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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Five 'Power Dressing' Tips | The Feminine Way

Aquascutum Womens vintage Check Blazer
Okay, so let's get one thing straight: all women are feminine.  But only some of us are attracted to a fashion, an aesthetic, that is also feminine.  That's not right, and that's not wrong.   Admittedly, 'power dressing' is a strange term, and yet it truly does perfectly describe the goal at hand: to dress up in a way that says, 'I'm here, I'm confident and my intentions are powerful.'  So, with all that said, if you also feel as though you can't concentrate unless you're wearing heels, read on for a few tips on how to power dress while still staying true to your personal, feminine style!  Warning: don't read on if you don't have access to any kind of store right now, you will want to whip out your card details...

Karen Millen White Super Frill Pussybow Blouse
Aquascutum Vintage Womens Brown Check Blazer
Ston Easton Park Private Garden


U P D A T E   C L A S S I C   P I E C E S   W I T H   S O F T   D E T A I L S

My absolute favourite element of power dressing; finding ways of toning down the iron fist with the velvet glove.  For this look, I've opted to add a gentle touch to the check blazer with a pussybow blouse and delicate gold accessories.  Another option includes teaming high waisted jeans with fierce heels, or a statement blouse and blazer combo as I've done for this look; the low-key vibe of the denim is perfect for dressing up in other ways!



Of course I'm going to recommend you wear heels because I'm a diehard stiletto addict.  However, it's all about what you feel more comfortable in; you're unlikely to stand tall and proud when you feel as though your knees are about to buckle underneath you, right?  Right.  Opt for towering block heels to get the best of both worlds: height and comfort


P U S S Y B OW   B L O U S E S

.... are your new best friends, along with any other shirt that offers something extra.  My advice?  Take a peek at Karen Millen for outfit-making shirts and blouses, or leaf through ASOS blouses for more affordable, frilly options


W E L L  -  F I T T I N G   B L A Z E R

Oof, now this is a lesson I've only recently learnt.  Better late than never!  This vintage Aquascutum blazer has very quickly found its way into my heart (aka the special part of my wardrobe).  A well-fitting and striking blazer can do wonders for your confidence, and therefore your route to power dressing.  With the heritage trend going strong, there are plenty of blazers around right now, along with more flamboyant, embellished options appearing on the scene in the lead up to the festive season.  Have fun with it!

Psst!  Don't buy a blazer before figuring out which of your shirts/blouses will work with it!


D O N ' T   H I D E   Y O U R   S E X   A P P E A L

You heard me right.  I'll leave this one in your capable hands...


Mango Circle Snakeskin Bag
Chlobo Ariella Gold Jewellery Stack
UK London Luxury Fashion Blogger Chic Style
Mango Snakeskin Circle Bag Trend
London Luxury Fashion Blog Classic Style


Blazer - Vintage Aquascutum

Shirt - Karen Millen

Bag - Mango   |   Boots - Kurt Geiger

Jewellery - Chlobo


Luxury Fashion Blog Aquascutum
Ston Easton Park Gardens Autumn Travel Blog
Feminine Women Power Dressing Tips
There are plenty of opportunities to play around with power dressing, with meetings being an obvious choice to get started!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the tips I've shared in this post; do you have any of your own to add?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. Your blazer is beautiful! I love a blazer for helping me feel more confident and pulled together - even if I'm just wearing jeans! :) Sadly can't do the heels though - like you said I need to stick to something a little more comfortable!

    Hope that you are having a good week and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

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  2. Blazer is the ultimate piece in my closet that helps me elevate my confidence especially when I'm at work. Your vintage blazer looks classic and beautiful, such a fabulous find!

  3. Girl I love your look! I could never be without a blazer in wardrobe :)

    x Lisa |

  4. Heels, heels, and heels! They make you feel like a beautiful confident woman, amp up the volume on any outfit and also check the box on not hiding that sex appeal.
    Amazingly gorgeous photos again! xx

    Teresa |

  5. I instantly need to go pick up my own power blazer now! This has given me some new inspo for feeling almighty in my own style.


