To dress for success doesn’t always mean you have to have on the most expensive outfit in the room. Dressing for success is about wearing items that flatter your shape and give you confidence to walk in a room and own it.

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It can also help to know is what trends are in and what trends are out. Not to mention, what does success look like to you? I’m sure you know this, but never throw in the towel because of how your body looks. You are beautiful in every way. Our uniqueness is what makes us killer women! Check out 5 ways you can start dressing for the success and owning your look!

Know Your Style

What is your fashion personality? The first way you can dress for success is to have a clear understanding of what your style is. Everyone has their own fashion personality. Your style defines you and because it’s a representation of you, it’s best for you to look it.

If you don’t know what your style is, that’s okay! Have fun and play around with different styles until you find what works for you. The number one tip for dressing for success is to have fun! Read 10 Style Advice Tips Every Woman Should Follow to make sure you are staying in the right fashion lane.

Be Confident

When you feel confident, you look confident. Dressing for success is all about confidence, nothing more nothing less. Confidence speaks volumes in how you wear your clothes. Don’t wear anything that makes you feel out of place or awkward. This is all about you and what makes you HAPPY!

There have been times where you’ve put something on because magazines have said that it’s the hottest thing out, but you just don’t feel confident in. This ultimately makes that hottest trend look not so hot. Where clothes that make you feel comfortable and happy with yourself.

Don’t Spend a Ton of Money

Don’t spend your whole savings account on pieces of clothing that will eventually go out of style! Styles change all the time; sometimes new styles are created or old styles are brought back. Spending a bunch of money on your clothes because you want to dress for success is only going to lead to an empty bank account. Read How to Build a Wardrobe on a Budget to ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck!

There are reasonable prices for amazing looking threads. Don’t be quick to purchase the first thing you see. Shop around and price check because when you least expect it, the best items are always saved for last. In many cases, wholesale stores buy many of the same pieces and sell them for a higher price. Find a wholesale clothing store and stock up on some fashion finds.

Don’t Buy Duplicates

Sometimes our style can lead us to buying similar items, if not multiple items of the same thing. We have all been guilty of purchasing the same tops in different colors. At the time, it may seem like a great idea to us because we love everything about the top, but in reality, we could’ve gotten different items for the same price.

Being a smart fashion shopper will help you achieve dressing for success like you’ve always dreamed of. Before you buy anything new, take a look at your closet and see what you already have. If you have too many similar styles, think about ways you can switch it up moving forward!

Keep it Classic

Success can mean a variety of things! Holding a higher title, working the dream job you’ve always wanted, or even a minor promotion. Whatever it is, success is in our reach and like anyone else, you too are able to achieve it. One way to dress for success is having the key items always handy for the classic job interview or event. Those items typically include the timeless and versatile blazers and pencil skirts. Power suits never disappoint. Pick a suit in a classic shade like black or charcoal gray so you can wear them together or separately.

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Dressing for success means dressing for the job you want. Whatever that position may be, dress it the best you can and let destiny take its course! What does dressing for success look like to you? How many times have you had to upgrade your wardrobe to match your success? Share your dressing for success stories and tips by posting a comment below!

-Taelor
The CGS Team

Taelor CageContent Contributor