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8 Styling Secrets That Will Make Your Business Wardrobe More Powerful


Fail-safe, classic suits for work are always great, but right now we urge you to try something with a bit more personality. After all, the right outfit can inspire you to be stand up taller, speak more confidently, and be more bold in your day-to-day.

So, when it comes to dressing for work in 2016, we challenge you to try something new that will make your work wardrobe more empowering. How do you start?

Keep reading to see the outfit tips that will make your business wardrobe more powerful!

SECRET 1: TRY LEATHER PANTS

Spice up your work wardrobe by swapping your black wool leggings for a pair of sleek faux leather leggings . Emmanuelle rocks the look with a pink sweater, sleek, black pumps.
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RED Valentino Leather Stretch-Paneled Leggings $1350.00 $540.00

SECRET 2: INVEST IN A CLASSIC BLACK BLAZER

Speaking of black — we love a bold black blazer and skinny ankle pants combo. Don’t forget some black pumps.
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Rag & Bone Teresa Slash Back Black Blazer ($550)

SECRET 3: DRESS IT UP WITH BLACK PUMPS

A girl can never have too many black pumps. Powerful in their simplicity, a pair of black pumps will add polish to the most casual workwear outfit. So, whether you're at the office or running between meetings, a pair of black pumps is always a chic choice that works well with everything from tailored suiting to skirts. Vince Camuto Zip Pocket Drape Front Blazer ($139) $92.90
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Nasty Gal Avenue D'Orsay Pump ($78)

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SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Fawn Patent Point-Toe Pump, Black ($350)

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ModCloth Polished Promise Heel ($39.99 )

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Paris Fashion Week September 2011, necklace

SECRET 4: WEAR STATEMENT JEWELRY

Accessories are your way of telling someone who you are without saying a word. If it’s your day to be bold, we ask that you throw on a statement necklace or earrings with your work outfit. Believe us, your coworkers will feel your confidence.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Hammered Satin Golden Collar Necklace ($215) ($51.20)

SECRET 5: DRESS IN SUITING MATERIAL

A blouse or a dress made of classic suiting fabric will make you feel strong and feminine—all at once. Wear to the office with a blazer and flats, switching to heels for dinner. You can also spin a date night dress to the office by pairing it with a long sleeve shirt underneath. Either way, blouses and tops made of suiting material will make a timeless addition to your wardrobe.
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SECRET 5: GET A DRESS WITH CLASSIC SUITING FABRIC

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Theory Trekana Patterned A-Line Dress ($345) ($165)

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SECRET 6: WEAR ANKLE BOOTS

Ankle boots are timeless. Perfect for every day, we love them styled with cropped slacks or wide leg pants.
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Acne Studios Pistol Ankle Boots ($387.32)

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Acne Studios Jensen leather ankle boots ($560)

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Alexander Wang Kori leather ankle boots ($545)

SECRET 7: EMBRACE PRINTS

If you’re looking for a go-to workwear formula, you can always rely on DVF printed wrap dress. The flattering wrap design elegantly nips in your waist. We love them style with classic pumps.
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Diane von Furstenberg Tweed-Print Tie-Waist Long-Sleeve Dress, Multicolor ($598) ($239)

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Diane von Furstenberg Tweed-Print Tie-Waist Long-Sleeve Dress, Multicolor ($598)($239)

SECRET 8: CARRY A STRUCTURED BAG

Carrying a structured bag is a great way to carry all your work necessities in a stylish, yet professional way. People respect a girl with a serious structured bag. Fact. We're loving the Reed Krakoff satchel carried by Into The Gloss Founder, Emily Weiss.
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PAris Fashion Week 2012, Balmain, Emily Weiss

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Trina Turk Shanna Top Handle Bag ($248) ($148)

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Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique Bag ($475) ($380)

What items make you feel powerful at work? Sound off below!

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