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What to Wear to an Interview or Power Meeting if You’re Over 45

[ 1 ] February 11, 2013 |

Just two years ago, my wardrobe consisted of shorts, tees and river sandals.  Thanks to working with a great stylist, I’ve been rebuilding my wardrobe one basic, accessory, and power piece at a time.

Thank God for baby steps because I have two power meetings this week and I want to enter the room for each like M (Judi Dench) in Quantum of Solace or ABC anchor, Diane Sawyer.

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Judi Dench portrays power as M. Her attire backs her badass position managing James Bond and other operatives.

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Diane wears the classics. Blacks, creams, navy blues, and khaki. She portrays style, power and presence.

This weekend I purchased on sale a Calvin Klein sheath dress for $70 and CK cream power blazer for $89. Both pieces provide my wardrobe the ole one-two punch and unlimited combinations to build on with my colorful separates.

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The Calvin Klein dress says I mean business especially when paired with a jacket.

So for one of my power meetings/interviews, I plan to wear the Calvin K. sheath and cream jacket and for the other possible the black skirt/cream jacket combination. I already owned the White House Black Market dress (third from left below), which can also be worn with my new cream blazer and accented with a black, orange, yellow or red belt – depending on the occasion or my mood.

The key for women our age is not to date ourselves by wearing something to matchy/matchy or frumpy vs. fitted.

The wardrobe pieces below fit me like a glove. So hopefully I’ll leave both meetings with a TKO.

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One new jacket and dress equals at least three new power outfits. All of which can be accented with a colorful orange belt or scarf or shoe for added punch.

 

Do you have an upcoming media interview, job interview, interview to get into a NY co-op? Check out my Pinterest board on Power Suits and Pieces for Women over 45. Then click through this photo-packed piece on what women over 50 should wear to an interview to look current not dated.

Just putting on the right fit and cut in a suit brings your chin up and your attitude out. If you wanna feel what a good suit makes any red-blooded female feel like, check out one of my favorite tumblr pages – Fuck Yeah Women in Suits.

Do you have a power suit or outfit on standby? Do you like to throw a tailored jacket on with a nice pair of jeans and loafers for the weekend? What’s your favorite power look?

 

 

 

 

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  1. Audrey Sparks says:

    Just wish I was young again such clothes, we didn’t have in the 70′s and 80′s. Go Girl

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