Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What's Your Uniform?

I posted earlier about your "uniform."  Has it taken seed in your head? Have you wondered what you would wear to a book signing/reading/conference? Me too.

I recently read an article in the Marriott Alumni Magazine about business style. Here are a few ideas to help you finalize your style:

I personally like Business Casual outfits.

For men:
  • Collared shirt
  • Khakis, chinos, corduroys pants
  • Leather shoes like Oxfords or loafers
  • Belt, match shoes
  • Socks, match pants
  • Casual sport coat is optional
  • Showered, shaved, pressed appearnce

For women:
  • Blouse or cardigan (I like collared shirts too)
  • Slacks or skirt
  • Fun, low-key jewelry
  • Causal shoes, not flashy
  • Belt is optioanl.
  • Perfumes-keep light. Some people are actually allergic to scents.
  • Avoid denim (Drat! I love dressing up jeans.)

The next level  up is Business Professional:

For men:
  • Dress shirt
  • Tie
  • Suit
  • Shined shoes

For women:
  • Blouse or sweater
  • Suit with slacks or skirt
  • Low heels
  • Nice jewelry

Tell me if you've decided or think.


Peggy said...

Business casual for me. Except for the "casual shoes, not flashy" part. What's the fun of shoes if they aren't flashy?

Taffy said...

True, Peggy! What are you going to wear to your pitch session?

Lillian J. Banks said...

I am speaking about this to a League of Utah Writers chapter next month. I love what you have put here, and I would like to add- as far as fans go, to wear a conversation piece that reflects what you write. Something simple, but a little flare. :)