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8 Power Pieces You Need In Your Work Wardrobe

8 Power Pieces You Need In Your Work Wardrobe

In a new piece by The Hollywood Reporter, female executives in the Hollywood talk about the evolution of power dressing. It used to be all about the power suit but now more fashionable and feminine items are considered just as powerful. “When I got to town in 1989,” says Blair  Kohan, now a fashionably dressed partner at UTA, “everybody was wearing these suits. I had one from Ann Taylor. You didn’t get Armani until you got to the top. “I see more expressiveness. Women no longer have to look tough because we are tough.” With the help of some tips from Glamour and others, we came up with a new list of power pieces you need for your work wardrobe.
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8 Fashion Staples For Your Office Summer Work Wardrobe

8 Fashion Staples For Your Office Summer Work Wardrobe

Earlier this week we discussed the items of clothing that need to be banned from Casual Fridays, especially during the summer months when people seem to lose their minds. But what about what you can wear? And can any of these things be, you know, actually fashionable? The answer is yes. After all, it was only a few weeks ago that The Wall Street Journal pronounced the “death of the power suit.”  The new power look for women includes soft color (like pink), beading, prints, patterns and very feminine tailoring (many of which are very popular looks right now)—all of which were once considered fashion sins in the workplace. This fashion movement is being sported by women at the executive level who have the confidence to embrace a more integrated and diverse look. Here are fashion staples you need in your wardrobe for his summer, especially if you are going to be retiring that power suit. More »

Poll: Do You Think The Power Suit Look For Work Is Over?

Poll: Do You Think The Power Suit Look For Work Is Over?

Earlier this week The Wall Street Journal declared that we are seeing the last days of the power suit look for women right now. Women don’t have to dress like men anymore in the workplace. Now they can wear patterns, and flowers and pink and peplum if they choose to. Christina Binkley of The Wall Street Journal wrote, “The matched crimson suit—once deemed essential for a female executive—reflected an era when women tried, often clumsily, to fit into male molds. There was also a militant element to that office apparel.” She wrote of her days at Procter & Gamble in the 1980s when she was informed by a boss that only the “secretaries” wore dresses. More »

Has The Power Suit Finally Died?

Has The Power Suit Finally Died?

 According to The Wall Street Journal, the old fashioned power suit look for professional women is over. The new power look for women includes soft color (like pink), beading, prints, patterns and very feminine tailoring—all of which were once considered fashion sins in the workplace. This fashion movement is being sported by women at the executive level who have the confidence to embrace a more integrated and diverse look. We are seeing this trend because there are just more women in these top positions and they are determining what is an appropriate look for the office. More »

Even When I Work From Home, I Dress For Success

Even When I Work From Home, I Dress For Success

That’s right, I wear power suits to work from home. Ok maybe not a power suit. A nice pair of dress pants and a sweater will do just fine.

I realize that working in your pajamas is a quintessential dream of the those toiling away in an office. I know that those of us working from home should be thrilled about sprawling out on the couch, comfortably lounging in yoga pants as we snack on popcorn or Doritos. This is the ideal, right?

Except that relaxation isn’t really conducive to my productivity.
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