But Where is the Fashion?
Are you someone who works in an environment you deem unfashionable? That sounds harsh but hear me out. You may be fulfilled by the work you do but you’re still missing that creative/eccentric side of you that you don’t always get to express at work. Sound familiar? I’ll show you where to find fashion.
Often times we are pressured by society to go to school, graduate and find a “good job.” Did/do you know what you want/wanted to do career wise at 22? If you did – did you land a job in that field? If you answered yes to both of these – CONGRATS! You are rare and blessed. For others that scour job boards just to find something somewhat appealing with decent pay right out of college it can feel a little discouraging. If you’re someone working in a job or career that is fulfilling work wise but not all things fashion encompassing you’ll have to find ways to draw that in…and I’m here to show you how! Here are some tips…
Fashion at Starbucks
YUP – go sit at Starbucks with your iPad or laptop at lunch, soak in all the other creative minds around you. Pay attention to what they’re wearing, how they carry themselves, the bag they carry their belongings in. I have had many recent creative Starbucks and/or coffee shop visits that have inspired my fashion dreams. You can really sit at any coffee shop, juice bar, etc. just get out and do it!
Fashion at Outdoor Retail Spaces
Do you have an outdoor mall near you? One of my favorite things to do is visit the one near my work on lunch and just walk around people watching. I go in and out of the top retailers and leave feeling inspired. You’ll also find fashion in your local hot spots for lunch, whether it’s a high end clientele lunch or a social hour for others, there will be fashion!
Fashion at Parks
You’ve seen the social media posts with props in the background, right? Mainly flowers like roses or hydrangea’s. If the weather is nice go to a park on your lunch hour. Pick a few flowers you can take back with you and leave them in a vase on your desk. They’ll be a constant reminder to you and add a soft touch to the less than fashionable space you sit at.
Fashion Exists in the Office Supply Store?
You know those times where you’re in need of a notebook so you’re sifting through the supply closet for even the slightest hint of color, barring they are all not the standard legal pads? Throw all that out the window! If you have a few dollars to spend go out and purchase your own. Trust me, that little bit of color brings a little happiness into the office and is a great productivity motivator – who doesn’t want to use cute new supplies!? Queue the middle school nostalgia 😉
Now you have a few tips and tricks for the working woman; how to find fashion in impossible places – it’s not impossible! The idea here is to open your eyes, it may be right in front of you. Getting out while at work doesn’t hurt either. What about you? Where do you find fashion? Leave a comment on this post and don’t forget to subscribe to Boss Gal! While you’re at it follow Boss Gal on Instagram and Facebook!