Just as hooking up with the right mentor can help you navigate your career, finding your personal style icon can help you nail your daily work. That matters more than you might think. Striding into the office looking like your best self gives you a pop of confidence… not to mention, committing to a consistent style will help your budget. No more meandering from look to look, spending money on random pieces and never quite landing on a signature style.
I put together my top Working Women style mavens and why I think they stand out. Who’s your fave?
Smart, polished, and elegant, Ivanka Trump’s look tells the world: “I’m always in control of my game. And I play my game in heels.” Ladylike can be powerful, and Trump’s proof.
Webb turned heads when she unveiled BR’s new boy-meets-girl look last fall. Chic, modern, with a hint of edge to keep things interesting, her look is perfect for the office. Webb-inspired tip: Mix proportions, pairing skinny pants with a roomier top or vice versa.
Vintage connoisseur and fashion world darling Yael Aflalo has a glamorous, 70s-inspired look that’s versatile enough to rock at work. More reason to love: Aflalo’s focus on eco-friendly, often repurposed and recycled fashion.
Alba’s the boss of the business casual look. Follow her lead by starting with neutral, beautifully constructed pieces, then spicing it up with one or two eye-catching pops of color or detail.
Andra Newman is a co-founder of QuadJobs. She previously headed recruitment for J.Crew and Abercrombie & Fitch and ran her own search firm, Winokur Newman.