How Executives Wear the Right Color and Exude Confidence
The best way to dress in order to boost your confidence at work is through the art of executive dressing. For those of you that don’t know what power dressing is, we call it ‘the practice of getting more from your wardrobe.
Tired of grabbing the same old thing thinking “this will do?”
Are you afraid to add some pizzaz to your outfits to make an impression and stand out from the crowd?
Well, let me tell you… being the same is not going to get you far in your career. Let me tell you about my image consulting service for executives. NOPE it’s not!
“Most women use black, grey or dark blue as their power colors, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. Color can be used to convey that same Power message”.
I find we often get comfortable in our everyday routines and we don’t take note that our wardrobe holds us back from getting noticed…for a possible promotion or even being credible.
When Should you wear black?
Adding color in your wardrobe can be a powerful psychological tool and confidence builder. By using color psychology you can send a positive or negative message such as encouraging sales, inspiring your team or calming a meeting. You may know black is a power color but what we don’t know is, black is also a somber color, sometimes associated with evil (the cowboy in black was the “bad guy”). Black is also associated with grieving. It is a serious color that evokes strong emotion; you can easily over whelm people with too much black.
Should you Wear the Color of the Year
Let’s talk about the pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid, considered to be THE color of 2014. This is a color that can be added to anyone’s wardrobe, if your natural coloring can support it. The color purple is most recognized with the royals (kings and queens), which is associated with wealth, prosperity, rich sophistication. This color also stimulates our brain activity and is best used when problem solving.
However you want to be careful not to overuse this color, as you may come off as artificial. A great way to add this into your wardrobe is to use it as an accent color…perhaps your blouse, a camisole, maybe a scarf, purse or another accessory. If you are bold enough and it is one of your best colors, wear a dress or skirt and pair it with nude shoes and a fun jacket. There are so many different shades of this color that you are bound to find one that works well for you.
You are going to see this color a lot throughout the year – on celebrities, in our foods, at weddings, our make-up choices and on Michelle Obama. When you think you can’t find anything to wear with this color, think again. Pair it with grey and black, tone on tone, metallics and white. Have fun with it this season! Stand out with confidence in creating your personal brand and have the power to make a great first impression!
Not sure if Radiant Orchid would be a good color for you?
Call today and schedule a appointment to get your customized Color Canvas done by Personal Brand Strategist, Dawn Stebbing, AICI, FLC. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-307-0342