If you work in a corporate setup, power dressing is an art you need to master. Power dressing can shape your personality and dictate how you are perceived at work. The perfect blend of shades, cuts and styling can give you the attitude and confidence necessary to conquer the world.

Dressing well not only lends your personality a magnetic quality, but it also helps you impress your colleagues and clients effortlessly, without trying too hard. Several people believe that quality dressing can burn a deep hole in their pockets, but they couldn’t be more wrong. You don’t have to invest in expensive brands to get power dressing right. You can inspire those around you by choosing simple and elegant looks that best complement who you are.

  • Don’t be afraid to mix prints. Make 2017 your year by mastering the office-appropriate patter mix. Stripes are always a safe bet and it is difficult to go wrong with them. But if you want to shake things up, throw together two completely unique prints. However, stick to the same colour palette because too much experimentation won’t do you any good.

  • Ditch the plain old trousers. A simple pants-and-shirt combination is now pass√©. Invest in a pair of trousers with interesting detailing and unconventional silhouettes to make power dressing a breeze. A cascading waist detail or an off-beat cut can do the trick easily.

Power dressing is not just about what you wear, it’s about having the right attitude as well

  • Brightening up your work wardrobe will make you stand a little taller so you shouldn’t be afraid to throw on some colour. If a bold hue is what you have in mind, make sure to keep the silhouette simple. Don’t just rely on bright shirts to add the magical touch. Knitted dresses and mid-length skirts in vibrant hues will make a better statement than colourful shirts.
  • Neck scarves can do more to elevate your style statement at work than any other piece of accessory. Use a silk neck scarf to give your formal wear a fashionable edge. Tie it stylishly around your neck to lend your outfit the much-needed oomph.

Power dressing is not just about what you wear, it’s about having the right attitude as well. Stand tall and wear your confidence along with your snazzy suit and you’ll see the difference in how you are perceived by those around you.

Jacket: Promod | T-shirt: Zara | Jeans: Levis

Photos: Isha Talmale