The right outfit has the power to make you feel a certain way. Whether you decide you entire week’s worth of looks on Sunday night or instinctively grab your outfit on Monday morning, we all have our go-to outfit recipes on hand. “What outfit recipe makes you feel most powerful?” We quizzed five LT staffers this past week. For some, it’s a ladylike blouse, for others there’s nothing better than leggings paired with a tank. Read on for five looks that we swear by in the office, feel free to add some to your closet!
“As a fashion lover, I can’t help experimenting with outfits to bring out my different personalities. However, there is one particular combo that makes me feel like I can take over the world. With a curvy body, I love wearing high-waisted wide leg trousers. They make me feel in control and show off my best attributes. Pair that with a button-up that you can easily knot on the side and voila! Finish off the look with some platform shoes and you are ready to walk out the door and take on the day.
PS: Add a touch of hot pink to this mix and the sky is the limit!”
“I feel most powerful in an outfit that stands out. My go-to recipe is a structured statement moto jacket paired with minimal bottoms, say black skinny jeans. Overall, I love flashy clothing items, anything metallic, bright or in a bold print. This is the mantra I swear by: if you look good, you feel powerful!”
“Skinny ankle dress pants with a blouse that is crafted in a light and delicate material (probably sheer) is the outfit recipe I swear by. According to me, finishing touches are just as important (if not more). My power is almost always completed by black or nude high heels with closed pointy toe, a red manicure, eye glasses, gold accessories (only stud earrings and a watch), light, natural makeup and my hair half up/half down.”
“Anything that makes me look like a modern day version of Scary Spice is a powerful outfit in my eyes! Think leggings + tank. I have to sneak in an up-to-date 90s staple, the choker. Finish the look with some platform boots and you can’t go wrong.”
“I feel most powerful when I’m wearing something timeless with a hint of something trendy (most likely with a very low and walkable heel). I love solid colors and bold prints. If it’s girly, I will try it on. When I’m not buying new clothes, I’m rummaging through all your grandma’s vintage outfits from the 50s and 60s.”