7 Style Tips That Will Make You More Confident in Your Career

Having confidence in life is a complicated, delicate thing that's dependent on many factors. If you think about it, a large majority of our lives are spent at work, so confidence in one's career is, understandably, of the utmost importance. There's plenty that's beyond our control when it comes to our careers, but something that we have complete control over is how we present ourselves, and that can have a huge impact on our confidence at work (and in life).

The number one way to build confidence in your career is to stay true to your personal style, but there are also things that you can add to your wardrobe and style rules to follow when you need that extra confidence boost. So, scroll on to see how it's done (via seven particularly stylish members of the fashion crowd) and shop the confidence-boosting pieces you'll need.


Find the best "boring" black blazer money can buy.
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Your heart may tell you to buy the brightly colored or fun plaid blazer, but the basic black blazer is the one you'll want to wear whenever you have an important meeting or interview—or just don't know what to wear on any particular day.

Shop Black Blazers


Wear tailored trousers instead of jeans.
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Jeans are great. We love jeans. But if you want to look like your most professional self, wear trousers instead.


Find a work bag that makes you feel like a boss.
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A work bag that holds all of your stuff and looks polished while it's at it will go a long way in tying your look together.


Wear red.
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Red is a proven confidence booster, so pile it on.

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Invest in a great pair of heels.
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Although you may not always be able to see the difference between cheap heels and luxury ones, you can certainly feel it. Do yourself a favor and save up for a great pair that you'll wear to work on a weekly basis.

Shop Investment-Worthy Heels


Find your uniform.
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Uniform dressing isn't for everyone, but if you have a go-to outfit for those days when you "have nothing to wear," you can focus your attention on other aspects of your career instead of worrying about your outfit.

Shop a Great Uniform


Discover your go-to brands.
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Some brands just do work-appropriate clothes really well. Find the ones that suit your body and your budget the best, and stick to them.

Shop Pieces From Go-To Brands

Next up: nine items powerful women never wear to work.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.