I read this article and was very interested in what it has to say. Working it: why the women who wear the clothes give fashion its power
Its a topic I have struggled with. I work part time as an associate lecturer at a university, so when I am teaching I grapple with the concept of dressing for empowerment. I need to empower myself to be the best teacher I can be for my students. This article has got me thinking about why I spend so much time figuring out what to wear on the mornings that I have to go to work.
I like, am drawn to and probably feel most like ‘me’ in feminine silhouettes but I avoid these when teaching….why is that? Could I be better if I wore instead of the black trouser and black turtle neck ‘uniform’ attire I have somehow…..delegated….as ‘appropriate’ for being in front of university students? I think I ought to spend a bit more time uncomplicating my relationship with dressing for work. What about you, how is your relationship with dressing for work? Do you have a favourite (work) outfit that makes you feel like “ain’t nobody gonna take me down! I am king of the world!” …and yes I do mean KING!