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What To Wear In and After Zoom

What To Wear In and After Zoom

Are you getting nervous or excited about knowing what to wear in and after Zoom and actually entering a room?

Dressing after Zoom, meaning from head to toe, doesn’t have to be stressful.

But, not knowing what to wear is self-destructive to your confidence and bank account.

Take a look at the video I made last week where I do a bit of ranting and introduce foreign items such as lipstick, shoes, pedicures, and BRAS!!!

Ohhh, and the free webinar I mention in the below video is set for
April 9, 2021 at 11am EST.
Register HERE and get ready to break out of your
Covid Zoom Cocoon with style.

Out Of Zoom – Into A Room

 

Register HERE and get ready to break out of your
Covid Zoom Cocoon with style.

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person are here for 2020 and beyond.

Whether for Zoom, aka remote, meetings, presentations, speaking, selling, dating, connecting, or anything else you can think of, you’ve turned your camera on more than ever before and I bet sometimes you wish you didn’t have to.

You’re being seen and heard in ways never imagined before, but have no fear because the tips I gave in the below Tips On Looking Good On Zoom presentation to the New Canaan Ct. Library, will help you turn that camera on with confidence and, dare I say, glee.

Note: Each what to wear tip will help you get out of your wardrobe rut for on-camera and in-person meetings.

Click on the remote control and enjoy the show.

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

Tips On Looking Good On Zoom and In-Person

NOTE: In this presentation, I offered a few free Know What To Wear calls with me.
I no longer have time left for any calls in December, but since I mention this opportunity in the video, here’s the link to book your call with me, but…

Please only book a free call with me if you are seriously tired of the problem of not knowing what to wear and want help to fix it.

Dressed For Success

Are You Dressed For Success?

 

Dressed For Success

Being an image consultant during a pandemic has not kept me less busy.

Surprised?

Many women have chosen to stay in PJs, leggings, or sweatpants for the last 8 months. In a way, they’ve given up on themselves, and I don’t need to tell you how bad that is for one’s self-esteem and confidence.

The women who after the first month of self-quarantine, started taking regular showers and throwing on clothes that made them feel and look somewhat normal in not normal times, started noticing that their business, minds, and lives started to look and feel viable and attractive.

Those women have kept me very busy working virtually. They got the whole dressed for success thing.

Here’s an excerpt from the NYT’s article about the German designer Jill Sander that really caught my eye about how women are dressing these days:

She may, in fact, have the answer to the question that has been bedeviling not just fashion but all of us who have had to pull ourselves out of bed and the slough of despond to negotiate life since lockdown began: How do we dress, not necessarily for the world that comes next, but to face the world we are in?
The first thing to know: It does not involve sweatpants.
“I think that radical down-dressing is a drainer.” 

To me, this is nothing new, as I’ve held the belief that dressing well doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable since I’ve started styling women 14 years ago.

You might not be going out as much as usual, but thanks to Zoom,
you are being seen more than ever.

What if I told you that you’re losing money and self-esteem by not showing up as your best self, even if it’s only for yourself?

Waiting – is costing you one of the most valuable assets a successful businesswoman can have, self-confidence.

If you find yourself saying…

“I want to wait till I lose weight before I dress better.”
“I want to wait, till I fix this…  I want to wait till I get this done.”
“I want to wait till I look better.”

What are you really waiting for? What are you possibly avoiding?

Don’t let the waiting get in the way of your life and business!

Come on! What if you never get it fixed and you’re still waiting and all you’ve wasted is time?”

You know what? If you can’t fix it, I know how to cover it up.

There’s nothing that you are telling yourself now, that you weren’t already saying pre-Covid.

If you were unsure about what you should wear before, there’s no way you’ll know after the craziness we’ve been living in for the last 8 months.

I invite you to get one of the 3 spots left this month for your free Always Know What To Wear call, valued at $100. Let me help you stop being afraid of being seen.

Remember, I know how to accent the positive and hide the negative with clothes & accessories, and some of us have a bit more to hide lately. 😳

Get your Know What To Wear call here.

 

 

 

 

 

How Can I Improve My Wardrobe?

How To Get Their Attention OnLine

How To Get Their Attention OnLine

How To Get Their Attention OnLine

 

Sometimes going online is the only way to get an outcome you not only desire but also need.

A few months ago a client asked me to help her find a dress to wear to her son’s wedding reception in the fall.

I sent her links to a few dresses I felt she’d look great in plus one dressy 2 piece pants outfit. She didn’t ask for pants, but I felt she would look spectacular in this particular outfit.

Some of the dresses were lovely on her, but she LOVED how the pants outfit looked on her and the photos she sent me of her wearing it showed how stunning she looked and felt.

Note: She would never have picked the winning outfit on her own.

She mailed back the dresses as she didn’t need them, and…

Done.

