I was inspired by my almost sister in law to shoot a video in my closet to give Moms in business a HOW TO in putting together an outfit for conferences and networking events. I know you can relate when I say that my go to everyday kinda outfit is a t-shirt and stretchy pants LOL! Unfortunately it is not acceptable to wear that to business events. Dangit!
How To Put An Outfit Together For A Business Event
1. Be true to yourself.
Don’t be anyone else but YOU! If you like bold colors and prints, include that in your outfit. There is a way that you can include what you love without going overboard and still look like a million bucks. Include that pop of color in your accessories, your bag, or even the shoes!
2. Wear comfortable shoes for long days
My tip on this one is stay away from the dreaded tennis shoe with your business outfit. You can easily find a ballet flat that will go with a nice pair of jeans or even a black trouser. Your outfit will look more professional and put together without the sneaker!
3. Have that one staple item in your closet.. The Black Trouser
Invest in a nice black trouser as one of your go to items for your events. You can pair anything with it. Stay away from the black spandex pants though. I found my favorite pair at Express. Pair it with a nice heel or a flat and you are ready to rock.
How I was able to put together an outfit for my first speaking event.
For my speaking event I wore an awesome and completely comfortable one piece dress and paired it with a heel with color. The outfit itself was neutral but I wore a pop of color in my accessories. I literally felt like a million bucks in the outfit. In return, I was able to deliver my content more effectively.
This goes to show that what you wear truly has an impact on how you view yourself. When you go to events it is so important to look put together and in return you will feel GREAT about yourself! When you feel great the sky is the limit for what you can achieve! You will find that you will have a better experience because you aren’t worried about how you look or comparing yourself to others. I purchased the dress at Ross for $19.99 as well as the Calvin Klein shoes for $30. My accessories were from Charming Charlies (love that place!) for $13 and voila.. my outfit was born.
For each event it is not necessary to go out and buy an outfit every time, but having a few key items that you can pair with anything is crucial to your business attire!
You can have fun when you are putting your outfits together for events. It is ok to add some color and some prints to your outfit. I believe that the classic all black and boring outfits are soon becoming a thing of the past. Women and Moms in business can have fun dressing up when it is time to go network.
Can I also add that if you have a business suit that has shoulder pads in it.. go donate that piece to the thrift shop and buy a more updated suit! LOL!
In my video below I show you a few of my go to items from my closet!
I hope these tips help with putting together an outfit for your next business event!
Are you a Mom Entrepreneur? Get FREE tips sent straight to your inbox and start creating a business and lifestyle you love!