“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” ~ Lady Gaga
Nowadays, women have same rights as men, that gives us an opportunity to do whatever we want with our lives. Emancipation became a crucial point in the whole history and gave women the voice they didn’t have for a very long time, making them an equally important part of a modern society as men. The #Bosslady trend is on its’ peak now, and this is just the perfect time for it, as there are so many successful business women out there and they definitely have to be celebrated and become role models for young generation. Personally, I don’t see anything bad in this trend amongst females to be career-oriented, as not all women are born to have a baby at 23, some of them want to fulfil their own ambitions first and by doing that – make this world a better and more beautiful place to live in. I can tell from my own experience – there is nothing better than having a strong and ambitious woman as your boss, especially if these ambitions and hard-work are mixed with absolutely amazing personality.
Last week I finished a book by Sophie Amoruso called #girlboss, that gave me such a boost of inspiration. Basically, the book is dedicated to Sophia’s development as a boss and the birth and progress of Nasty Gal, but it also covers many other aspects, such as motivation, personal style and importance of accepting you as you are to find your own path in this life. That book triggered me to write this post on how to rock Boss-Lady style, inspired by the most successful women around the world.
“I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.”~Whitney Houston
Sexier than woman in a suit might be only two women in the suits. It instantly gives woman a class, style and confidence, that will attract all eyes around. The suit could be an alternative to fancy dress for any occasion where dress-code says ‘Black Tie’. If you are afraid to be boring in this monochrome look – play with accessories, pick some statement jewellery pieces or make a contrast accent on your lips (like Emma Watson did in a photo below).
“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.” ~Sophia Amoruso
There is nothing quite as iconic as a classic Chanel tweed piece. The texture, weight and he whole aura around tweed clothes make this fabric perfect for #ladyboss outfit. Again, tweed was borrowed from men wardrobe, but it was redesigned to perfectly match strong and powerful woman.
Tweed originated from Scotland in the 18th century. The fabric is traditionally a coarse cloth woven from pure virgin wool in earthy colors and is very cheap. However, today in the process of making tweed pieces lots of other fabrics are used to make the whole appearance stylish and sophisticated – silks, cottons and even sequins! To achieve Chanel and Dior inspired outfit – don’t be afraid to wear several tweed pieces at once – but don’t mix too many colours at the same time. The final touch would be massive pearl necklace, as the one I have picked for you below (ALDO).
“I like pencil skirts because they hug me in all the right places.” ~Mandy Moore
No matter what your shape and size, a pencil skirt is every woman’s secret weapon. Whether you want to wow in the boardroom or in the restaurant, these wonderfully versatile styles are here to transform your wardrobe.
No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a pencil skirt, especially if this woman is #ladyboss.
I would recommend you to pick a skirt and create an outfit around it, make it the main piece of your whole look, don’t wear too many details, let you pencil skirt do the whole job. If it’s a sequinned skirt (as the one that is shown below), wear simple top (could be striped one, or just plain black or white) and some sleek pumps and nice and simple jewellery.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
The golden rule ‘Less is more’ is perfectly suitable for this case. Wearing mono-colour outfit is a true art, as you need to be even more careful when selecting and mixing textures and shades of the pieces. However, when you’ve done everything right – it looks absolutely stunning and sophisticated. As an example, I decided to create a set of white pieces for you, just to show on a real example how it looks like (taking my inspiration from Victoria Beckham, who is the real Queen of mono-outfits). Moreover, you don’t need to invest a fortune into this outfit, as you can see I picked really affordable base for it and it could be even more cheaper, it just all depends on the quality and texture.
I hope that you enjoyed this article on how to rock #bosslady style. Comment if you have any other suggestions for further Style Advice posts 🙂