Today is my evaluation/observation so I wanted to show a few looks that would be perfect to wear for an evaluation! Thanks to being in 4-H and FFA I am comfortable in front of an audience, but I still believe in dressing the part. Here are 5ish looks that would be great for an observation. Red is a power color, so the first look is a red dress.
Pair it with a belt and heels and you have got a great outfit that will show you are confident.
Or add a blazer for some coverage and to polish your look off. Nude heels make your legs look miles long yet are still very professional.
Wear what you feel comfortable in - no, I am not talking about your pajama pants - I mean confident and comfortable. I feel confident in a pencil skirt. Pair a pencil skirt with a patterned shirt, some red heels, and a belt and you have another professional look. Switch the wide belt for a colored skinny belt and you have another great look!
You don't have to wear a skirt or a dress to be professional. I love this pair of slim cropped slacks from Gap (I bought them at the thrift store)! When paired with a vibrant top, fun heels, and a boyfriend blazer you have a fun look that is still professional.
Another power color is purple. This purple dress and a pair of nude (and amazingly comfortable) heels is a go-to look for me. My posture and farmer's tan is not so hot, but we are talking clothes here.
Add a blazer and the look is a little more polished.
A suit would be a perfect choice for an evaluation but maybe you think a suit would be too stuffy. Mix and match two different suit pieces (or slacks and a blazer) and you have a great look! Red shoes and a striped top make your suit look fun but are still very professional.
You could also leave the blazer unbuttoned!
I think the key to figuring out what to wear for an evaluation is to find something you feel comfortable AND confident in. If you feel self concise in a dress but wear one anyway it will show. If you feel confident in a suit but are uncomfortable and consistently adjusting it - that will show too.
I still have no idea what I will be wearing today - probably the purple dress with a cardigan.
I have been toying with the idea of adding a weekly "what I wore" type feature. I miss style blogging and I wanted to try to incorporate it here. PLEASE let me know what you think about this - I really value your feedback!
What would you wear to an evaluation / observation?