Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - evaluation attire

 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?

13 comments:

Nicole said...

personally I'm liking the pencil skirt or the red dress with the black heels looks :)

The Coolidges said...

love that tan blazer & the red dress! super cuteness!

Taylor said...

My favorite looks are #3 & #4. I love the way a blazer / skinny crop pants / heels look together. Modern yet appropriately professional and put together.

LindaG said...

I like the pencil skirt best. :o)

Sarah said...

Thanks ladies! Taylor - I LOVE the skinny crop pants!! So sleek yet very professional and can be paired with anything!

I ended up wearing the purple dress with a black cardigan and nude heels.

Kim Ricketts said...

Sarah!!! I love this! I am horrible at fashion and would wear the same thing everyday if I could. Your purple dress was perfect! I loved all the looks! Do you have any fashion blog suggestions for "plus size" (my size) gals?

~Kim

teresa said...

Love the outfits! Especially the red dress and shoes!

Keri said...

You have great style. You seem most confident in dresses, I envy that. I look forward to seeing more.

heidi said...

i love all these looks - that purple dress is especially fantastic, and i love the added blazer for coverage and structure. lovely!

Viktoria said...

You look great!! I love the outfits!! Especially the second one with the fitted skirt and red heels. Gorgeous!! :)

fashion1 said...

OMG. I am in love with all those outfits. The pencil skirts look so amazing on you and the high heels bring the outfit together perfectly. Where did you get somse of those heels? I might want to get some pairs.

Please start posting more wardrobe pics daily because you look fantastic and i wouldn't mind seeing how more outfits look on you. Perfect for observation and perfect for teaching in with all those outfits.

fashion1 said...

I forgot to say above that the outfit with the pencil skirt and red heels is my favorite. You have one hell of a body. I"m sooo jealous of you!!!!!

That pencil skirt shows off your amazing body and hugs it perfectly. You sure know how to fit pieces perfectly on you. I wish it was the same with me.

Sarah said...

You are all so kind!!

The red heels are Circa Joan and David (luxe) and have a memory foam type padding on the foot bed - they are super comfortable! But, I have another pair of Circa Joan and David (not luxe) and they are not comfortable!

The nude heels are Aerosoles - super comfortable!! I LOVE them!

The black heels are not comfortable AT ALL - I am pretty sure they are made by hush puppies, I bought them online and wish I could return them. I still on the search for a great and comfortable pair of black heels.

The leopard heels are from Ross (I don't know the brand name) and are fairly comfortable - probably couldn't teach in them all day but they would be great for a night out.

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