My Power Pose

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The Style of Power

Clockwise from top left: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, of the International Monetary Fund, Indra Nooyi, of PepsiCo and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. Credit Jessica Hill/Associated Press, Adam Berry/Getty Images, Paul Morigi/Getty Images For Fortune, Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Clockwise from top left: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, of the International Monetary Fund, Indra Nooyi, of PepsiCo and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. Credit Jessica Hill/Associated Press, Adam Berry/Getty Images, Paul Morigi/Getty Images For Fortune, Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Getting dressed in the morning is something we all do. And, like it or not, the choices we make send a message. As women in the workplace, there is an especially tricky dynamic. We often want to look and feel good, while also showing that we are serious about what we are there to do. Talking about fashion and the effort you go to is considered frivolous and taboo to discuss.

As Vanessa Friedman points out in this New York Times article, when we are looking for role models in the quest for dressing well for the work place, who better than the very women who decline to acknowledge the thought they have put into what to wear. Own what you wear and you will help remove the stigma for women’s fashion in the workplace. And maybe you will become the new role-model for those around you so they won’t have to look to symbolic or unattainable versions!

Who are your work-fashion role models? How do you approach what you will wear for the day? Would love to know.