Personal Branding for Women in 5 Items Or Less

If you're a busy person like I am, you don't have time to look high and low for fashion statements. Get these 5 things.

1. Blazer - tailored - this should be the item you focus on most - go anywhere for inspiration
2. Pants - long and a bit loose - I like Banana Republic Martin Fit
3. Shirt - white - collared or a T - I like Banana Republic
4. Earrings - the bigger the better - I like H&M
5. Shoes - black, well-cared for - I wear black men's construction shoes from Wal-Mart actually!

Remember - it's not about paying a lot of money, but make sure that your clothes:

* Fit you well (not too tight or too loose)
* Are clean and well-pressed

Finally, don't forget good grooming. Great resources for this include Target and don't have to break the bank.

Good luck!


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.