7 Style Tips That Will Make You More Confident in Your Career

Updated 11/19/18

Having confidence in life is a complicated, delicate thing that's dependent on many factors. If you think about it, a large majority of our lives are spent at work, so confidence in one's career is, understandably, of the utmost importance. There's plenty that's beyond our control when it comes to our careers, but something that we have complete control over is how we present ourselves, and that can have a huge impact on our confidence at work (and in life).

The number one way to build confidence in your career is to stay true to your personal style, but there are also things that you can add to your wardrobe and style rules to follow when you need that extra confidence boost. So, scroll on to see how it's done (via seven particularly stylish members of the fashion crowd) and shop the confidence-boosting pieces you'll need.

How to style a black blazer
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Find the best "boring" black blazer money can buy

Your heart may tell you to buy the brightly colored or fun plaid blazer, but the basic black blazer is the one you'll want to wear whenever you have an important meeting or interview—or just don't know what to wear on any particular day.

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Anine Bing Madeleine Blazer $349
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Stella McCartney Ingrid Wool Blazer $1095
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Zara Tuxedo Jacket $100
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Confidence-boosting style tip
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Wear tailored trousers instead of jeans

Jeans are great. We love jeans. But if you want to look like your most professional self, wear trousers instead.

Mango Prince of Wales Trousers $100
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Equipment Tabitha Simmons Warsaw Jacquard Tapered Pants $425
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J.Crew High-Rise Cameron Pants in Four-Season Stretch $90
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Boyy handbag
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Find a work bag that makes you feel like a boss

A work bag that holds all of your stuff and looks polished while it's at it will go a long way in tying your look together.

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Satchel $798
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Boyy Devon Leather and Velvet Tote $1100
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Miu Miu Pebbled Leather Shopper $1490
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Most confident color to wear
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Wear red

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Everlane Soft Wool Rib Turtleneck Sweater $155
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Brother Vellies Kaya Booties $625
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Adeam Asymmetric Wool-Blend Midi Skirt $650
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Invest in a great pair of heels

Although you may not always be able to see the difference between cheap heels and luxury ones, you can certainly feel it. Do yourself a favor and save up for a great pair that you'll wear to work on a weekly basis.

Shop Investment-Worthy Heels

Manolo Blahnik BB Pointy Toe Pumps $595
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Tory Burch Penelope 100mm Ankle Strap Pumps $378
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Prada Two-Tone Suede Pumps $850
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Caroline Issa street style
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Find your uniform

Uniform dressing isn't for everyone, but if you have a go-to outfit for those days when you "have nothing to wear," you can focus your attention on other aspects of your career instead of worrying about your outfit.

Shop a Great Uniform

Topshop Slouch Suit $145
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Freda Salvador Fire Block Heel Mules $395
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Lauren Santo Domingo street style
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Discover your go-to brands

Some brands just do work-appropriate clothes really well. Find the ones that suit your body and your budget the best, and stick to them.

Shop Pieces From Go-To Brands

Nanushka Gingham Woven Trench Coat $595
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Ganni Garvey Blazer $350
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Universal Standard Twill Pencil Skirt $110
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Next up: nine items powerful women never wear to work.

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