I planned this outfit before the “Stay at Home” order started. I was supposed to shoot it in a different local. We were going to chat about how much I love suiting, creative work wear, and styling yourself after editorial pictures.
A lot has changed.
I know most of us are no longer heading out to work, workwear is now whatever top looks best in Zoom, and most of editorial inspiration is lounge wear. I’m a fan of us staying in (let’s flatten the curve!) and we all know my soft spots for lounge wear of all kinds. I almost scraped this look and post.
But. I went ahead and put it on. And loves, I felt powerful. It was a little more than the feelings I shared last week about how getting dressed and using fashion made me feel. This was power. There is so much right now that feels big, and scary, and out of control. We can only do our part, yes, but this suit? It reminded me that I do have power. And it felt good.
Maybe you’re not putting on suits right now. I can tell you tying a scarf like this across your top is chic and will make a statement on all your online meetings. That now, or later, using your shoe buckles, ties, or the like over your pants made these basic black pants feel brand new. That even though these pieces were things I have had for years, I suddenly felt like I was a boss in some editorial picture. That anything you wear that reminds you of how amazingly powerful you are is a great choice.
This is not a post to convince you to forgo your lounge wear. Most of the time, I’m in mine too. However, if there are times when you are feeling overwhelmed or sad or angry or powerless, or any of the feelings that are coming up right now, remember that we are power. And don’t be afraid to dress like it.
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