You are your own boss - dress like it
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Working as a freelancer means flexible working hours, no annoying colleagues and pyjamas all day. Wait… pyjamas all day? When the “freelance” bug bites you, you gotta be ready for whatever situation falls upon you and a “bad outfit day” is non-acceptable within this world. Working on your own doesn't mean you will only do home office; you might get to work in entirely different places. You will have video chats with your boss and important clients, you will need to run errands or do meetings in parks, co-working spaces or coffee spots that you may have never been before. So you better say goodbye to your washed out PJ shirt or silk dressing gown and get ready to rock your new "I-am-my-own-boss" look.
The world is changing, and every day, there are more and more freelancers swimming around the exciting pool of the self-employment. According to Trading Economics, the number of people working part-time is growing; and these jobs, together with freelancer's, are very convenient especially for mothers. There is also another category, the "new self-employed" persons, who are not committed to working at the contractor's office, which means, the number of people working from home is quite high.
For all you self-employed #girlbosses out there, we have outfit ideas for four different occasions that you might come across in your freelance life.
Freelancing can often mean having to meet your clients through Skype and this, my dearest self-employed folks, is a whole new form of art. Skype may enhance all those non-beautiful aspects that we may have, and that is precisely why we have to be prepared for it. A good concealer and casual outfits are just perfect. Pay special attention to your look from the waist up since you'll be sitting during the chat; do wear a stylish top and beautiful earrings.
Oh, the joy of having coffee while working and looking through the window. One of the best things working as a freelance may offer. This scenario, however, deserves a very personal and comfy look that includes cosy tops, sweaters and jeans.
A go-to business suit is a must. Power dressing will forever be a winner and let me just mention that nothing can beat a woman in a suit. You are just sending the right message. Rock it and be proud of who you are.
Unfortunately, no one is exempt from these annoying chores, and neither are we, freelancers. Remember to look professional at all times; you are your own product. You never know who you might find or get to know, your next client could be hiding within all those long queues of bored looking people.
Remember you are your best visit card,