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How to Look Good on Zoom

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.

Happy Zooming!

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!

Vince Camuto Lipstick Red bell sleeve mockneck ponte blouse for Real Life Style

Vince Camuto Ponte Blouse, $99

Vince Camuto coral red wrap blouse Real Life Style

Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Wrap Front Blouse in Spiced Red, $79 $47.99

Cece long sleeve swiss dot blouse in orange yellow real life style

Cece Long Sleeve Clip Top V-Neck Blouse, $78.95

Boss olive green moss silk blouse with ruffle real life style

Boss Iadelia Ruffle Silk Blend Blouse, $298

mm.lafleur green cashmere turtleneck sleeveless sweater real life style

MM.LaFleur Harlow Sweater, $225

Vince Camuto v-neck satin rumpled blouse long sleeve real life style

Vince Camuto V-Neck Rumpled Blouse, $79 (Also in Plus)

the shirt hidden button placket collared button-down in forest for real life style

The Shirt Signature Silky Shirt in Forest, $98

Vince Camuto long sleeve notch collar faux wrap top in turquoise real life style

Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Notch Collar Faux Wrap Top, $79

Anne Klein navy blue tunic henley blouse real life style

Anne Klein Henley Tunic, $79

Halogen ruffle collar button down blouse in periwinkle real life style

Halogen Ruffle Button Front Blouse, $59

Eileen Fisher silk v-neck short sleeve blouse in purple real life style

Eileen Fisher Split Neck Silk and Organic Cotton Top, $178

judith and charles nora silk v-neck long sleeve blouse  real life style

Judith and Charles Nora Silk Blouse, $375 $225

Calvin Klein purple v-neck long sleeve blouse real life style

Calvin Klein V-Neck Blouse, $69

Lauren Ralph Lauren pleated v-neck 3/4 sleeve blouse real life style

Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated Georgette Top, $89.50 $51.97

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.

MM.LaFleur colby jogger in black real life style

MM.LaFleur Colby Jogger, $195

NYDJ sheri slim ponte pants real life style

NYDJ Sheri Slim Ponte Pants, $119

The Reset r label skinny stretch pant in black real life style

The Reset Skinny Stretch Pant, $168

Garnet Hill comfort trousers in heather charcoal slim pant real life style

Garnet Hill Comfort Trousers, $119

Athleta Stellar crop slim pant real life style

Athleta Stellar Crop Pant, $129 (Now up to size 26!)

Lysse elysse ponte wide leg boot cut flare pants real life style

Lysse Elysse Ponte Pants, $78

Boden hampshire ponte wide leg pants real life style

Boden Hampshire Ponte Wideleg Pants, $110

Nic and Zoe tech stretch straight leg pants real life style

Nic and Zoe Tech Stretch Straight Leg Pants, $128

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.

edas meadow earrings real life style gold pink marble

Edas Meadow’s Earrings, $94

machete mini hoops in poppy red real life style

Machete Mini Hoops in Poppy, $25

Larissa Loden baltic hoop geometric burgundy earrings real life style

Larissa Loden Baltic Hoop Earrings, $50

by natalie frigo brass slab and vintage blue glass earrings real life style

By Natalie Frigo Slab and Vintage Glass Earrings, $85

Vivian drew amazonite and chrysoprase green earrings real life style

Vivian Drew Amazonite and Chrysoprase Earrings, $62

We Dream in Colour verdigris single ophelia earrings in blue leaves real life style

We Dream in Colour Verdigris Single Ophelia Earrings, $105

madewell brass wavy hoop earrings real life style

Madewell Wavy Hoop Earrings, $28

oma the label ameze silver rhinestone hoops real life style

Oma The Label Ameze Hoops, $79

icz stonez overstock rose gold hoop earring cz real life style

ICZ Stonez Rose Gold Hoop Earrings, $23.97

Mahnal Vuelo earrings from Madewell made with brass real life style

Mahnal Vuelo Earrings, $112

by natalie frigo elongated rectangle with 3 garnets necklace real life style

By Natalie Frigo Elongated Rectangle and 3 Garnets, $190

ora ana pauline necklace gold pendant real life style

Ora Ana Pauline Necklace, $89

oma the label vicky chain in silver real life style

Oma the Label Vicky Chain, $89

oma the label emina necklace in gold real life style

Oma the Label Emina Necklace, $69

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 nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

Once in a while, you can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Mostly, they are happily busy serving their fabulous clients, not hanging out online!

(6) Comments

  1. Awesome post, as always!

    1. Thank you, Gayle! We miss you!

  2. Thank you! I ordered a few of the tops. Already have some of the pants, lol!

    1. Ha :)! So glad you were happy with the blog!

  3. Kara Corridan says:

    I had to have that orange CeCe top. Arrived last night. Love it! Thanks for your always-perfect picks.

    1. My pleasure! So glad you love it!

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