Feeling presidential? How to dress like a boss

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Happy President’s Day! Whether you’re happy or not about who’s running the Oval Office, we can all be inspired on this holiday to be better leaders. And part of being a good leader is looking the part. Here are a few cues for dressing like a girl boss this year:


It’s all about the blazer. Invest in a good one in a neutral shade like navy or gray, and you can wear it with button-ups for a professional look or graphic tees and plaid pullovers for a more casual take that still looks sophisticated.

Blazers are available in lots of fabrics, and we recommend velvet for winter, linen for springtime, and cotton or polyester for any season. When choosing a blazer, make sure to try it on and button it up. When it’s buttoned, it should fit through the waist and chest, and if it doesn’t, consider having it tailored. A well-fitting blazer is one of those staple wardrobe pieces you can wear forever.

Try a pencil skirt. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Pencil skirts just make a woman’s body look good. Solid shades (like this one available in our shop) are obviously the most versatile, but add a little edge to your ensemble by pairing a bright colored skirt with a neutral blazer. Or for a trendier look, wear a patterned skirt instead; plaid is a timeless option, but florals show you’re up to date on today’s trends.


Don’t forget the heel. Celebrate your womanhood with a shoe that only a woman can wear. You’ve got options when it comes to heels, but for a presidential look, a stiletto is a safe choice. Gone are the days of matching shirts and shoes, so score a fashion-forward look by pairing a bright shade with a more subdued outfit. On the other hand, if you’re going to invest in a good pair of sky-high heels, cognac-colored leather looks legit with any color scheme, and you can’t ever go wrong with classic black.

For a younger look, try a chunky or stacked heel. Not only are they easier to walk in, but they’re a nice update if you’re tired of the same old skinny heel.

Now go forth and conquer! When you look the part, there’s no stopping you, kid.

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