Why try to look good on Zoom? Because it will make you feel better about yourself, and your home office is still an office. Staring at ourselves on screen when we are happy with how we look is the ultimate mood booster—something we all can use about right now!
What does it take to look good on Zoom? A power color top, comfortable pants (no one looks good when they are uncomfortable), and bold jewelry.
And lipstick. Don’t forget the lipstick.
P.S. Stay tuned for updates to our 5 Must Haves series!
1. Start with a top in your power color.
A brightly colored blouse with a flattering neckline is the secret to making you look good on Zoom. Wondering what your power color is? Read more on how to find your power color and brands to shop in Your Wardrobe Workhorses: Your Power Color. When in doubt, jewel tones are universally flattering.
From casual to business formal, budget to designer, there is a brightly colored blouse out there for you. How many do you need? Two to four options work well for twice weekly Zoom meetings. Make sure you have six to eight if you field daily meetings with the same colleagues. If you need an extra layer in these winter months, check out our posts on Comfortable Blazers, WFH Third Pieces, and Coatigans.
Most of the blouses below come in multiple colors, so click through to find your favorite!
2. Throw on a comfortable pair of pants.
Working from home? Instead of wearing sweatpants with your powerful blouse, how about a trouser that simply feels like sweatpants? There are so many options available for professional (enough) looking work pants in both style and fabric. That means no dressing half way. You will feel your best when your whole outfit expresses your style and shows your power. And you will be prepared when it is time to go back to the company office.
Athleta Stellar Crop Pant, $129 (Now up to size 26!)
3. Add Eye-Catching Earrings (or a Necklace)
If your headset doesn’t allow for big earrings, studs and a nice necklace work too! Are all your power color blouses at the drycleaner? Throw a brightly colored earring or necklace on with a neutral blouse.
We are highlighting some new designers on the blog this week. Please click through to see all of their amazing pieces! It was so hard to choose which to showcase.
Can you guess which of the above earrings I own? What are your favorite items to wear when you want to look good on Zoom? Let us know in the comments below.
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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