Thursday, May 26, 2016

Power Dressing in All Black


Last April, I gave my very first talk on blogging at the University of the Philippines for You-Turn 2016. The topic was power dressing. Something I know a thing or two about.



Did you know that the term power dressing was coined in the 1970s? It was during this time that women decided that it was no longer a man's world. Women deserved to be treated equally. They were tired of just being home makers. They had dreams too. Some wanted to run their own company, be a lawyer, or even the president of their country. Power dressing was one of the ways women showed that they were as strong as men. Dressing up was more than just putting on clothes, it boosts your confidence and makes a statement to others.

I'm sharing with you a few points that I discussed during my short talk.


Do go with what you think will suit you best
Don't follow trends blindly

Whenever an actress or someone famous is seen wearing something new, everyone starts to follow. Just like in Mean Girls, when Regina George wore army pants and flip flops, the whole school copied her. It's called trend for a reason. It's what's in for now not forever. Trends change constantly. There's nothing wrong with trying new trends but as long as you're not only doing it to fit in. It's more important to dress like yourself.


Do take risks
Don't play it safe

Fashion is all about tasking risks. Go out of your comfort zone once in a while. I believe that it's better to be overdressed than underdressed. So don't be afraid to wear something that will make people stare. It's the point.


Do add a personal touch 
Don't copy others

Be original! Remember, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of being a second-rate version of someone else."


Do dress appropriately
Don't reveal too much

This only applies if there's a dress code (usually special occasions like graduation, weddings or prom).  


Rebekah Dress
Zara Boots


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