I’d like you to to meet my friend and fashionista extraordinaire Holly Ladner. She’s so much more qualified to write the next tip–What She Wears to She Speaks. Welcome, Holly!
Hello! It is such an honor to share with you today. If you’re like me, you are thrilled to read what today’s tip is all about. Figuring out what to wear to any event seems to be something we all girls struggle with. I have a few tips that might help you as you prepare for the weekend.
I remember getting ready for my first time at She Speaks….I was nervous and couldn’t decide what in the world to wear. What does “business casual” look like? Can I wear my “nice” jeans? Will people be wearing dresses or pants? It’s hot outside, but what about inside the hotel? These shoes are cute, but they kind-of hurt my feet…I wonder if I should “grin & bear it”? These are some of the questions you may have asked yourself as you are getting ready to attend She Speaks.
First, don’t go shopping. You probably already have what you need right in your closet (or your girlfriend has it – borrow it!)
Second, yes, it’s hot outside, but it can get cold inside the hotel rooms. Plan to wear layers so that you will be comfortable no matter what the temperature. A camisole, a blouse, and a light-weight sweater is an example of how you can create an outfit with options.
Third, business casual means dress pants, trouser jeans, skirts, and dresses. Think “snappy casual” – girly, fun, and comfortable. Leave your “comfy jeans” and beach flip flops at home. Plan your outfits, including shoes and accessories, trying it all on at home. (Cute shoes are great, but make sure you can wear them all day. There is nothing worse than sore feet to distract you!)
Lastly, clothe yourself to meet the Lord…because He will meet you there. Plan your outfits so that He would be honored and you will be beautiful!
I hope this helps as you plan to pack for She Speaks. We had so many emails last year from women stressing about their wardrobe. Our team will think you’re beautiful NO MATTER WHAT, because we already love you. Above all, don’t go into debt to dress or your husband will never let you come back! (I was lucky enough to shop out of Holly’s closet last year!!)