Unfortunately, the pants set was damaged as the box that it was shipped in took quite a beating,

Not done.

The easy solution was to order another one and send back the damaged one.

Done.

A few months went by, and she still hadn’t gotten credit for the damaged set she had returned.

Not done.

She reached out to me to ask for advice as her emails and telephone calls were not getting her the refund that was due to her.

I told her to go their FaceBook page and very nicely explain the problem, and wouldn’t you know it, she got a response and refund in less than 24 hours and now it’s Done!

What are you saying?

Now if you’re working and being seen online, I want you not to look like everyone else.

If you dress too casually, simply, or unimaginatively, you’re showing your existing and prospective clients how you see your business or GASP, them!!!!

Watch below to see what I feel so strongly about and how to get their
attention online in a good way.

Let’s talk about how we can make you not disappear and lose clients.

 

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

Say what????

Everyone in your meeting sees how you show up.

I’m watching you & am here to help.

Some people told me- “Your business must not be doing well these days.”

I replied – Umm, actually the opposite is true because I’ve been working virtually for years.
No ‘pivot’ was needed.

March wasn’t pretty for anyone.

In mid-March, I was glued to the TV in my bathrobe pretty much all day and night.  However before the month was over I got dressed every morning, put on makeup pretty much every day, and went back to doing what I do best – helping women always know what to wear.
Yes, even during a pandemic.

What you wear even when you rarely leave the house matters. It matters a lot.

Wearing t-shirts and PJ bottoms with beds or kitchens in the background while being on Zoom or Skype doesn’t scream out authority, talent, ability, or confidence. And turning off your camera says either you don’t care enough to show up or worse, you don’t have confidence in yourself.

It isn’t the way to get new and better clients.

It isn’t a way to make more money.

It certainly isn’t the way to improve your mood or waistline. 😬

The way you show up on a Zoom meeting depicts how you show up
to your clients and management.

What Does Working Virtually Mean?

Everyone in your meeting sees how you show up.

The business world rapidly got a lot more competitive and for the women who wanted to grow their business and self-esteem, they had the below to help them succeed.

Here are the ways I’ve been working virtually 100%.

I first offered on-line personal shopping to my existing clients 6 years ago.

About 5 1/2 years ago I added virtual personal styling with or without online shopping.

4 years ago a client urged me to create  Scarlett On Call which is only for the women who’ve already worked with me.

3 years ago I created a great online video course called Dress Without Stress.

I had four sold-out Virtual Styling Workshops.

Executive team leaders hired me to show their teams how to look and feel their best, which I call getting Zoom-a-fied, so they look as professional in a virtual meeting as they previously did in person.

I virtually helped one client pack for a 2-week city and country style trip.

Another client asked me to help her decide which clothes to take with her on her move from one state and lifestyle to another. Why move what you won’t need or wear?

Others wanted what to wear, makeup, lighting, and background tips for looking great on Zoom.

I created a new 4-month program called Clothes The Deal that includes all of the above, but I haven’t made it public yet.

I’m here to help you too.

Pick a time HERE for you to have a 20 minute free Stop Stressing About Dressing call with me, and I’ll help you identify one of the reasons you struggle figuring out what to wear and out to fix it..

Results

“Thank you for helping settle me down. Lots of upheavals, but grounding to know what to wear.”  – Jane Pollak

“Scarlett gave me makeup tips, we put together Zoom ready outfits and she picked the best virtual background along with lighting and other suggestions. It was fun and so helpful.  
Later that day I was in a Zoom meeting and one of the attendees said that I looked great and they loved the virtual background. Since then I’ve received many additional compliments.” – Christina Larson

“I hired Scarlett because I wanted to figure out a style that would work for me – casual yet professional. She met or exceeded my expectations by having a ton of options ready to go when I arrived, tirelessly chasing down different sizes, and frankly nailing combinations that would work for me right from the get-go. My favorite part was how effortless the whole process was – and how good and comfortable I feel in the resulting outfits. I call Scarlett an absolute expert in her field – and overall a miracle worker!”  – Hanah Brooks

“I writing this email to let you know the effects of your presence are long-lasting. Several times this week I have consulted the photo album of different styles you created for me and I have thanked you often… for making my life so easy, in knowing what to wear, and to be able to “dress without the stress”.  It was well worth it, and a very wise investment.  Thank you, again for doing what you do!” – Sandra Sergeant

Pick a time HERE for you to have a 20 minute free Stop Stressing About Dressing call with me, and I’ll help you identify one of the reasons you struggle figuring out what to wear.

 

My 3 Most Watched Videos On YouTube

 

Most Watched Videos On YouTube

The temperature is in the sizzling range for most of the country, so I thought you’d enjoy three of my ‘hottest’ videos on YouTube.

Oh, come on, I mean my most-watched videos on YouTube.

