I recently had a friend meet me for lunch at my office on a quiet day, I was the only one there when she came by. I was dressed in a gorgeous dress and heels picked out by my stylist, Lauren Messiah and my friend asked if I always dress this way when no one’s in the office. My reply was that I always dress well so that I feel good so even if no one is in my office, that doesn’t mean I’m coming in wearing pajamas. That got me doing a lot of thinking about the way we work and what we wear…..
*One of my favorite looks, styling by Lauren Messiah
Starting The Office Stylist was all based off your workspace and how its a proven that what it looks like does affect the way you work and feel. The same goes for what you wear to work, it completely affects the way you feel about yourself and how others preceive you. Even if you work in a small office space and its just you, at some point in your day you run into someone. If you’re constnatly appearing disheveled or in your workout clothes, do you think that business will come your way or you’ll be taken seriously? Its just something to think about and something that’s been talked about quite a lot these past few years.
I really do focus on my brand in every aspect and that comes down to how my office looks, how I look (head to toe) and how I act in public and with others. It all represents who you are or who your company is and its something you should put effort into.
*Some of my favorite looks
This year I hired an amazing stylist who was able to translate my brand into my clothing, accessories and shoes etc, my ENTIRE look. No, its not that I can’t dress myself, I often give advice on what to wear to work. Its about another pair of eyes, an expert who can put together entire looks for me that fit who I am as a person and brand. She did so well that as I wore all my new outfits I was literally (still am) stopped in the street/coffee shop/post office etc to be told that I “look amazing.” It was such a life changing experience that I now have to encourage all of you to either invest in a stylist or do your own wardrobe overhaul. The complete overhaul made me feel more confident which lead to booking more business which lead to many other new projects.
Whether you work at a job or work from home and only leave to run errands, I strongly suggest you do an overhaul. If you can’t afford a professional to do it, see if you can do a 2 hour consultation and manage the shopping yourself. Things to think about are how you want to feel, how you want others to to perceive you, favorite celeb styles, etc.
Have any of you noticed how you feel affects how you work? Would love to hear stories in the comments below, please do share!
Sayeh, The Office Stylist