As an entrepreneur, you have more fashion freedom than a corporate employee. You can skip the suits and briefcase but don’t skip the professional look! In this electronic age, business can be done from anywhere and I know many women who work from home, their car and the local coffee shop. When your business is mobile, you need a mix of style, comfort and professionalism to be the foundation of your wardrobe. You need to look ready wherever you are because potential clients can be met in the most unexpected places!
Meeting new and potential clients can be exciting and potentially nerve–racking. The last thing you want to worry about is what to wear to the meeting! Understanding your style personality will help you feel authentic and confident! With so many women running their own businesses these days, I wanted to share some style inspiration to help you put together a winning “meet the client” look.
Here are 6 style personalities and recommendations for what to wear:
Shop the look: J.O.A Polka Dot Full Skirt | Rockport Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump | Akiko Sleeveless Blouse | J. Crew Satchel | Inc International Concepts Cardigan | Round Crystal Stud Earrings | Heirloom Crystal Bracelet
Polished Ladylike: Pretty and girly is your style game. Everything is touchable and soft. Wear a cardigan over the sleeveless top to keep your look professional but wear it open to show the ruffles and bow off. Balance color with neutrals. Keep your jewelry simple and beautiful.
Artistically Posh: Every element of your outfit should feel like a work of art! Mix textures and patterns for an authentic look. Your style is fun so be careful that it also looks professional!
Shop the look: J.O.A. Striped Pleated Midi Skirt | GUESS ‘Beilan’ Pointy Toe Half d’Orsay Pump | H&M Sleeveless cotton blouse | La Lune Sculpted Cuff | La Lune Sculpted Click-Top Hoop Earrings | Coach Shoulder Bag
Modern Sophisticate: Your style is about clean lines and simple styles. You love neutrals but are not opposed to a pop of color! Meet the clients in something that represents your style but keeps you looking approachable, not too serious or boring!
A Showstopper loves to shine! By pairing sequins with matte fabrics, she can look business ready and still feel authentic to her personal style. Pay attention to your hemlines and necklines – showing too much skin will either repel potential clients or attract the wrong type of client!
Boho Chic style is very casual. Use caution not to be under-dressed for a client meeting! Layering is your signature look so start with a great basic dress and layer on a sweater or vest, layered jewelry and complete with a hobo bag and boots.
With all the style personalities, be sure your hair is neat and your makeup is nicely done with a daytime palette. How you look matters and when you present yourself to a new client in a professional and authentic manner, you are sure to win their attention!
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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger | Red Heel Lover | Personal Development Enthusiast. Her personal motto is to live life with style and confidence! Become a VIP to stay in touch with Tammy and stay up-to-date on the latest beauty and style advice on A Mom in Red High Heels!