Hey Nerds. Are you ready to unleash your inner boss lady and conquer the professional world with style and confidence? If yes, I’m happy you’re here because we’re going to step into the world of the career woman aesthetic. It’s all about mastering confidence and style in your professional life.
Picture this, you’re basically floating into any room you walk in, head held high like you just know your sh!t in and out. Your outfit is on point and your confidence is radiating across the room and into the next. If you can picture it, yep… that’s the vibe sis, get into it.
So, if you’re a corporate babe like me, or a big boss running your own show, join me on this journey and let’s unravel the secrets of confidence building, fashion do’s and don’ts, and how to effortlessly slay in the workplace.
Confidence Building Techniques
Positive Self-Talk and Affirmations
And listen, I’m not a crystal charging, sage burning, chakra type of girl but I understand the power of the tongue and how it’s the key to unlocking everything in your world.
For my ambitious career women, crafting affirmations tailored to your professional journey is a big deal! Focus on enhancing your strengths and unique qualities and block out anything that goes against the future you. Here’s the science, a rewiring in your brain happens when you speak positive affirmations to yourself every day.
And of course, negative thoughts creep in, especially when dealing with annoying micromanagers with unrealistic expectations. However, when those challenges present themselves, you have to remind yourself that you have what it takes to overcome and be successful.
Mastering Body Language
Shoulders back with your gaze straight ahead; confident body language not only influences how others perceive you, but also how to perceive yourself. Facial expressions are also very important. As a career woman, it’s okay to be unsure but don’t be obvious and uncomfortable about it.
Look your obstacles, questions or challenges dead in the face and seek the answers you need unabashedly. And don’t be shy about it, keep the body language confident and posture yourself to receive with grace. The career woman aesthetic exudes professionalism.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Imposter phenomenon as a career woman is a real thing. It’s actually really annoying but I would advise any woman to just embrace it.
You embrace so you can grow. You may ask, “how do I grow from embracing it?”. Well, I’ll tell you how.
As a grown woman looking to level up in her career, feeling unsure of something should be motivation to figure out what it is that is making you feel that way. To do what?… Exactly, to not feel unsure anymore.
Dig a little deeper into why you feel like an imposter and take the necessary steps to research and skill up so you’re on the same playing field as your colleagues. It’s a challenge. Embrace it.
Dressing for Success
Honey, less is more. You definitely want to look the part and look like you belong in a professional setting. And that doesn’t mean that you lose your individuality.
Still wear your favorite colors and garments that compliment your body type, but keep it classy and professional at all times. Want to know how to dress professionally? It’s simple, nothing above the knees, your chest should be mostly covered, and nothing, (I mean absolutely nothing should be see-through).
Conform to company policies around dress code without losing your sense of self, it’s possible. Here’s an example below.
Hair & Makeup
As a career woman, you have to know your audience. Unless you’re in the beauty industry, it’s probably not a good idea to have your hair in a style that is not distracting. Slay your makeup if you must but not to the point where your colleagues don’t take you seriously.
And before you shoot, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be expressive with your looks, but if you want to avoid the side-eyes and microaggressions, let your natural beauty shine the brightest. A subtle lippie, mascara, and a dab of concealer with a neat hairstyle is enough.