Have you recently been promoted to an executive leadership role? Maybe you haven’t yet been promoted, but you do have your eyes on the prize and that coveted career will soon be yours. Either way, it’s always important to look the part no matter what job you have, and with a leadership role, a little style and panache certainly can’t hurt. It can help establish you as professional, in control, confident, and ready to tackle any challenges that come your way.
So, here’s a look at some simple ways to elevate your style, making it perfect for an executive leadership role.
Take Into Consideration the Setting
The first thing you’ll want to do is take into consideration your workplace setting. Not all executive leadership roles automatically mean you’re in an office-type environment. What is considered stylish and professional in one workplace may not translate to the next.
Go Ahead and Set Aside a Work Clothing Allowance
In order to look stylish from day one, and then keep up with the polished look, you’ll need to give yourself a regular work clothing allowance. Now that you’ve secured that executive salary, this shouldn’t be as difficult.
Take, for example, the DNP executive leadership salary that will be an impressive increase over what you would have made as a nurse practitioner without a higher level of designation. According to Payscale.com, a nurse executive has an average salary of $131,000, which means you can afford to set aside a portion each month for clothing.
Fit and Quality Make a Huge Difference
When you do head out to the stores to update your wardrobe, be sure to focus on fit and quality. This is even more important than what’s considered “in style” right now. Passing trends and fads aren’t going to be something worth investing in, so pick up staple pieces that are made well and fit you perfectly. This may even mean some tailoring is necessary to get that perfect fit.
Start with the Staples
If you are building your professional wardrobe from scratch, it’s a good idea to start with the staple pieces. These are pieces that can be mixed and matched with each other to create a variety of outfits. Stylists often recommend choosing one or two color palettes and then staying true to those as you build your wardrobe. This will ensure that every piece works well with each other.
Once you’ve got all the staple pieces, that’s when you can pick up those pops of color, interest, and fashion that you can layer and wear with the staples. Keep in mind these trendy pieces will usually need to be replaced more often, so you may not want to spend as much on them.
Looking and Feeling the Part
By following these tips, you’ll be able to move into that executive leadership role with all kinds of style and panache and truly make your mark in your career. As they say, when you look great you feel great, so confidence is sure to exude from you.