The perfect basics are the building blocks of a versatile and stylish work wardrobe, but they do not have to be boring. In the past women were told in order to be successful in the workplace they had to tone down their femininity and adopt a more masculine personae. That ideal translated into major shoulder pads and power suits. Today those rules no longer apply and women do not have to shy away from their feminine sensibilities. Today's outfit, a sheath dress, matching bag and pumps highlight a modern femininity with sophisticated silhouettes, bold colors and fabrics. Now is the time to look sharp in well-cut fashion classics. This is power dressing with a personal twist.