how to dress like a professional, there is a length rule that must be abided by. While we all were not a fan of the finger-length rule in middle school, in the business world, this rule is a saving grace. While before we might have felt restricted by the length of our skirt in the hallways, now we may feel empowered by the pencil skirt length we parade in around the office. By allowing more length to the dress or skirt you are wearing, you are able to partner your outfit with a pump that not only adds inches to your height but adds respect to your outfit. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a little black dress, just remember simplicity is key here.

Never underestimate the importance of matching underclothes
The power of matching your bra and underwear is a real phenomenon. Having the same pattern or color bra and underwear allows you to focus and follow through with more tasks, according to a study done at Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri. So ladies, why not put on the extra pair of wings and guide your way to a great day in the office with matching undies?

The bag
It’s important to have a confident display of your belongings when entering a board room or business luncheon, and the main key to choosing the right professional bag is structure. It’s common to wear a purse or backpack on the college campus. While there’s nothing wrong with that, start thinking into the future and seeing structure and confidence.
You are your first impression, which includes by your outfit of choice and the content of your interview. When you look your best, you feel your best and are able to perform to the best of your ability.

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