This started a long daydreaming session about what my life might look like if I’d taken a different career path.
When I was in school, I had a whole lot of ideas of what I might do with my life, but the three careers I thought most about pursuing were lawyer, advertiser and marketer.
So I thought I’d share what my wardrobe might be filled with if I was in one of those careers, rather than the personal style coach wardrobe I shared with you earlier this year. These are a few of those work outfit ideas.
If I were a lawyer, I think I would spend a heck of a lot of money on clothes. Shopping would feel like a creative release for me.
As a lawyer, power-dressing would be my focus. I imagine I would wear a whole lot of navy and cream. The pieces would be well-made and fit impeccably.
Each of my law outfits would need to have glimpses of my playful side, otherwise I just wouldn’t feel like me. Pops of colour and feminine details would always be present.
My go-to lawyer work outfit ideas: tailored (navy) suit, cream blouse, fantastic pumps, one bold(ish) accessory, and a bold lipstick (I would want people to really pay attention to what I was saying).
Although I like to draw and paint and do other awesome artistic things, I often get asked if Audrey (my two-year-old) created my work (ha!). Needless to say, if I was in advertising, I would be on the sales side, not the creative side.
However, I would pull a lot more from the playful side of my personality dressing for this role and I would probably wear a blazer if I was pitching high-powered executives.
My go-to advertising work outfit ideas: separates, one patterned piece per outfit, an easy-to-match blazer (that could hang at my desk if I needed it), and fashion-forward accessories.
Many corporate marketing roles have a business casual dress code. I would want to “over-dress” this without going overboard, so I think I would wear a dress quite often. I would also have cropped sweaters and blazers handy so I could get the most wear out of the dresses I own—sleeveless dresses work well in the fall and winter with a cropped layer.
My go-to marketing work outfit ideas: an a-line dress, cropped jacket or sweater, pumps, bright jewellery.
I’ve had so much fun reminiscing with you and sharing what I would have worn if I had taken a different career path than I did. I feel so fortunate to be just where I am, and I’m so grateful to you for supporting this wonderful business.
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