Melanie Lippman | A Style Consultant’s Perspective on How To Dress With Clarity and Confidence

Melanie Lippman

Melanie Lippman is a New York-based image coach and personal branding consultant. She’s also the Founder and CEO of Melanie Lippman Style Consulting, where she helps people express confidence with style.

Melanie has received multiple degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and she studied fashion merchandising and cosmetic fragrance marketing in college. Later in life, she had a transformative internship in Marie Claire’s fashion closet and a successful career selling fine jewelry wholesale to stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

When it comes to the legal industry, Melanie helps attorneys stop the stress and overwhelm of getting dressed and instead use their style as a tool to attract clients, build connections, and achieve next-level visibility. Her philosophy is simple: when you’re confident in your appearance, you can show up and conquer anything the day brings you.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Melanie Lippman talks about the current confusion around workwear
  • Melanie’s advice for those who can’t find their style in stores
  • How do your clothes contribute to your personal brand?
  • Melanie discusses her clientele and the common myths around shopping
  • Why do we often hide in our clothes?
  • Melanie explains why lawyers should care about their clothes and shares tips for those who are struggling with style
  • When is the right time to start working with a style consultant?
  • Melanie’s important reminder: most people just need a small wardrobe tweak

In this episode…

Does it really matter what you wear to work? When you’re a busy lawyer focused on your job, it can be tempting to give up shopping and throw on whatever’s in your closet. In truth, your clothing sends a message to your colleagues and clients. 

According to style consultant Melanie Lippman, clothing is the largest form of nonverbal communication. Whether intentional or not, your style sends a message. So, you want to make sure that you’re putting effort into your style to send the right message. Luckily, Melanie has some valuable tips to help you figure out your style, find what flatters you, and develop your personal brand.

In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, Elise Holtzman is joined by Melanie Lippman, the Founder and CEO of Melanie Lippman Style Consulting, to talk about shaping your personal style. Melanie shares the benefits of putting effort into your wardrobe, why style is more important than trends, and tips for building confidence through your clothing.

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