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The cost of empowerment dressing

Empowerment dressing is all about creating confidence, so here’s what to focus on and save while doing it.
Melissa Lewis
January 16, 2017

If you’re ready to advance in your career, you’ve got to feel like a leader on the inside and out! That’s empowerment dressing, but the follow-up question has to be, what does it cost?

The cost for a personal image stylist can range from hundreds of dollars to many thousands of dollars, and that’s without even buying the clothes to bring a wardrobe to life.

Many stylists will typically go for high-end designer pieces which can often cost a lot of money. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

My approach to styling the wardrobes of my clients, and helping women with their self confidence is like any wise investment.

You want to see a good return on your wardrobe, otherwise it’s a waste of precious time and money.

It’s never about how much you spend, fashion trends or brands. It’s about quality.

Whether you are working towards a promotion, changing jobs, returning to work after children or simply time poor, a professional and polished wardrobe enables you to put your best foot forward every day.

No one wants to look the same and just blend in. You have worked way too hard!

Your wardrobe needs to be versatile, functional, organised and allow you to express your own unique style with ease.

Top wardrobe tips

It’s all about investing in quality fabrics and ensuring the fit and colour complement your best features.

The good thing is that you can find quality fabrics at both low, to medium to high end stores. That means quality can be found at any budget.

Of course, your wardrobe is not just the clothes you wear but one of your most powerful marketing tools.

If you want to position yourself for the next opportunity then it’s vital that your personal brand through your wardrobe delivers a message of “approachable, smart and professional”.

When I’m working with business women who want to elevate their professional presence, one of the tools I use is clothing which ensures that the way they present is congruent and complementary with their credibility.

My focus is to unleash their unique strengths and ensure that their personal brand reflects their true brilliance.

Empowerment dressing can give you that gravitas when you enter a room, facilitate a meeting or attend networking event.

Most importantly, it doesn’t have to be expensive to achieve, but it does need to be wise.

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Melissa Lewis
January 16, 2017
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