You've got to have style. The business arena can often be cruel and harsh, especially for ladies who are new to the game. However, there are simple ways to not only boost your confidence and build a courageous attitude that will blow the corporate world away but also add a stylish element to your business attire.
No matter what your business strengths are, and how often you face professional challenges, it’s important to create a solid foundation of your work style in order to build and protect your reputation. And what a better way to achieve that than by carefully choosing professional accessories?
Your personal library
No woman has walked into the world of business unprepared and unaware of the battles that lie ahead. However, there will be times when your challenges will require more motivation and inspiration, and there can be no greater source of valuable knowledge than a good book.
You can always return to the pages of your favourite writings for added support because your erudite mentors will always provide you with valuable knowledge when there is an urgent need to brush up on certain business skills. Every woman who has ventured into the world of entrepreneurship has a must-read list that includes books such as Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris. Moreover, your library of business essentials will look damn good in any space, whether it’s in your home or an office!
A reliable planner
Although it goes without saying that having a digital calendar is a must in this day and age, every woman on the go needs her trusty planner and a stylish Parker pen that will always be at her fingertips. Especially, in cases when your phone battery dies and you’re at a networking event making valuable acquaintances that can change the future of your career.
While you’re at it, choose the items that will resonate with your persona, colours that will invite creativity, and patterns that will inspire late nights of fresh ideas and brainstorming. For instance, my favourite agenda is a leather-bound vintage-looking notebook, while my pen is a classy navy blue, both of which attract attention wherever I go, and people keep asking me where I got them!
A powerful makeup kit
With a durable, burgundy red lipstick, a discrete scent, and a touch of mascara, there is little that can rattle you or endanger your confidence. Even when your day doesn’t involve communicating directly to your clients or competitors, it’s the little things, such as these beauty tricks, that will make your day.
Remember that it’s all about moderation and balance, so wearing a single bold colour is more efficient than mixing too many subtle shades. Spice up your beauty routine with a reliable cleanser, an occasional nourishing natural mask. Moreover, it goes without saying that you should never neglect your hair and your appearance will always reflect your confidence and resolution.
Dress to impress
Another important element of your look is, without a doubt, your work-friendly wardrobe. I know ladies who wear their sharpest dress and snazzy shoes even when they work from home instead of staying in their jammies, simply because it affects their attitude.
However, professional clothes don’t necessarily have to be dull, monochrome or without character. In fact, women have a great selection of items that are suitable for business events and daily business meetings. Add a statement necklace, a colourful scarf or a designer bag, and your look will cause a stir in any room, in the best possible way!
A priceless smile
As every successful woman knows well, no stylish clothing combination can be complete without your winning smile. What hides behind that smile and gives it value, however, is the fundamental attitude that will dazzle your potential clients and partners, and win their trust. Plus, smiling inspires happiness within you, even in times of challenges and setbacks.
That is why it’s crucial to start your every business endeavour with unshakeable faith in yourself, a positive attitude built on confidence and hard work, and most importantly, with passion and belief in your cause. All of that can be hidden in a single smile during your networking events, important meetings, or even the projects you will tackle alone.
More often than not, details such as these will empower your perseverance, and help you overcome the challenges every entrepreneur faces on a daily basis, all the while allowing you to look and feel your absolute best. Use this free online course to grow your confidence, and your career, business and life will become the epitome of success!
Thanks for Zara Lewis with High Syle Life for another great blog on our website at Empower The Dream.
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