Power dressing—the art of styling yourself in a way to project an image of strength, authority and efficiency. Though the skill of au dressing stemmed from women’s business attire, it has now trickled its way down to casual wear and off-duty dressing.

Power pairing is is the careful craft of mixing two opposite pieces and making them work. It’s an essential skill to keep in your toolbox, especially when we get into these early days of spring when the weather can’t make up its mind.

The sun is out and you want to wear a slip dress? There’s no way to be sure that temperatures aren’t going to drop back to the low-40s, so this is where your power pairing comes in. Team a big, comfy knitwear piece over that seasonal slip dress, and not only are you kept warm, but you’ve conveyed your sense of strength and enviable styling skills.

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The biggest trick to pulling off power pairs is to color match. Find that perfect, springy slip dress, preferably something with a trending pattern. We love a clean white look with tiny polka-dots. Then throw a big, turtleneck sweater over it and finish with block-heeled booties, all in your alabaster color scheme.

For a finishing touch, opt for a memorable and on-trend bag. The bumbag is an excellent choice to highlight your pairing knowhow.


ENZA COSTA

Woman Knitted Turtleneck Sweater Ivory Size L

319$ $144



DOLCE & GABBANA

Woman Polka-dot Cady Dress White Size 38

2,395$ $1,318



M2MALLETIER

Woman Metallic Cracked-leather Shoulder Bag Chocolate Size -

1,520$ $912



KENNETH JAY LANE

Woman Gold-tone Earrings Gold Size ONESIZE

103$ $50



ACNE STUDIOS

Woman Allis Patent-leather Boots Ivory Size 40

1,000$ $340



DUFFY

Woman Cashmere Scarf Ecru Size ONESIZE

192$ $78


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