Power Dressing Is SO Not What You Thought It Was

Hannah Almassi
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Phill Taylor

Even if the 1980s are making a bid for autumn/winter 2016’s most anticipated trend, that doesn’t mean the traditional concept of power dressing has to correlate. This was the decade that put the idea on the map with its crazy-sharp shoulder-padded suits, sky-high stilettos and hair coiffed to dimensions we’ve not witnessed ever since, but now there are subtler ways to get your fashion message across. Whether that’s choosing your workwear wardrobe wisely, digging into the new heel trend, selecting carefully edited jewellery pieces that mean something to you or looking to an entirely fresh source for inspo, this week has been full of emboldening ideas. Keep reading to find out what caught our eye…

Who What Wear’s Australian HQ decoded the idea of power dressing now—coming up with a seriously handy guide to getting your office vibe just right.

Cash back: We noticed that one of Alexa Chung’s best styling tricks comes for free.

It turns out that exercising like an A-lister isn’t so bad. Byrdie’s editorial director trained IRL with Jennifer Lawrence’s body guru… and lived to tell the tale.

We debuted the first column from A Style Album’s Lou and Em. They’re on board to look at fashion through a grown-up lens—starting with the affordable jewellery labels you should know when you go past your 30s.

In terms of conspicuous power dressing, sneakers don’t exactly say Hey, I’m here. So this season you can start kicking some butt by getting into the mega-high heel trend again. Why not when they look this good?

Selena Gomez had a knockout week. Vogue dubbed as her fashion’s favourite new face. We called it months ago—charting the many times she’s proved her style status.

Finally, we found out how Scandi girls keep their cool when it comes to trends they avoid—Pernille Teisbaek let us in on a very interesting fact.

Let us know what fashion news stories interested you this week—and get your brunch style on, like this.

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