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How To Rejuvenate Your Business Style & Boost Your Confidence In 2018

Confidence is key to successful business and thus, the ability to convey this to a prospective business partner or client is a necessary extension of this. On the most superficial level this means: looking the part. The New Year is the perfect time to revitalise your business style and confidence, to start afresh in the pursuit of your annual career goals…

ARE YOU WEARING YOUR FUTURE?

In her TEDxKEA talk, Manou Messmann describes the way in which people utilise a person’s style as visual cues to aid in understanding them. With former visual experience heavily categorised, a person is able to perceive a person in great detail instantaneously. This information can be influenced so that you can communicate your business prowess instantly, as the physical affects the psychological.

A new approach to office wear this year then, has the possibility of totally changing the way in which you pursue your career and the way in which others perceive you in the process.


EMBRACE 2018 POWER-DRESSING
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Whilst the catsuit trend may have dominated the catwalk during the SS18 fashion weeks, the jumpsuit is a more practical (and safe to say forgiving) alternative for the workplace. For 2018 choose clothing that feels like it can empower. Sleek and simple, this Victoria Beckham satin jumpsuit option is the height of sophistication. It should be paired with a bold blazer and a pair of statement earrings for a small nod to the Eighties origins of power dressing. This trend began as women established their position in the boardroom, so channel this confidence in the modern day, and truly rejuvenate your business style.

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RE-ENERGIZE TRADITIONAL TAILORING
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In a world of the ‘smart-casual’ office dress code sometimes disregarding the latter can completely alter your work wardrobe and business confidence. A touch of tailoring will always mean that you feel at your best. The double-breasted jacket is the prime choice for 2018 as well. Seen on the spring runways of Cerruti, E Tautz and Ermenegildo Zegna, this style is the way in which to truly mix tradition with trend and, thus, revitalise your business style.

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BE BOLD

The omnipotence of navys, blacks and greys in the workplace is inevitably monotonous – and barely inspirational. However a combination of sunshine yellow, egg-yolk orange and deep petrol will add a smile to any face and a spring to the step. Encasing yourself in colour will allow you to explore your creativity – as is discussed in the following talk – and instantly boosts your mood. So, whether it is a stand alone piece paired with a natural camel hue or from head-to-toe, a touch of colour will also make you feel rejuvenated in the office. Of course, a bold accessory is a necessary addition to the look such as from the new Maxwell – Scott collection for 2018 which involves bright leathers a plenty.

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR CREATIVE CONFIDENCE

With his example of a study concerning phobias, David Kelley offers an understanding into the process of connecting with your creative confidence. He talks of the power of small steps in transforming a fear, or a belief of inability, into confidence. Who knows, perhaps exploring a style outside of your comfort zone could be one of those first steps down the path of building your creative confidence. As Messmann explains dressing for the career that you want can be a powerful move – confidence is a frame of mind.

For more tips as to how to increase business confidence, find a concise six step article by Shaun Thomson here.


CARRY THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES
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Sometimes all it takes is some new year organisation for you to feel as if your business style has been revolutionised. The ideal accessory can mean that your work wardrobe becomes increasingly sleek and that your business necessities are sorted in order to enable you to successfully pursue your career goals. For the discerning gentleman, whom has perhaps made the New Year’s resolution to cycle to work in 2018, the Micheli briefcase backpack mixes practicality with a classic style and order. Whereas it is the Fiorella which, for the style-conscious business women, fuses a sleek handbag design with everyday utility. Either way, an accessory which can be simply added to your wardrobe is the perfect way in which to enhance your work experience in 2018.


EXPERIMENT WITH PRINT
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Taking a step outside of your comfort zone can give an instant boost to the confidence. A playful combination of print can make you feel bright, inspired and more joyful. This little orange Erdem number, for example, is particularly cheerful and its mix of winter florals with summery tones means that it will be a winner all year round. Pair with more print and some neutral accessories for a beautiful fusion of pattern; certainly, experimenting will add a whole new creative twist to your work wardrobe.

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