like, regular work.
When I graduated from college, all my friends’ parents bought their kids suits for interviews. I asked my parents….”Do I need a suit?” and they laughed at me and said”You are probably never going to need a suit.”
I never have needed a suit.
At every job I’ve had, since they’ve been in the fashion industry, I’ve worn whatever I wanted…and in fashion: expressing yourself, or even pushing the envelope thru experimentation and trying….well, trying everything, is not just okay, it’s expected.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been working either on popomomo or consulting for other companies. While consulting, going to different companies, stepping in for different types on lines (and also just growing up): I’ve simplified the way I dress. But, there are still no suits; and everything is still laid back.
But tomorrow, I start a new job: outside my “fashion bubble.” It’s an awesome and challenging role where I get to use everything I’ve learned in the past couple years. I don’t need a suit, but I’ll be riding an elevator with people who wear a suit (but to the creative floor). I need to change the game up a little bit.
Now, I have to figure out what tons of women have to figure out: how do you express yourself, look polished, and deal with a dress code. And I need to think about how I’d like to present myself, and how to make sure I feel like myself, no matter where I am.
It’s going to be a somewhat longer thought process…but I’ll be starting with something along these lines….all credits on my pinterest.