Dressing Like A Leader

Hillary Clinton may not have won the U.S. presidency, but her career in politics is etched in history. Her years of public service includes positions as First Lady, New York senator, Democratic presidential candidate, Secretary of State and the first woman to win the nomination for president of the United States. Politics aside, when it comes to Hillary and women leaders, business can be a minefield of personal image challenges. Like it or not, the fact is, as a professional woman, wearing inappropriate attire can undermine your authority. In a world of power dressing, it is about being instantly recognisable, so for Hillary it was the pantsuit.

A huge part of being a leader of a nation, a company or a movement, is dressing the part. So, if you want to be treated like a leader, then dress like one. Here are few tips:

Wear clothing that makes you feel powerful. Your outfit alters how you approach and interact with the world.

Dress your age. Wear clothes that fit you well. Always consider—your body type, your age and your lifestyle.

Think classy colors such as royal blue, ruby red, magenta, or deep emerald green. All shades of red, preferably a blue-red, and black convey leadership and power.

Pay special attention to the details of your personal style – embodying your authentic brand sends a powerful statement and commands respect.

Add small touches of style to a comfortable and pragmatic work wardrobe. Bold accessories make a woman look successful and worldly. Stay away from jewelry that is too flashy or looking cheap.

Photo: Norman Jean Roy/Glamour Magazine

By Barbora

Slovakia-born, Toronto-dwelling fashion lover. A fashion consultant, freelance writer, red carpet reporter and the creator behind ChiChi.