24 Jan How To Look Like A Millionaire At Work
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Did you know that part of your confidence at work can come from wearing an outfit you love?
According to a study on the impact of workplace attire on employee self‐perceptions by researchers Joy Peluchette & Katherine Karl, “Respondents felt most authoritative, trustworthy, and competent when wearing formal business attire.”
As a result of this confidence, you have a higher chance of achieving a successful career.
Styling your outfits like a millionaire is one way to make yourself feel amazing.
Are you ready to find out how you can look like a millionaire at the office too?
Ready, set, go.
# 1 Own a killer suit
Ever heard of a power suit?
It’s a suit so good, you feel like a million bucks in it.
This suit is perfectly tailored to your body, highlights your curves without being too revealing and makes you look like you’re going to conquer the world.
Every woman is entitled to feel empowered. A killer suit will help you feel just that.
If you don’t own one already, do yourself a favour and buy one.
I guarantee it’ll make you stand out and appear much more put-together than everyone in the office.
You don’t even have to spend hundreds on a new suit! You can shop for a killer power suit at places like Zara.
# 2 Wear the classics.
A Chanel-inspired jacket, a fitted pencil skirt and a tailored blazer are three examples of the type of clothing you should own as a young professional.
They are classic staple pieces that will stand the test of time.
Think of the most elegant woman you know. Does she wear super trendy pieces, or contemporary items that make her look poise and classic?
My guess is the latter.
Now, think of the richest woman you know. Does she have a similar style to the elegant woman you thought of earlier?
Just because someone isn’t as well-off, doesn’t mean they can’t look like a millionaire.
If you look elegant in the staple items you own, people will be fooled into thinking you also look rich, just because of the way you styled them.
# 3 Buy the Expensive Items of An Inexpensive Store
This is a secret many people don’t think of doing.
Of course, before buying anything expensive at an affordable store, make sure the material and quality of the garments are actually worth the splurge.
Having said that, you’d be surprised at how many stores produce decent quality items that are almost as good as the clothing sold in an expensive store.
My tip to you is to invest in the clothing basics necessary for a young professional, but to read labels and be cautious of what you buy.
# 4 Be on point from head to toe
This tip makes a huge difference in how people perceive you.
Rich woman seem to always look perfect. They have their hair, makeup and nails done at all times, additionally to a great outfit.
If you can manage to look on point every day, then you’ll definitely look richer than you are.
This is also a great way to “fake it till you make it” and fool people you have the funds to get this all done.
Obviously, I don’t advise you spend hundreds on getting hair, makeup and nails done each week. However, you can learn to give yourself a blow out, paint your nails every Sunday for the week and invest in quality makeup.
Not to mention, there are so many YouTube tutorials these days that you can easily learn these beauty techniques, for a fraction of the cost.
# 5 Wear only the clothing in your closet you absolutely LOVE.
A big part of looking like a millionaire is actually in the confidence you give off.
One of the best ways to feel confident at the office is to only wear the clothing you absolutely love from your wardrobe.
In any case, life is much too short to be wearing clothing you only keep for practical reasons.
Do yourself a favour and give away all of the clothing you could live without.
Once you’re left with only the best items in your closet, it’ll be easier for you to dress up nicely everyday for work, look like a million bucks and feel like the most confident employee at your office.
# 6 Buy expensive clothes only on sale.
This one is probably a no-brainer, but I thought I’d include it anyway.
Although it isn’t the only way to look rich, it is one of the best ways to look like you make 7 figures at the office.
Just make sure to buy these expensive items on sale, since they are almost never worth their full price.
Also, the expensive items you buy have to be great quality, timeless and versatile.
If not, they are simply not worth the money.
Items like suits, blazers, pencil skirts and neutral cashmere turtlenecks are staple items in a young professional’s wardrobe that may be worth the expensive price tag.
# 7 Wear dresses and pencil skirts.
You know those stunning dresses they wear on Suits? Those are the ones you want to wear too.
The women in the show look like millionaires at the office because the dresses are elegant, flattering and confidence boosters.
# 8 Heels, always.
Before you angrily think “No way, I can’t wear heels to work!”, hear me out.
I’m not necessarily talking about wearing 10 inch heels to the office, but millionaire-looking woman tend to be as dressed up as they can be.
That means, wearing a high heel is always more elevated (no pun intended) than wearing a flat.
Shoes, such as a pair of block heels or kitten heels would be the most appropriate for work.
A pump or stiletto is not actually necessary. You can keep those for the weekend!
# 9 Cashmere, silks, linen, cotton… only wear the best fabrics.
You’re probably thinking “I can’t afford this!”. However, you would be surprised.
As mentioned above, affordable stores actually sell a blend of these materials. This is a real fashion hack because you get the quality of an expensive garment, at a significantly lower price.
# 10 Flared Dress Pants
A classic pair of flared dress pants always look expensive.
They make a young professional appear tall, rich and successful.
The good news is, this style of pants is actually sold everywhere and doesn’t cost much.
You can have a millionaire style, for a fraction of the price.
Not to mention, you can pair them with other expensive-looking pieces, such as a tailored blazer and a nude high heel.
In this article, I’ve shown you how you can easily look like a millionaire at the office, without breaking the bank.
It’s all about knowing how to style specific pieces and knowing where to shop that’ll really make a difference in how you look.
Not to mention, looking like a millionaire will totally boost your confidence and help you advance further into your career.
Hope you enjoyed the article! Comment below how you plan to look like a millionaire at the office.
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