Fashion for the old school boss lady typically means boring, conservative style filled with simple blazers, pant suits, straight skirts and collar shirts. Being stylish is not one of her goals as she’s usually swamped with work and couldn’t be bothered trying to impress. She’s convinced herself that the fashion-forward alter ego is supposed to be repressed in the office setting and you can’t blame her; that’s what she’s been made to believe.
But the new cosmopolitan boss chic is not cut out for that boring style-life. She wants to come alive and exude confidence and poise in any outfit she wears. After all, she is surrounded with evolving fashion trends and as a professional risk taker, why should she be left out of the roller-coaster?
Her style is far from the 90s’ episcopal-looking, monochrome-ish, boring style of her predecessors because she understands the power that lies in looking good, so she takes her style game very seriously. The new boss lady knows that as a professional, she doesn’t have to break fashion rules to stand out but instead knows just which fashion pieces she needs to add to her wardrobe to spice up her look. She’s got not just brain and beauty, she’s got style as one of her accolades.
You may have already met her but if not, here’s a corporate lookbook that shows what the new boss lady looks like. We’ll tell you how to look just like her.
Think ‘A little drama’
Agatha of Ironyofashi fashion blog tops her monochrome look with a super stylish sleeveless bBlazer.
Add a Touch of ‘Eclectic’ to Your Formal Style
Style Blogger, Aderonke’s blush pink suit is an eclectic departure from the usual suit colours.
Use Vibrant Colours to Pop the Look When Layering
To pop her look, fashion blogger Agatha uses vibrant coloured camisoles when layering.
Create Unconventional Looks
Folake of Style Pantry‘s unconventional suiting is a fresh breath for suit styles.
Create a Fun Persona with Your Look
TV Host, Zainab Balogun wore this fun fringe skirt to host the WIMBIZ Annual Conference. She paired it with a with basic white shirt and still pulled off the boss lady look without looking cliche.
Ready to celebrate the boss chic in you? Tell us which look is your favourite for a start.
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