I just binged “The Diplomat” on Netflix! Have you seen it? You’d think it’s all about political thrills, but there’s a hidden gem in the main character’s fashion transformation that steals the show.
It’s about Kate Wyler (played by Keri Russell). She’s this highly competent career woman who’s too busy brokering peace deals on the global stage to give fashion a second thought. Her wardrobe mainly consists of subdued black suits, showcasing her no-nonsense attitude and practicality. Fashion was a distraction she didn’t have time for.
But things take a surprising turn in the season finale. Kate finds herself faced with a decision: stick to her usual black dress or go for the jaw-dropping red number.
She goes for the red!
This choice marks the moment when fashion becomes her power tool to capture attention and command respect.
Beneath The Fashion Transformation
But there’s more to this fashion transformation! Underneath her decision to wear the red dress lies her willingness to break free from the status quo of her black-suit routine. She needed to get out of her comfort zone and courageously step out of the shadows and into the spotlight where she could make the bold statement that says, “I’m here, and I refuse to be overlooked or underestimated!“
Kate reminds me of numerous clients I’ve worked with. These are women who are competent in their careers and consciously chose to elevate their styles to make a stronger statement.
Just like Kate, they recognized the power was in their own hands. By simply choosing to wear something different, they could reshape how others perceived them and effectively communicate authority while commanding respect.
Which is exactly what my client, Julie, did.
Getting Ready For The Spotlight
She approached me a few months ago to help her get ready for her new role as senior director. But here’s what sets Julie apart — she didn’t just want to exude professionalism in her new position. She aimed to project a commanding presence, to be seen as the boss she is!
Our styling strategy was to dress her with executive presence. And her readiness to step into the spotlight played a significant role in helping her accomplish her goals surprisingly fast!
Not only does Julie receive daily compliments on her impeccable dressing, the company VPs started relying on her to drive strategic planning and lead presentations.
Julie had always possessed the skills and experience to take charge of these initiatives, but by taking control of her personal style, she accelerated her path to success.
She is now regarded as a trustworthy individual capable of handling high-level assignments.
She’s finally feeling like the BOSS she truly is!
Here’s what Julie discovered, which so many women tend to overlook:
Your style can be a power tool for reshaping how others perceive you.
When you’ve got the credentials and accolades, but your appearance says…
“I don’t know what I’m doing…”
That’s the message you convey.
You need to dress in a way that makes you believe in yourself, and your ability to open that next door.
……Instead of waiting to be chosen.
……Or even worse standing on the sidelines, feeling inferior.
When you step into the room as the authentic powerhouse you are, you’ll feel much more equipped and confident to have that conversation for your next career breakthrough.
You’ll be seen as THE woman for the job.
And you’ll feel energized to reach the next level
An Invitation To The Spotlight
Are you ready for this?
The next step is to move past the “I don’t know what I’m doing” phase with your wardrobe. And that’s where I come in with your Signature Style masterplan!
Consider it your cheat sheet for always knowing what to wear so you can confidently get dressed and stand out from the crowd.
This has nothing to do with looking a certain way.
It’s about how you feel and how you treat yourself.
Your readiness to step into the spotlight will definitely help…
But it’s more important that you’re willing to break free from the status quo — whether it’s a regular routine of black suits like Kate, or something else.
Because if what you’re doing isn’t working? Isn’t it time to do things differently?
Know you’re ready?
Then don’t wait— the Signature Masterplan is on sale through Friday.