Self-expression is an important part of who I am. Just because I have a responsible job in the business world does not mean that I have to dress in a corporate uniform.
I carefully choose clothes that are smart (they have to be) but which are also quintessentially me. I do wear suits occasionally, but I usually compensate the severity of the suit with a flamboyant scarf and killer heels. And with messy, plenty of volume hair. That’s how people usually remember me – either for my hair or my shoes, often both.
And that’s ok, I don’t want to blend into the crowd. I like to look different, I like to be colourful in a grey world.
I encourage everyone I work with to be themselves, just because we have to be smart on a client site, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on who you are. Be yourself, be authentic, be memorable.