Power Pieces

Power Pieces

Unlike the ubiquitous power suit, these stand-alone power pieces are meant to serve as the foundation for own-the-room, confidence-boosting looks.

Power Piece: Laurence Dacade Statement Boots

Primary-colored boots demand attention, so it’s best to keep things mellow from the knees up. A voluminous sweater dress is just structured enough and a splash of ruffle at the neck is a perfectly femme finishing touch.

Power Piece: Michael Kors Matching Separates

Proof that two is always better than one, this matching set straddles the line between preppy and subtly sexy thanks to the polo-collar top and curve-hugging skirt. Take advantage of the fade-to-neutral quality of the micro print and finish with a vibrant floral bag and a two-tone day-to-night heel.

Power Piece: 3.1 Phillip Lim Tailored Blazer

The key to nailing cocktail power dressing is in the proportions: Tone down to a leg-baring skirt and a boudoir-inspired lace bodysuit with a conservative, barely-there heel, then top with a blazer that’s cut lean yet long—this 3.1 Phillip Lim version offers a touch of drama by way of gently flared sleeves.