Dressing when you work or want work in the fashion or fashion retail industry is very much different than dressing for any other industries. Although there is a wider window to express personal style though one’s outfit but it still has to be work environment-friendly. Networking events are great for meeting new people who share the same passion as yourself. It’s very important to make a good impression because you might meet your future employer or just creative people you want to work with.
I recently went to a networking event for Bloomingdales and dressing for that event seemed like the hardest thing I ever had to do (ok, I’m exaggerating) . I always over think my outfits and base my outfit on a gut feeling, old habits die hard. So what does a person do when they can’t figure something out? they google it, Duh!
So, I googled it. What I found was so frustrating because everything I came upon was so very vague. Most of the articles talked about the basic idea of dressing. It was all very unclear.
The dress code for fashion networking event is always Casual Dressy. You don’t have to wear a suit and pencil skirt to look professional but if you want to wear it then go for it! Mixing casual and dressed up is a good idea for this kind of events.
A sleek midi skirt with a bomber jacket or a leather jacket and a sexy top underneath is perfect. It’s all about showing the perfect amount of skin. Finish the look with a cool pair of sandals and a small bag.
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Leather jackets are perfect for an edgier casual dressy outfit. I love the whole menswear inspired look, stripped shirt with straight leg pants and loafers.
All of the above looks are for reference, don’t be scared to experiment with color, proportion, and silhouette. Wear whatever you feel like expresses yourself in the best light possible. Lastly, be confident and own your look.