It is not uncommon these days for more and more women to be working from their home office. Of course this is the chance to finally be super comfortable while working but will dressing like this woman every day really make you feel professional?
We suggest for all you home based freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants, writers, bloggers etc out there to put your best foot forward and draw that line between personal and professional. Get out of those flannel pajamas, sweats, and furry slippers. Take a shower. Style your hair. Just because you don’t have your boss or HR dept watching you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about your appearance. You will convey that message to your significant other or children that you are in work mode. You can still dress comfortably and still look and feel your best. You’ll also feel more productive and less prone to distractions.
Now what if you have scheduled a prospective client meeting scheduled at your local Starbucks? The best solution is to dress casually but not messy. Skip the shorts, sneakers, and flip flops. You will be taken more seriously by that prospective client especially if you are charging a fee for your services.
Casual Client Meeting by Workchic featuring Miu Miu bags
But what if you know you may need to dress up a bit more even if the business meeting is at a casual place? We suggest adding heels, blazer, and a work tote to your outfit to transform it into a more business casual look. See below:
You will see it can be an easy transition from dressing super comfy to conveying that professional image. You will find it will pay off in the long run!