Hi there. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and the start of your week is good too. Let’s talk meetings this week, creatives meetings to be exact. There have always been formal and informal meetings but in this day and age, there are various kinds of formal meetings. When it comes to the world of creatives who are now an active part of the formal world, I would think that there is room for expression, individuality and exploration when it comes to the fashion and style. I have not been to many formal meetings in my life save for the interviews I went for in my work experience. In that experience, the dress code was pretty standard in uniform so not much choice with that.
I got to thinking about what I wore to those interviews and it was pretty standard too. No color and no expression of me in any way, just what I thought I was expected to look like. So that was my source of inspiration for this week’s post. Well, I haven’t attended a creatives meeting either but I started thinking about what I would put together if I was to attend one with a hypothetical client who was interested in taking me on as part of his or her team for a creative project.
I knew it would certainly have to be a neat and put together look but beyond that, I had the freedom to go with what I wanted, without being too over the top of course.
So for my first piece I went with this off white (I would call it vanilla colored) skirt that has a beautiful red embroidered print on it that gives it the boldness and character related with red, same one here. I love that element about it. Black is a very grounding color and I thought it would be perfect to play a supporting role in this story while letting the skirt be the star so I put on a black tank top with subtle lace detail on the neckline to add to the character of the ensemble.
As a layering element and to bring the look together, I wore this knit full zip sweater. I have had it in my closet for the longest time and when I have worn it, I close the zipper and pair it with a pair of jeans for a casual look (ooh, sounds like an idea for another blog post). This time round though it took on the role of the classic jacket in an official outfit seeing as this is a forum that allows for some freedom with style. It has a mix of red and black wool in its design and the vertical striping helps give it a neat feel.
In the accessory department, I went with the classic black pump, my black structured bag that is both neat and practical for a meeting, with all the space that it has and a beaded statement ring. A handmade beaded bracelet and earrings, made by yours truly, added a pop of blue and my little unique touch to the ensemble. A soft rose lip rounded off the whole look. I love this outfit and the story that it tells. I enjoyed putting it together from inspiration to finished product. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post too.
Photography by Neil Mitra.
Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you so much for reading.