MAPLE LEOPARD: 2015: 8 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015: 8 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP








Images : Polyvore


Everyone's different tastes will dictate what wardrobe pieces are essential for your leadership style. There is no right or wrong list, but thought I would share my favorite go to pieces that keep me feeling confident as a woman who wants to lead and inspire.


1)Black blazer                                                                    
2) Black pumps
3) Trench coat in neutral color
4) A pair of jeans
5) Pencil Skirt
6) Casual/dress black pants
7) White button down shirt in cotton with long sleeve
8) Black dress


Every lady's wardrobe contents are different.  Each one tells a story of who you are and is an expression of  personal style.  However when it comes to expressing yourself as a polished leader, there are certain staple pieces that should be taking up residence in your most adored room: your closet.(It's  definitely mine anyway!)

There used to be a time when  professionals were expected to put on a suit or very dressy attire for each day.  Everything has changed, today there are so many different perceptions of formal and business casual.  Tuning into the environment you are dressing for is crucial, otherwise you might appear underdressed, sloppy, or overdressed.

Many business professionals travel frequently, so having the right wardrobe choices available takes away some of the stress involved with getting from A to B.  When on travel, choose one dominant color.  To add a little pizazz and personality to your business dress, you can accessorize with brighter hues.  A statement necklace, scarf, and the right makeup can also liven up your look without looking too out of place.

Of course always being neat and presentable goes a long way. One of my favorite style experts, Lawrence Zarian quotes in his book 10 Commandments For the Perfect Wardrobe -"Wrinkled clothes portray the image of "I don't care or I don't know what I'm doing. It's dressing and acting like every day is a gift, that will make you stand out as a strong leader."

22 comments:

  1. great post, I've just got an internship for summer and I'm so unsure what to wear so this is really helpful! would love if you could check out my fashion blog? :)

    Istylethereforeiiwear

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  2. Thanks you so much Louise for the kind compliment...I would love to check out your fashion blog, that has been the greatest part of my blogging experience, connecting with new people all over the world that share my passion! Best of luck to you!

    Valerie :))

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  3. Wow loving that charcoal marle blazer in the second mood board. Perfect outfit hun!

    Thanks for sharing this. Would love if you could stop by CH1K.com as I have recently relaunched and am currently running a Daniel Wellington Giveaway!

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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  4. Thank you so much Helen for stopping by! I would love to check out your site! Best of luck with the relaunch..awesome!
    Valerie :)

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  5. Dope collection. Very strong too.
    So glad you also used the lady heels (second picture) love them a lot and I don't like platforms these days.

    My blog: www.metrogypsie.org.

    Well done. Xx

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  6. Thank you Stephanie, thanks for your input and kind words! and for stopping by, I appreciate it! I will definitely check out your blog!!

    Valerie

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  7. I really need a more grown up wardrobe - thank you for the tips!

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    1. Thank you Kate, glad you stopped by!
      Valerie

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  8. These are all awesome pieces that I need to add to my wardrobe. So much has changed over the last couple of years in corporate dress codes but some are still the same.

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    1. Thank you Miranda...yes seems like dress codes in many places is more casual....I still like to dress up! Glad you stopped by!

      Valerie

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  9. A cute pencil skirt is a must for all ladies work wardrobe. A black one and then some cute patterned or colored ones!

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  10. Hi Alyssa, I love pencil skirts....yes colored ones are cute for spring!

    Valerie

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  11. Great suggestions! Foundation pieces are so important, even for more casual office environments like the one I work in, I get a ton of wear out of my trench coats, blazers, and button ups!

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    1. Thanks Jenn...yesI work in a casual type environment so that staple pieces that are comfy are crucial! Glad you stopped by, appreciate the input!

      Valerie

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  12. I love all these clean lines! Although my style is a lot more boho on a daily basis I do have my stand by professional wear hanging in the closet for interviews. Black a-lines are my favorite to rock.

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  13. Thanks Bethany!

    I am getting into Boho a lot myself..I am loving this retro 70's trend...I grew up during that time...so awesome to see it coming back around! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Beautiful picks. Heels and a pencil skirt are my office go to - they make me feel confident and put together.

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  15. Thanks Rebekah for your comments! I love pencil skirts too....so flattering on many diff body types.

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  16. I love this style and I love polyvore! Thanks for coming to From the Archives Friday and linking up!

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    1. THank you Erica, I just saw your comment....sorry so long to answer ..missed this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Crystal for stopping by and for your kind comment!

      Valerie

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