One of the things that I really enjoy being a self-employed interior designer and entrepreneur is the freedom that I have when it comes to choosing work outfits. No more boring corporate dress codes or disastrous uniforms. I can even stay in my pajama all day long if I work from home.
However even though designers are free to choose what to wear, we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of personal appearance. How a client can trust me to dress his home if I can’t tastefully dress myself?
Image is all about non-verbal communication – you sending a message to a client regarding your style and color preferences. For example if you wearing hipster outfit and meeting with a client that prefers elegant classic look, she might not hire you for this job because she probably will think that you will fail to understand her design aesthetics.
Refined well-thought image will also help you to target richer clientele. Invest in your wardrobe – it is something that will definitely pay off. When figuring out your personal style it is great to look for some inspiration on Pinterest or fashion blogs. For example, I made a core of five wardrobe essentials for myself so now whenever I have a meeting with client I know what to wear.
- White shirt and black trousers – relaxed yet elegant look:
2. Black shirt with black trousers – chic and classy:
3. Little black dress – I always feel I look great when I wear it:
4. Classic blazer and well fitting jeans:
5. Dress in bright fresh colors for summer:
What’s your wardrobe essentials? Please share in the comments below.
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