Millennials Share Their 'Power Outfits' Only To Prove That The Way You Dress Can Be Empowering

#fierce.

Some people might believe fashionistas are a bit superficial, but are they really? We don't think so.

In fact, research suggests certain outfits can influence a person's behavior. Many people also claim particular styles help them feel more empowered and good about themselves.

So, on that note, we decided to ask a few millennials to share their favorite power outfit that makes them feel strong and happy, despite what others might think.

Their power outfit choices are all sorts of fierce. Take a look:

Egle, D.EFECT creative director: "It takes a bit more courage to wear whatever you feel like in a small country.”

"To me, a power outfit is one that doesn't obey someone else's rules. [It's] the one that says 'yes,' I can wear whatever I like because I control my life, my work, and my style. I love imperfections because I think it's what makes our style and people different, unique.

Look at my sleeve in the picture — I felt like doing this silly little thing when I woke up in the morning, so I just went for it.

Also, Lithuania — where I live and work — is a small country, with street style mainly varying between grays and blacks. The color of this coat wouldn't turn any heads in New York City, but here it does. It takes a bit more courage to wear whatever you feel like in a small country."

Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian recording artist: "When you feel good in an outfit you just glow.”

"I love feathers. I love gold. I love a sexy pair of shorts. And when you feel good in an outfit, you just glow. I love culture and this outfit def brings that side out of me."

Andrea, marketing and event professional: "I'm not the tallest, or the skinniest, and I love my curves.”

"I have finally given in to wearing the traditional New York all black uniform. This outfit is my go-to because I took the classic look of a suit and made it a little more feminine, a little less stuffy, and a little more me.

I'm not the tallest, or the skinniest, and I love my curves — this ensemble shows off my features in the best way possible. Why is this my power outfit? I mean, just look at it. It's fantastic."

Sandra, co-founder of The Knotty Ones: "Making sure to have fun along the way is what empowers me the most.”

"I try not to take life too seriously and my outfits work to constantly remind me of just that. I love sweaters that are maybe a tad too big, skirts that are just an inch too short. 


Do silly things, fall in love, get heartbroken, regret things you did rather than the ones you didn't do. Same rules apply to style, really. Making sure to have fun along the way is what empowers me the most, even if others don't always get it."

Nadia, fashion blogger: "Bodycon clothing, tie-up heels, and sheer are my favorites.”

"This look makes me feel more powerful because it is what I feel most confident in.

Bodycon clothing, tie-up heels, and sheer are my favorites, so I'm bound to feel powerful in it."


Hannah, trans-activist and writer: "Femme style [...] felt impossible as the younger guy most thought I was.”

"Bold fall colors on a bouncy skirt scream an unequivocal femme style that felt impossible as the younger guy most thought I was. Black stockings lining combat boots remind me that asserting my womanhood for two years have been a source of strengthto take on the world, hardly weakness.

This hat adds an intrepid, yet classy, touch, but often gets scrunched into my cinch making way for a bicycle helmet. The TARDIS (from 'Doctor Who') looping my neck invites conversation with kindred geeky spirits. I keep a spare in my purse to leave behind as a symbol of new friendship across all of space and time."

Justina, editor at A Plus: "My tattoos are there — reminding me what's important, signifying my growth and endurance.”

"My tattoos are my power outfit. They might not always show from underneath layers of clothing, but I know they're always there — reminding me what's important, signifying my growth and endurance.

Showing them off is like sharing a tiny bit of my past with others, it's like telling people 'Hey, this is me, I made these life choices and I'm f*cking proud of them.'"

These ladies are absolutely nailing it. Now, what's your #PowerOutfit?