Today I had coffee with an image consultant to talk business. She was formerly a very high end Realtor so she had some great tips for dressing for my real estate business. I learned a lot but I am finding that it left me with a lot to think about. Since I am only 26 her main tip for me were ones to make me seem older and more professional so that clients will think of me as the expect when buying their biggest purchase.
Her list of tips for me...
Jackets not sweaters (falls under structured clothing)
No open toed shoes/ peep toes at most
Neutral, pinks or reds only for nail polish
To get an actual hair style rather than a hair cut
Work on my makeup
I will admit that I don't wear a ton of makeup but I defiantly had on more than she thought. I think the biggest makeup item missing today was eye liner which I normally wear. I am not sure that I am ready to drop $150 to see her makeup person just yet. I have however set an appointment with her hair stylist for next week. I need a stylist who will figure out the best cut for my hair, face and profession so I am excited about this step. How sad is at the beginning of fall to be told not to wear sweaters, I do have a few jackets though and enjoy wearing them. Last weekend I did a bit of shopping and ended up picking up two jackets before our appointment. She also mentioned that she hadn't seen me wear anything that was a fashion faux pas but that these tips could help me in my business.
Have you ever done something like this?