The 10 Wardrobe Staples Stylish Execs Wear on Repeat


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There's no doubt that the clothes and accessories we wear can imbue us with a certain sense of confidence. On a low-energy day, slipping on a well-cut blazer or sleek mules can be all it takes to feel prepared, and when you're short on time, having a go-to "uniform" can be a savior. 

"How I dress is a reflection of what I need to conquer that day," says Michelle Kennedy, founder of Peanut, an app that connects moms with similar interests. "On days that I have difficult meetings … what I wear is my armor and does a huge amount to abate my nerves." 

Kennedy isn't the only one who turns to a few carefully chosen power items in her wardrobe for a jolt of confidence. Here, we asked women with both business and style acumen in tech, publishing, design, and art to open their wardrobes. From a wrinkle-proof dress that can survive a red-eye to Gucci sliders that are ideal for running to meetings, these are the items cool CEOs, founders, and execs wear on repeat.