The fact that I’m writing a blog about what to wear to work seems a bit ironic. On a normal day, I step into my office in Golden in what would be considered less than business casual. I have a lot on my plate at work, as many of us do, so putting on makeup and doing anything other than throwing my hair into a top knot is out of the question. We’ve all been there right?
I usually roll up to work in what I would call ‘soccer mom clothes.’ Cute yoga pants, some trendy trainers, and whatever I can find as a top to match. I forgive my dismissal of corporate attire in favor of soccer mom clothes by justifying that I’m dressing for the job I want, not the one I have. #kiddingnotkidding As you may expect, this comment always makes my boyfriend laugh … followed by silence when he realizes that I’m probably serious.
Today I had a short presentation to give during my company’s monthly strategy call. I thought if I dressed the part it would help me feel more confident and therefore sound more confident when presenting. Sure enough! Spending that extra time this morning helped me to project a more self-assured “girl you got this” voice.
Until it’s soccer mom time, I’m willing to bet that there is a connection between how I present myself at work, how I’m perceived, and possibly how I’m compensated. To be continued…
For now, I thought I would share with you my #ootd from today at the office. Slay on.