Being a #Girlboss means dressing like THIS

Being a #Girlboss means dressing like THIS

When dressing for success, your mantra should be: Confidence. Sleek. Statement. Bold. Work with these elements, girl, and you’ll be untouchable!

We asked one of our favourite Bloem stylists and makeup artists, Ronel le Roux, for her go-to tips and key items when dressing for success.


The Blazer

Structured for confidence. This staple can be chosen in sleek black, or a bold colour. It’s great to have either options available – black for every day and colour when a confidence boost is evident.

Angels Boutique - R385

Angels Boutique – R385


Whether you prefer a highwaisted, slim fit or skinny fit, ensure that they are perfectly suited for your unique figure.
Trousers should be in tip-top condition. Faded and torn trousers are not acceptable when power dressing.

Woolworths - R450

Woolworths – R450

Pencil Skirt

This staple is all about the sleek and sexy look and less about business. Be brave, be bold and play with some leather elements. Your pencil skirt should hit at the slimmest part of your leg, either right above or right below your knee.

Pencil Skirts.

The trusted LBD

A little black dress is the most powerful element of power dressing and should be the statement piece, whether textured, worn on its own or with a blazer.

Angels Boutique - R520

Angels Boutique – R520

Structured Bags

Clean lines and distinct shapes shout organisation and professionalism. A structured bag will polish o any look.

Forever New Almond Tote - R599

Forever New Almond Tote – R599

Pointed Heels

A great pair of heels show strength and style. Wear a pair you can walk in. There’s nothing worse than tripping in a pair that’s too high or uncomfortable.

Mr Price - R169.99

Mr Price – R169.99


Colour. Colour choices play a big role when power dressing. To achieve a sleek, statement and posh look, rather opt for a neutral colour such as black, grey, white, navy and tan. Highly contrasted colours are ideal.

Keep it simple but structured. Simplicity and minimalism is key. Keep it simple and layering to a minimal. Opt for clean and streamlined silhouettes and incorporate shapes and structure for a sleeker look.

Attention to detail. Your whole look should be harmonious and well put together and the best way to achieve this is to pay attention to the detail. From the outfit, accessories, hair and makeup, it should all tie the look together in the end.

Hair and make-up. Power dressing won’t be power dressing without matching your hair and makeup to achieve the perfect look. A party at the top and business down below is unacceptable. Simple, sleek and minimalistic hairstyles along with natural dressing.

Accessories. Keep this element simple and minimalistic. Choose items that look lavish and valuable, avoid plastic and wooden items. Invest in a couple of statement pieces. Opt for either earrings or a neck piece – avoid wearing both at the same time or alternatively wear a small stud that matches with the neckpiece for balance.

Final tip: Be bold, be brave, be YOU! Dress for the job you want… Not the job you have.

Power dressing celebs to follow:

Angeline Jolie 

Angeline Jolie


Emma Watson

Emma Watson At The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

Follow Ronel on Facebook and Instagram (ronel_lr) for great style tips and updates.

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