7 Sophisticated Ways to Power Dress Without Wearing a Suit
Whether you're trying to land a new job, get that long-awaited promotion, or just command more respect in the workplace, it's officially time to rethink your workplace wardrobe. Don't get us wrong, there are *plenty* of sleek two-piece options out there, but we're all for stylishly setting yourself apart in 2018 — especially when it comes to rocking a nine-to- five. Ahead you'll find some inspiring and very creative, non-suit ways to power dress for professional success.
Professional Pinstripes: If you love the one-piece trend then you may want to give them an upgrade for your office. Ditch non-playful pants in favor of an overall or jumpsuit and then pep it up with bright colors and interesting textures like these shiny boots and breezy top. (Photo via Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
High-Waisted Details: If this stunner doesn't say "most chill CEO," we don't know what does. Even if your career is just kicking off, you're sure to command every room in an outfit that's this imaginative. Just find the right graphic tee, strappy sandals, and a high-waisted tie-skirt that doesn't skimp on the femme details for the win. (Photo via Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
Shine On: Who says suits can't be faux leather? Not us. This moto-ready ensemble is just the right amount of edge without losing that key professional look. Set yourself apart in all-black everything outfit of shiny staples that are anything but boring. (Photo via Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
Bombs Away: Keep it business casual (without sacrificing your personality) in cigarette trousers, block heels, and a don't-mess bomber jacket. Extra points for bold clutches and show-stopping sunnies. (Photo via Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
Pretty in Plaid: By far one of the best trends of 2018, plaid is made for powerful women. Elevate the simple button-down shirtdress by layering it with an unusual skirt and statement heels like these crimson killers. (Photo via Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
Peach Perfect: Pair cream kicks, a peach dress, and some pink specs with a belted denim blazer to master that passionately profesh lewk. (Photo via Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
Gingham Gal: As it turns out, gingham can be as businesslike as it is beachy. This professional pencil skirt pairs impeccably with an oversized summer sweater (those shoulder patches, tho), flashy green pumps, and a sleek purse. (Photo via Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
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