One thing I've found difficult about working in a creative field (the jewelry, not The Day Job) is dressing myself. Most days it doesn't really matter how I look because I'm at my house or the post office, but every once in a great while, I need to seem like a business owner. And that's where it gets tricky: I have to look professional, but not stuffy. Creative, but not weird. And I definitely need to look like I designed the jewelry I'm trying to sell.
I met with a boutique owner recently, and this is how I ended up putting myself together:
necklace and bracelet: I made them
The skinny jeans and boots are trendy, but the sweater and striped shirt kept things on the classic side to go with the product. Ideally I'll have a blazer for these business-y situations in the future, but I'm having a heck of a time finding one that fits my manly shoulders AND twiggy child arms. So we'll see. It might be cardigans by default.
Anybody else have trouble dressing for creative business? Or any business? Do you have a go-to outfit?
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