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I’ve been doing some major business planning over the past few weeks and it feels scary and exciting to see all my goals on paper. I plan to do even more speaking engagements this year as well as more intentional promotion of my work through video marketing.
One of my projects for the first half of the year, for instance, is to get a professional videographer to shoot me in a promotional speaking reel for my business. I was talking to a potential video company on the phone and at some point realized that I will need to get makeup and stylish clothes for this shoot(s). Yikes. My minimalist closet is full of clothes I wear often, but to be honest, most of the items are pretty plain, kind of blah, not video worthy to me.
So then I started thinking about what I wanted to look like, physically, in 2013. More polished, but still not too fancy.
For me, that means well-fitting clothing that isn’t too expensive. Versatile pieces that I can mix and match. Fun, colorful accessories. And cute, comfortable shoes!
My main challenge with making any upgrades in my wardrobe though, is that I strongly dislike shopping for clothes at this point in my life. I try to avoid the mall as much as possible. And I prefer to spend my money on other things! But, I am committing to being more mindful about how I want to look, at least in my promo videos, speaking engagements, public events and client meetings. I can’t stay in my pajamas and jeans all the time, even though I do work from home LOL.
For fall/winter I tend to wear tights a lot when I go out, but they’re – yep, you guessed it – all black and gray! But I actually really like the new colorful tights from No nonsense tights and leggings. I love that they’re super affordable and can be easily found at food & drug stores as well as mass retail outlets. I could see myself wearing the yellow or fuschia tights with a black dress or pencil skirt and a pair of funky shoes.
Check out No nonsense on Facebook and on Twitter @benononsense. And I’ll keep checking for tips from Jill Martin, who is helping No nonsense educate women on how to wear the brand’s new colorful tights and leggings.
Adding a pop of color with simple accessories like these just might help me upgrade my minimalist style in 2013. We’ll see!
Are you planning to upgrade or switch up your style this year? If so, how?