 

 

I have a few times left in July for you to have a FREE
Always Know What To Wear call with me.

Go here to pick your time for your free 20-minute call. 

I’m really looking forward to showing you how to always know what to wear.

 

 

 

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

It’s time for me to give it to you straight and stop avoiding telling you the truth.

If you’re experiencing:

1. Not knowing how to look good and still be comfortable.
2. Not knowing how to dress for your body shape.
3. A closet filled with clothes that don’t really go with each other.

Then you need to work with me because if you don’t, you’re going to experience:

1. Overwhelm, insecurity, frustration, and regret – another year wasted.
2. Feeling stuck and unhappy by continuing to wear and buy the same things over and over.
3. A realization you wasted an opportunity to look great now from the waist up on video and for when it’s time to get out of your house possibly, like me, few pounds heavier.

Invest and believe in yourself now while you have more time because not knowing what to wear is exhausting, frustrating and expensive.

I’ve been virtually showing women what clothes, colors, and styles work and don’t work for their shape, life, age, and budget for years and now it’s your turn.

 

It’s time for you to also stop being tired of stressing about dressing.

Sign up for either a basic or premium virtual styling consultation by April 30, and I’ll add my Dress Without Stress video course with unlimited
Q & A in a private FaceBook group as a bonus during these challenging times.

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

Virtual Wardrobe Styling Will Show You What To Wear

It’s important to shower, get dressed and put on some makeup almost every day so that we protect our minds to make ourselves feel better and stronger.

We might be a bit heavier in weight, but can be lighter in our thoughts by taking the time to learn how to look and feel our best.

With being in quarantine due to Covid-19 it’s way too easy to get lazy and stop caring about how we look, but when we can get out again how we look and present ourselves is going to be very important.

 

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

Here’s How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings
and
Look Great From The Waist Up

Smile, because you really are on candid camera.

Now more than ever you need to be camera-ready pretty much every day.

While living in this new normal we still need and should connect with others, and we’re mostly doing so from the waist up.

You’re either meeting with your clients, team, friends, and even dating via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. 

Perhaps you can use the extra free time to create those videos you
keep putting off to connect with your peeps.

Watch this video to learn how to look good in virtual meetings and get the tips to get you looking great from the waist up while working, connecting, and dating virtually from your home. 

If you’ve been following me, you know that I love giving tips on how you can look and feel your best. Yet, in this crazy and scary time, it’s not easy to even get out of your pjs…trust me, I know. No really, I KNOW!!!

How To Look Good In Virtual Meetings

Want to learn how you can look great virtually and eventually in person too? Go here to find out how you can finally learn what YOU should wear.

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Working Virtually?

Working Virtually? Then You Need To Know How To Dress From The waist Up.

Nobody, nowhere, no way, and no how could have even dreamed up what we and I mean WE are going thru right now.

For many, the ability to continue working is a blessing and a curse as they are regularly exposed to the Coronavirus. But without them, we wouldn’t have food, medical care, medications, pet needs, and our beloved Amazon shipments.

Some lucky people can conduct what is left of their business virtually via Zoom, Skype, etc. and are currently only seen from the waist up.

So, what to wear when working virtually?

First, be sure to wear the color or colors nearest your face that makes your skin tone look healthy. Now more than ever, you need to give the impression of good health and strength when you’re fortunate enough to have it.

Avoid any color that makes your skin look sallow. Instead, wear colors that match your eyes as that is a sure bet to be flattering for you. When unsure, wear blues such as navy, teal, or turquoise.

First, get out of your PJs. Psst, I’m in my robe as I write this, but in my defense it’s Sunday.

As tempting as it may be to throw on a clean t-shirt, instead wear a top you would wear if you were presenting in-person, in-office or attending networking events.

Here’s a simple outfit to put together with what you already have in your closet and in case you’ll be virtual from head to toe, I’ve got you covered. You’ll be and feel attractive, comfortable and ready for being seen on screen.

Put on long loose tops, such as a tunic style top or pullover that’ll cover your tummy & tush in case you need to stand up. You’ll at least be comfortable at a time when most feel anything but.

Tie one on…shame on you, I meant a scarf. It will give instant oomph to your comfy outfit and make even the most basic of tops look like you made an effort.

Throw on boots, flats, fun sneakers or sandals depending upon the weather. If you’ll be staying seated, go ahead and wear your fuzzy slippers. One silver lining is that you can be comfortable and not wear any shoes that will cause you any discomfort.

P.S. I’m wearing my slippers while on a virtual personal styling call in the photo above.

TIP: Be sure to be eye level with your camera so nobody looks up your nose.

MAJOR Tip: Turn your camera and microphone off when you are multi-tasking or using the bathroom. Yup, that really happened and you can look it up if you want to. #PoorJennifer