Everyone knows the cliché, “think outside the box.” You have heard it a million times, in different situations. As I have gained experience in school and work, I have learned where my “box” is and what I have to do to get out of it. Everyone has different expectations, skills, and limits that determine how they will think outside of the box, or feel comfortable being within the box. This can be applied to finding a great business outfit.
For myself, and I am sure many other people, a blazer is your go to business item. It just feels more professional, kind of like a pair of glasses, or nude heels; there is just something about it. This makes it easy to develop a business outfit when you can add a blazer. I would consider this to be a fashion choice “inside the box.” It is that one piece that makes you feel comfortable with yourself and your career.
I find that wearing an “inside the box” piece, like my black blazer, helps me think outside the box in my work environment. My confidence, as this blog emphasizes, is built on a good business outfit; using how I feel on the outside to reflect the quality of work I produce. Just remember, it isn’t always a bad thing to be inside the box.
– Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
What is your “inside the box” piece that gives you confidence to think “outside the box”?