  6. My power dressing item is a red 70s cut dress, but I do reach for a blazer very often too if I know I need to show up an kick butt.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  7. You look so sweet and stunning! I love how beautiful your outfits look everytime! Thank you for your tips it's very helpful <3

  8. Loving this look so much babe, the pics are simply gorgeous !

  9. Gorgeous Gabrielle! Loved the tips and your outfit.

    Gemma x

  10. I loved the power! Yes, to power dressing! Totally agree to heels and pussy bow blouses! One my faves!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  11. Your hair is so beautiful! I love the way you edit your pictures!<3

  12. You have definitely nailed feminine power dressing Gabrielle! This outfit is so fabulously chic! I've always relied on well tailored blazers when I need to look polished and show that I mean business. Also a big fan of pussy bow blouses as well :)

  13. I love this post! You look gorgeous as always. And I love the way you've styled your outfit, power dressing is the way to go! x

  14. So many great tips as always Gabrielle!! Love the print mix (well done!!!), in combination with the preppy look of the boots and the cut of the blazer. Such a good balance of different styles and definitely an empowering look! Xx

  15. Thanks for the tips and amazing pictures! I pretty much always wear heels as I'm so short and I really like a fitted blazer too!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  16. For me a well fitting blazer is the key when it comes to power dressing. It's that central piece we can easily accessorize or add accents too. When I think of power dressing, I visualize classical cut suits completed with feminine details, such a romantic shirts (with bows or lovely prints). There are many ways to infuse femininity into our outfits while still looking put together and professional.

    Your outfit is fantastic. That vintage blazer is a beauty...and I do like the boots and the black pants. Plus, that snake print bag is pretty adorable.

  17. I really like this look! So classy and stylist <3 Also amazing background!

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  18. I'm definitely all about well fitted pieces otherwise I won't wear it. Also, almost always a heels girl. Love your blazer and snake print bag.

  19. Great power dressing tips, Gabrielle! You look absolutely stunning! I hope you are having a nice weekend ♡

    Miriam xx

  20. I've just written down for what to look next time I'll be in shop. Thank you for this post

  21. I wish I had the patience and pain-control level to wear heels haha, but my feet are so sensitive that even the smallest heels feel so painful after only a few hours. Luckily there are so many ways in power dressing, and I would say as long as you feel confident in what you are wearing, you're doing the right thing!

    Julia x
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  22. I am amazed by this post, hun, so many valid points made! Love your tips, especially the term you used - "toning down the iron fist with a velvet glove". Also the fact that you're encouraging everyone to unleash their sex appeal - priceless! <3

  23. soft details are so feminina and look so great when we wear them. I like your blazer and the photos are adorable.
    Thank you sharing this tips. I always enjoy reading and contributing to your blog comments.
    Have a lovely weekend
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  24. I don't know why but the title of this reminded me of that 80s film Working Girl !!! You look amazing Gabrielle!

    Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

    Serene XO

  25. Love the outfit. Especially that bag!

  26. I'm living for those boots! Gorgeous as always :)
    xoxo Ros (

  27. Heels and a red lips are my way to be feminine and sexy. I still don't have a pussy bow blouse though but I love it whenever I see you style one.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  28. Love this look lady! Super chic, and definitely powerful! I really like the edit you did on these photos.


  29. Love the term power dressing you look stunning! I love blazers and blouses feel very elegant and powerful in them when you look good you feel good :)

  30. I love it. I have some blazers that I haven't worn in a while, will need to add some pussy-bow tops to them as I love how it looks. You look wonderful. I hope you have a great start to the week :)

  31. awwwwww Gabrielle!! you remind me so much of that 90s movie. The protagonist in clueless, except you are not in LA! XD

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

  32. Don't hide your sex appeal. I definitely agree with that and everything stated. You look good Gabrielle dear. :-)

  33. Great tips. I completely agree with you and I really like your outfit. Combination of blouse, blazer and bag is amazing. Thank you for idea.

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  34. Love your style! The blazer looks so good and puts everything together. Also love your tip on heels and high-wasited jeans, i never thought of it myself but they look great together!

  35. You really rock these girlboss looks dear! Sooo fabulous on you, especially the plaid blazer.
    Jessica |

  36. I definitely agree, blazers, boots and heels are all powerful dress codes. Mine are eyebrows, eyes or lips : ) xo

  37. Yes! A blazer and heels can do wonders. I love the blazer over skinny denim and some sexy pumps look. You look fantastic as always!

  38. I love the concept of power dressing! I'm going to have to get a job soon and begin interviewing so having an extra boost of confidence from my outfits is definitely a plus!

  39. I love the check blazer! It can be the statement piece for a variety of outfits.

  40. Love your style! So stylish and elegant!

  41. You are very stylish! Very nice outfit.

  42. This was such a creative post!!! I love your tips and you look beautiful!!


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