Be the boss: Power dressing is the key to looking good and feeling great

By Malini Agarwal |4th Feb 2020
You may or may not be the boss but you can look like one. Take these pointers from style guru, Miss Malini
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“A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes”- Vera Wang.


This quote has been so relatable, in my opinion.


I love my job and I’m so glad I get to do something I enjoy every day. And while playing dress up might be every girl’s dream, it sure does get hard at times because besides having to be on my toes and attending several events, I have to also figure out the answer to the eternal question of “What to wear?”



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Exude confidence and style to look good


Dressing well and looking presentable is so important, but so is being comfortable, because that’s what ultimately makes you feel confident. In my case, it takes a dream team, whom I refer to as my personal squad, to put together a great look for every single event and appearance. Thanks to my stylist, Rishika Devnani and her team as well as my makeup artist, Swati Das, I am able to look my best every day.


Now considering I’m privy to all of the behind-the-scenes discussions that have allowed me to pick up a few things over the years, I have decided to put together a few style tips that have helped me bring my A-game, style-wise, every time.


Here are some style tips to look like a leader.....

Style Tip #1: Classic with a twist

Opt for classic formal outfits and make them stylish by accessorising them with a belt or with jewellery. 



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Accessorise a formal outfit with stylish shoes and earrings


A plain outfit can also be jazzed up with an interesting pair of shoes. If you choose to wear heels, make sure they’re comfortable, especially if you have a job that involves a lot of running around.


Style Tip #2: Blend casual with formal


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Mix formal and casual wear


You can mix casual elements like T-shirts and sneakers with formal wear, or pair a tee with a knee-length skirt/high-waisted shorts. You can also choose to pair dress sneakers with a suit and make it more comfortable and stylish.


Style Tip #3: Play with colour

Don’t be afraid to play around with colour! It brightens up a simple formal outfit and makes it look more stylish and makes you more approachable.


Style Tip #4: Go Indo-Western


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Indo-western wear is also a 'super-boss' look


If you love Indo-western wear, pair a kurta with denims. Even a casual Indian kurta pantsuit is eternally comfortable and gives off super boss lady vibes!

Style Tip #5: Experiment with styles


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A checkered blazer looks good with skirts and trousers

Other must-try styles include wearing a coloured or checkered blazer with skirts, shorts, culottes or pants, a blazer dress, denims with a white or coloured shirt, straight wide leg pants with a casual top or shirts under dresses and jumpsuits.

While it’s good to experiment with styles, I personally believe in comfort first. Always choose comfortable, fuss-free clothing and make sure the fabrics of your garment are breathable.

Style Tip #5: Focus on hair and makeup


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Keep makeup light and neutral but add a hint of colour to look striking


I usually like fuss-free hairstyles like a ponytail, braid, top knot, straight or wavy hair.


When it comes to makeup, I like to keep it natural and neutral. It is the best and on-the-go but if you want to jazz it up you can play around with a winged eyeliner or a fun lipstick should do the trick!

All the above tips can go a long way in helping you look like a super-boss.


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