Is it just me or has two years in the house got you feeling real slumpy? March 2022 marks the 2-year anniversary of a global pandemic that has kept us all in the house and in sweatpants more than ever before. Now, that the world is finally opening back up, and many of us are being called (reluctantly) back into the office, it’s time for us to return to the office with elevated style.
To help us get our wardrobes and personal brands back on track, style expert, Solita Roberts is joining Syd for Season 2 Episode 9 Making Career Moves Part II: How to Elevate Your Brand with Style, to share all the tips and tricks you need to get out of this slump and into the best version of you.
Solita Roberts is the creator of Style to Impact, an image consulting platform. She teaches women entrepreneurs and professionals how to ditch the boring corporate uniform and adopt a more self-expressive wardrobe that empowers them, influences others, and has a bigger impact on their careers or businesses.
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Why does looking polished and put together matter?
The halo effect: According to research, good-looking people are more likely to be employed, are paid higher wages, more likely to be approved for a loan, more likely to negotiate better terms for a loan and are more likely to have attractive and higher paid spouses.
Upon a first impression, good looking and well dressed people are presumed to have highly desirable personality traits and/or characteristics such as altruism, stability and intelligence as if beautiful people have an invisible halo hanging over their heads. It is important to look your best to take advantage of the positive perceptions associated with looking good.
What is personal style?
Personal style is your ability to express who you are with what you wear.
How do you cultivate style?
Focus on figuring out who you are and then determine how you can communicate who you are through your clothes.
What are the different style personalities/classifications that we can use to try to define our style?
What are the different body type classifications?
There are generally 3 areas where women tend to carry their weight, in their bust, their waist or their hips. Determine where you carry the majority of your weight to figure out the general shape/type of your body.
What are some tips for dressing each body type?
Focus on how to disguise or balance out the areas of your body where you carry the most weight or that you want to draw the most attention to. For example, if you carry most of your weight in your waist (around your middle), you may want to consider wearing a top or jacket with shoulder pads or puffy sleeves to draw attention away from your middle to your shoulders and to balance out the proportions of your body.
Is black the most slimming color that you can wear?
No, color does not determine how your shape looks. How a garment fits including the material and cut of the fabric is the most significant factor in determining how your shape looks.
How do you elevate your wardrobe?
Once you have determined your style personality, find brands and stores that fit your style personality even if those brands are out of your current budget. If those brands fall outside of your current budget, determine how you can shift your spending habits to better align with the brands that you want to wear. For example, if you have allotted $1200 per year for your wardrobe, instead of spending $300 on 20 items every quarter, consider spending $150 on two items every quarter. By the end of the year, you’ll have invested in 8 high-quality pieces.
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Hosts & Guests
Sydnee Mack (Host)
Solita Roberts (Guest)
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