While hot summer days often have me reaching for dress after dress each morning; recently I’ve fallen back in love with… the pant. Although difficult for most petite women to wear well, the power of a good pant in the workplace is undeniable. When you find a fit and style that really works for your body, you feel empowered by the pant.
That feeling of empowerment allows you to not only do your job better, but to positively influence others in your environment. Fashion influences our attitude – not only at work, but in other environments we find ourselves in each day. The workplace is a key environment in which our attitude and aura really matter and affect our surroundings.
There have been multiple articles written on the history of women’s dress in the workplace. What fashion item in particular gives us a sense of power? I argue that the pant is the key piece in a wardrobe that speaks power in the workplace.
One of my favorite aspects of the pant is that it speaks power in different volumes. You can choose a classic black, navy or grey – or be bolder and louder with various prints, a solid purple or bright red. The decision is yours, and you can choose how powerful the pant makes you feel.
This fall I urge you to stow away easy flirty dresses for a week or two, and place yourself in a power piece. Take charge subtly or in a not-so-subtle way. You have access to the power if you wear the right pant.
Possess that power stance.