Hey Ladies, so I have been starting my days a little differently these days. I'm kicking my old routine to the curb and I'm trying something new. I am listening to Christy Wright's Business Boutique podcasts on Spotify (no this isn't some kind of plug or ad LOL). If I am speaking honestly, I started listening to the podcasts just out of curiosity and being ready for change. I do not expect to hear anything ground breaking, after all, I have been an entrepreneur for 10+ years and a mompreneur for 6+ years. Very little is earth shattering in my line of work or on being a business owner at this point. But after listening to the Business Boutique, I am seeing I have a lot to learn (and change).
In this session Christy breaks out how to dress and present yourself and she gives some basic tips that I think are awesome and good to remember. As work (from home) moms we often wear a lot of hats (see what I did there) and I don't know about you but sometimes I wear up to 3 outfits in one day! But I super appreciate the tips given here as a reminder on how to style these outfits.
How to Dress Yourself for Success
- Clothes not Fitting Correctly! This will effect not only how you appear but also how you feel. So remember colors, if going to an event, dress accordingly. If speaking, presenting or being presented in any form, ask what your background will look like. Do not wear clothes that are too big or too small. When clothes are too big, they make you appear bigger than you really are. Might not be a big deal day of BUT when you see photos later, on you probably won't like them. When clothes are too tight, we are uncomfortable and it shows. And back to photos, your not going to like the results. Just wear your size & love who you are!
- Your Outfit is Missing a Piece! A top and a bottom do not make an outfit. You need 3 pieces to make an outfit not including shoes. A 3rd piece could be a jacket, vest, statement necklace, cool bag, etc When you fall in love with something on Pinterest it isn't just a top and bottom, there is always a 3rd element. Also remember you only need 1 statement piece. If you take it too far with a jacket, big bag, hat and earrings, your going to be too much. So think in 3's!
- The Clothes are Distracting! Watch out when wearing thin straps, low cuts, giant earrings, etc in a setting where it might be more appropriate to have a basic look. Doing a podcast with just your bust and up showing? Maybe skip the huge, bling earrings, they may distract from your message. Speaking on stage, skip the above the knee skirt. Get outside feedback from friends and pros in your area.
Follow these Tips on How to Dress Yourself for Success
I hope that these tips are helpful for you. I know that #2 and #3 are good reminders for me. For me, I want people to hear my message and know my business, not busy being distracted by me. Note: that 3rd piece can be the perfect piece to make them remember you. For my husband San Antonio photographer Jonathan Ivy, it is his signature fedora hat. You will ever see him without it. It's his 3rd piece and his signature that makes people remember him. Like it or not, clothes will help your confidence! Be a self fulfilling prophecy, be your best self!
Needs some help? Check out these Fashion Bloggers that I follow on Instagram. They each have a different style & approach, so find your match & follow their guidance:
Dreamers, this part is for you. So you know you want to do something but don't know what it is? Or how to refine your 50000+ ideas into a business? I highly recommend you check out her Business Ideas Bootcamp! (once again, this isn't an ad, this is me passionately and voluntarily looping you into my “how to live in success and sanity”) You can learn more about it here.
You can listen to Christy Wright's Business Boutique Podcasts here. And you can learn more about what Christy offers on her Business Boutique Website. She has a book, educational courses, her blog and much more I highly recommend!