New Women Power Dressing

With zero need to join the boys club today, the #MeToo movement has jump-started a new fashion revolution, especially when it comes to office dressing. Style director Louise Hilz suggests we rethink office-wear, with a feminine and refreshingly individualistic twist. Here's her edit of how to dress for success.

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Model wears Hailwood Bolero jumpsuit, $449, Four Corners bracelet, $110 and Sempre Di Aulia pumps, $259. Photographed on the viewing deck at Lui Bar Melbourne. The BeautyEQ team travelled to Melbourne with thanks to Visit Melbourne.

FASHION

The rise in the casual dress code (think sport-luxe) combined with flexible working life, the notion of power dressing is no longer masculine, simple, and sexless. Today's power dressing trend is fashion forward without looking back to the ’80s office-wear, of big shoulder pads, button-down shirts and not-so-sexy practical heels. However, the one look that has survived is structured tailoring especially a well-tailored jacket. It still gives off that she-means-business vibe, even when paired with a pair of skinny jeans, jumpsuit or tailored dress. The jacket has become a staple combined with a sheer leopard-print blouse, playful pleated skirt, or pantsuit. Today power dressing is designed to make you feel invincible and is much more about style than substance.

Trelise Cooper Don’t Pleat About It jacket, $699. Trelise Cooper Strut About Town trouser, $399. Storm Sleeveless Tuxedo jumpsuit, $329. Roskanda Ronda contrast-panel fluted-cuff cady dress, $1640.

Model wears   Loobie’s Story   Sunday Best Jacket, $349,   Loobie’s Story   Sunday Best pants, $269,   Four Corners   earrings, necklace, $140, and   Beau Coop   s  Finsey brogues, $429. Photographed on the rooftop at   QT Melbourne  .

Model wears Loobie’s Story Sunday Best Jacket, $349, Loobie’s Story Sunday Best pants, $269, Four Corners earrings, necklace, $140, and Beau Coops Finsey brogues, $429. Photographed on the rooftop at QT Melbourne.

SHOES

Sky high or a sleek flat, shoes are the finishing touch to any fashion look and that include’s what you wear to the office. When it comes to colour, red is the coolest colour in 2019.

Sempre Di Naida heel, $229. Pura Lopez Juliet heel, $450. Mi Piaci Bria Babouche loafer, $260. Valentino Rockstud grained-leather flats, $790.

ACCESSORIES

Inspired by characters like Diana Trout from Younger and Jacqueline Carlyle from The Bold Type, add flair and sass to your structured look with bold accessories.

Valentino Cat-eye metal sunglasses, $450. Alan Crocetti Cascade gold-plated drop ear cuffs, $755. Alexander McQueen Military wide leather belt, $780. Balenciaga Chain-print silk-satin scarf, $575.