But with an impending whirlwind business trip looming, I am once again - temporarily - on the business dress front. Most of my trips revolve around going to trade shows or business meetings where the attire is business. And in the industry I work in and company I work for, I am usually one of the youngest people in the group daring to break up my suits and wear color, while everyone else is in their typical conservative dark ensembles with the sensible shoes.
Suffice to say, I'm not comfortable in a suit. I feel a bit like I am playing dress-up, and am not myself. However, I appreciate it as a way to look respectful and appropriate for the audience I am dealing with. And in it, I do get the mini-power surge and feel a little bit more like "yes I belong here."
What do you think? When you need to dress to impress in a corporate environment, do you still dress like yourself, or dress for the "part you'll be playing?"
And here's me dressing as myself today:
Top: BDG from Urban Outfitters (worn here and here before)
Skirt: J. Crew chino back-tie
Shoes: Franco Sarto Talento pumps
Necklace: from Etsy (worn here before)