Power Through Style

Attending a school like Georgetown, you’ve most likely stumbled upon the term “power dressing” more than once. This term applies to dressing in such a way to present oneself with authority and confidence, usually in the workplace. Power dressing is usually a term associated with women due to their relatively later entrance to the corporate world in comparison to men, as well as the prevalence of narrow expectations for men’s attire (i.e. suits). In the late 20th century, when women prominently gained the freedom to scale the corporate ladder, power dressing became a prominent feature of the image presented by the ‘efficacious woman.’

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Cozy but Cute

Hailing from Dallas, TX, I’m used to a year-round temperate climate where the term “parka” is only used when discussing skiing trips. However, since my choice to ditch the South and migrate to the East Coast, I have learned how to dress for weather in the District. The fashionista in me has struggled to find the perfect outerwear that will complement my outfit yet keep me warm. After recent research and trial and error, here’s what stands out.

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