When it come to being an entrepreneur and a mom, why is our
style so important? Really? What part does it play in our business and motherhood?
When I think of an entrepreneur mom with style I think of Jessica Alba. She manages a family, career, and herself without skipping a beat with her style.
The next question is, how does her style effect her success in each of these areas?
Unfortunately I was not able to get a private interview with Jessica, however, I can properly guess ( being an entrepreneur myself) that her keeping her style in tack has to do with how she feels, how she performs, and how she desires to be viewed by those who follow her, even her children?
You see, we are all a celebrity in our own world. And, how does a celebrity gain popularity, sales, and has an effect on motherhood? The answer might seem obvious, but here it is.. How we feel about ourself, effect how we perform in every area of our life, and the level of respect and admiration we get from those around us.
When it comes to business the goal is more than just sales, but about more opportunity and wealth, which equate to freedom.
From my assessment and observation of those who are the maker and shakers in this world, I've come to discover that people want to do business and look at those they admire. This is why celebrities either avoid that God-awful snap shot by the paparazzi. This, my friend is why they leave the house looking good even at their worse. They understand the concept of perception.
We tend to do business with those we trust and those we admire. Think about this. If someone walked into your office, or you walked into their place of work, gym or home, and you find they look a hot mess, we unconsciously judge them, and question if they are the
person we want to give our time,money, and interest to.
So with that being said, our first, last, and forever impression on someone is vital to our business success. Some say "fake it till you make it".. Well I say " Be, act, and dress like the person you want to attract into your life, wither it's business or your home life".
For business, it can be obvious, but how we are perceived in our home-life, and to ourselves is just as, or even more important.
We all know that mom who looks great and her children look as if they belong on the cover of Gap Kids. Or that mom who is popular or hated by the other mom, and loved by the other dads because you look so damn good all the time, even at your worse. Of course there is that occasional mom who loves you, however, usually it's a mom like like, who takes interest in their personal appearance and is not threaten and even admires you for keeping it together while being a mom and business woman. More than likely she is just like you, or admires to be more like you, hence why she likes or in this era "follow" you.
As mothers and entrepreneurs I often times feel like I'm constantly going. From the early wake up to get gym time, kids to school, and off to work to build business, Dinner, laundry, etc... and don't forget our personal time, social time, spiritual time, pampering time.. Oiy!
As an entrepreneur mothers we are the President of the World, "Our World!"
Having so many things to manage, we often can place our personal style towards the bottom of the priority list. Am I the only Entrepr- mom who's thrown on a baseball cap and sunglasses to drop off the kids at school..avoid making eye contact with any one cause I either haven't brushed my teeth yet or I look a hot mess?
I'm not saying a baseball cap and sunglasses is all bad, but it can be if we are hiding because our style is a judge worthy
Im going to share with you flawless looks to being a Entrepra- Mom in style without missing a beat, upping your business and mommy game.
Athletic/ athletic leisure Style
Ok this First style will not only allow everyone see all the hard work you do at the gym, but it will save tons of time tying to look cute just to drop the kids off.
Even if you don't workout, Keep at least 3 sets of cute workout/ athletic outfits in your wardrobe. Athletic Leisure is a hot look for that fit mom who wants to look chic and athletic while not skipping a beat from kid drop off, to gym to running errands.
Athletic leisure Style tips:
* have at least 3 matching workout sets that you can mix and match to make serval outfits. There are so many fun legging, tanks, and sports bras that you can have a lot of fun with!
*Have fun with color! Nothing can make us feel more confident than rocking a color that makes us look amazing and allows our personal style to stand out.
* Step out in a statement sneaker! Sneakers are the new accessory, and an easy way to have style and comfort.
* If you are that woman who runs errands after gym or kid drop off, keep on deck a durable, easy to clean, and chic handbag that will allow you to transition from one situation to the next in style
*Throw in your super cute bag a denim or leather jacket that you can throw over your outfit that make it look chic, purposeful, and ” cool”.
Stylish leggings- Be cool, stylish, and comfortable in your leggings.
Jacket- Express yourself for with this statement piece Sneakers- Be comfortable, and dare to make a bold statement
Shades- A sporty pair of shades can hide those naked eyes that need a bit of mascara
Hat- Conqure bad hair days with a hat that says ” yeah I’m cool!”
Tank Top– Motivate yourself and others with a tank with a motivational message or statement color that says ” Im on a mission to be the best me I can be!”
Classic Chic Style tips:
With this style option you can go from the effortless stylish mom to the super chic business woman. I also call this style “Persian Chic”. The French, and most Europeans are known for their
“effortless” style. And this my friend is the best kind of style. The key to pulling off this style is ” keeping it simple.
Pulling off this effortless style, you only need a few key items in your wardrobe.
Full skirt- Go for the ultimate classic chic look with a full skirt that says ” I am feminine and I a me powerful”
Fitted top, blouse or sweater– look put together in a well fitted top. A classic black,white or stripe top will give you that ” I know what Im doing flair to well fitted pair of jeans or trousers.
Capri Jeans- Nothing says casual chic more than a pair of jeans that fit you in all the right places.
Blazer- “I mean business”is the message you’ll send with a perfectly tailored blazer. Rock with a bold color to get the attention and respect you want.
Trench- What say ” she has style” better than a trench coat paired with anything?
White Button down Shirt- Step into your business meeting with a crispy whit button down and claim your boss status. * pair with a tie and even the men will accept you as boss.
Ballerina Flats- From kid drop off to corporate meeting, your ballerina flats will have you moving fast in comfort.
Pumps- A great pair of pumps will make you stand tall and look classy while you close that big deal. Cause who doesn’t like a woman in great pair of pumps of pumps?
Inspired Quote by Yolanda Marie: "Being a mother and entrepreneur will never be an easy job, so why not look and feel your best no matter the situation?:
Today's lesson: keep it simple, keep it chic, and be you!
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