By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Jan 05, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Credit: Sam Teich/Levo League

Name:Samantha Cooper

Job/Company:Founder, Trend Tribe (

What are you wearing?I'm wearing an outfit from my favorite store, Ruby & Jenna. They have the most fashionable clothes at super affordable prices—they're kind of like the Trend Tribe of clothing. They have locations all over the tri-state area so no matter where I am I can find a store nearby. They also have amazing sales, so definitely sign up for their emails!

Why does it make you feel powerful?There's nothing better than a well-fitting pencil skirt. They’re sophisticated, sharp, and chic, which is something we should all strive to be inside and out! I always opt for solid tops since they act as a clean canvas for my Trend Tribe jewelry, but then I like to mix things up with a printed bottom. It’s a great way to show off your personality and stand out in a sea of black.

How does fashion boost your confidence?Fashion boosts confidence by allowing you to become the person you want to be. We all have days where we feel lost, scared, or insecure, but if you’re wearing an outfit that exudes strength and confidence you start to take on that persona. Perception is everything so if you can fake it til ya make it with a killer power outfit, then go for it girl!

What tips do you have for wearing jewelry in the office?Don't be afraid to let your personality shine! People get scared to rock stand-out pieces in work settings, but oftentimes I get compliments on my statement necklaces when I'm in meetings or at networking events. In fact, statement necklaces have become a networking tool for me because it allows me to spark a fun and genuine conversation with someone.

If you're just starting to rock jewelry at work, keep your outfit simple. There's nothing easier and chicer than a black dress with a gold statement necklace. Polish it off with red lips and your best pumps and you've got a serious power outfit.