In this April 2015 article, the Atlantic summarizes this fascinating study about how wearing a suit impacts the wearer's thinking. I have often thought about how the formality of my dress impact others' perception of me, but I don't know that I have given much consideration to how it impacts my own thinking. According to this study, more formal clothes make us feel more powerful, and thus change how we see the world. I guess there is some truth to the term "power suit." So readers, what work wear makes you feel the most powerful?
As for me, I'm a cardigan girl, which works well with my firm's flexible (read: nonexistent) dress code, but on occasion, when I want to mix things up, I wear a cazer (cape + blazer). This combo is trending for fall thanks to fashion geniuses Hedi Slimane, Josep Font and Macs Iotti, creative directors of Saint Laurent, Delpozo and Sportmax respectively, and The Devil Wears Prada cerulean blue trickle down effect.
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A few months ago, I read an article entitled "The Importance of a Woman's Image in the Workplace" that was published in Legal Ink Magazine by William Cane. Mr. Cane states that, “if you are a professional—like a CPA, investment counselor, or attorney—you are going to be judged on the basis of your appearance everyday by clients, colleagues and decision makers.” I do agree with this statement; however, I don’t agree with much else in Cane’s article.
It’s Monday morning…trial day! You awake and quietly move about the house in the early morning hours running your opening statements through your head. You know every file, every deposition, and every witness statement. You are ready. You approach your closet for your battle gear. What are you going to wear?