Casual power dressing! How did we even get here! Well, maybe it is to do with the fact that you can and should feel powerful in all styles or that I just felt like it.
As a teenager into my college years, I was actively involved in theatres and filmmaking. I always took that the biggest influence something could create on my character was the costume I wore. It wasn’t just a piece of cloth for me, but the skin of the character. It was just a fun process for me to get back into the work zone. However, I soon understood that this wasn’t just with my character costumes but also with my regular clothes.
This is what the ideologies of ERTSY are based upon, too!
Several studies published in later years caught my eye and made me believe that I was not the only one who felt that my style could affect my mood. Scientists call this phenomenon “enclothed cognition”, and Adam Hajo and Adam D. Galinsky, both professors at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, write in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, write that enclothed cognition “involves the co-occurrence of two independent factors — the symbolic meaning of the clothes and the physical experience of wearing them.” ((huffpost))
We always associate power dressing to the corporate styles and business dressing, which is all true but a little receding. I think that if we do know one thing that can certainly enhance our self-confidence then power or confidence should be imbibed in all the clothing. This is why I’ve created this list on 5 style pointers of casual power dressing.
And, I may have used just one style from the huge catalog of casual styling, it definitely is just an example and not an outlier. Moving on, you can create various casual outfit ensembles using the same style tips as below.
At ertsy, style is all about embracing yourself with utmost confidence, after all.
1. Go for the fashion, not for the trend:
When you dress for power, doesn’t matter what style, always go for the longevity of the statement. If fashion is a trend that stayed long enough, go for the long-term fashion choices rather than short term trend picks.
2. Adapt to the comfort
You’ll always feel most confident when you’re at your most comfortable. The ease to move around and just be is what the casual styles are meant for, so use them the same way but just up your game.
3. A powerful low maintenance makeup is always a good idea
I am usually the one who goes for minimalist, delicate makeup, but since I’ve tried the powerful low maintenance makeup, I can’t look elsewhere. With casual style, your clothes may be less of your armor but makeup will always keep you at your prime. So, fill those brows and get a strong shade of lip color with that light contour.
4. Befriend colors
Red is the color of power. No matter what age you’re in. Similar are statements for other colors. So, think about the exact statement you want to go for in your outfit and create it leveraging on colors.
5. Put yourself first
You wear clothes, the clothes don’t wear you. So, always dress to put yourself first. Go with your gut and understanding that works for another person may not work for you. It is all right. You just need to find something that speaks to you and of you.
So, that’s all in my list of the style pointers for casual power dressing. If you could think of any more, go ahead and write about them in the comment section below. Always remember, confidence is the key to looking and meaning business, irrespective of what style you go for.
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