Whether they’re headed to a first date, a big meeting, or an interview you just landed, there is one key rule all successful women follow: Portray confidence. After all, there is nothing more powerful or magnetic than a woman who exudes aplomb. And one of the easiest places to start is to feel good about what you’re wearing.
Interested to find out the outfits that stylish and successful women swear by, we asked four fashion industry insiders to share the looks they wear when they want to feel confident. Between L.A. blogger and street style star Chriselle Lim, Revolve Chief Brand Officer Raissa Gerona, stylist Jessica de Ruiter, and Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings, they’ve shared cool looks worth replicating. The most important thing we learned? Each of their outfits reflects their signature, personal style—one of the key takeaways for finding self-confidence when it comes to how you dress.
Keep reading to find out how these stylish women portray confidence and to shop their go-to outfits.
“I love a good power look, so a pair of high-waisted wide-leg pants with a more casual tee. It’s effortless yet sophisticated and pulled together at the same time. I also love oversize menswear blazers with some strong shoulders paired with a pair of denim or high-waisted shorts.” — Chriselle Lim, blogger, The Chriselle Factor
A white tee is without a doubt the most versatile piece in our closet.
The trim detail adds a pop of color.
These patent leather mules are a timeless purchase.
White sunnies are having their moment this summer.
A pair of statement hoops complements any outfit.
“I think it’s all about finding which silhouette makes you feel most comfortable in your body. For me, since I’m more pear shaped, I love structured trousers on bottom and then a formfitting top. Add some strong accessories, including comfortable heels, and you’re golden.” — Kat Collings, editor in chief, Who What Wear
A bodysuit is a surefire way to keep your outfit tailored.
One hundred percent appropriate for the office.
Make a statement with your shoes.
L.A. girls are all carrying earth-tone bags this summer.
“Whether I’m in jeans and a bodysuit or a miniskirt and a T-shirt, I always need to have a good pair of shoes and vintage accessories—usually a belt or insane earrings. I LOVE vintage and have a pretty good collection, so I always make sure to add it into an outfit so it feels even more special.” — Raissa Gerona, co-founder, Alliance Apparel; chief brand officer, Revolve
This black bodysuit is the ultimate layering piece.
There’s a reason most women choose to wear high-waisted jeans—they’re universally flattering.
Statement shoes are key to feeling confident.
“I believe that in order to present the best version of yourself, one must dress in a way that feels authentic and true to your personal style no matter what that is. My go-to outfit for when I want to feel confident is a classic T-shirt, slim cropped trousers, a pair of flats (usually loafers, lace-up oxfords, or pointed flats) and my personal yellow-gold jewelry. Sometimes I will add a timeless crewneck or V-neck knit sweater or a structured black jacket over my shoulders. I always feel my best self when I have an element of masculine/feminine dressing in my look for the day.” — Jessica de Ruiter, stylist
Tuck an oversize tee into well-fitted trousers and loafers.
A flattering blazer is a necessity for any woman’s closet.
Wear these pants with a matching blazer or a graphic tee.
Every fashion girl has Gucci loafers on the top of her must-have list.
A classic watch is a mature accessory sure to pull your outfit together.
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