It’s important to exude confidence in the workplace. To up your power quotient, combine traditional styling with modern accessories. ESSENCE Associate Fashion Editor Réneise Francis says wearing classic silhouettes while adding statement jewelry against the backdrop of a crisp tailored shirt or pairing a pencil skirt with patent pumps shows “I’m confident in who I am!” Here are some of our favorite fashion and career tips to help you step up your game at work.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren cardigan, $159, Bloomingdale’s. Lauren by Ralph Lauren blouse, $159, and skirt, $189, select Bloomingdale’s. Mark Ecko Cut & Sew Eyewear Lip Reader eyeglasses, $130, ClearVision Optical, 800-645-3733. Carolee Classic Style earrings, $24, The Jackie necklace, $75, and The Michelle choker, $60, carolee.com. Tiffany & Co. Beatrice top-handle bag, price upon request, Tiffany & Co., 800-526-0649. Kors Michael Kors Iona heels, $295, select Michael Kors stores.