To say class and project presentations are overwhelming would be an understatement — they are dreadful (side note: In all seriousness, I’m convinced that educators assign presentations for their own entertainment and twisted pleasure). From the standing for over twenty minutes in front of peers, to uttering words practiced in front of your roommate for days on end, let’s face it: presentations have little to do with what you know and more to do with how you present yourself. With so much stress and conflicting factors at work, why not take up the opportunity to control at least one element of your presentation: the outfit.
Choosing what to wear for a presentation is always tricky, but the key thing to remember is context. What you wear to an informal project presentation may not be as appropriate to wear to a prospective job interview. Luckily, college classrooms and lecture halls leave a bit more wiggle room for a Fashionista to add some imagination and creativity to his or her outfit — at least one would hope so.
With some personalized flare and confidence, this Fashionista exhibits the ideal presentation look of stylish, casual and primed. Presumably, comfort should always be the deciding factor when it comes to class long presentations , but sweatpants and sweatshirts are excluded from this scenario for obvious reasons. This Fashionista’s oversized navy blue blazer adds volume, striking a balance of professionalism and poise. Aiming for a more toned-down blazer form? Try Free People’s sweater version of your everyday blazer, or raid your nearby thrift stores to find racks of unique blazers of all categories.
As goes for almost every event imaginable, one can never fail with a pair of well-fitting skinny jeans. While the pairing of her blazer with the magenta chiffon blouse is borderline office attire, her choice of charcoal-colored jeans in comparison to the more popular dark blue shade adds an element of youthfulness, without downplaying the outfit’s overall sass factor. Interested in upping your bold factor? Try rocking these NASTY GAL gray-toned ombré high waist jeans, a spin-off of your traditional gray skinnies. Above all else, this Fashionista has an eye for accessories as she created her own headband using a satin scarf that now serves a dual purpose, not to mention the classic pearl earrings and those eye-catching taupe mid-ankle boots. By the looks of it, this Fashionista deserves a solid A+ for presenting her best look forward.
One Simple Change: If heading out for day in town, grab a pair of oversized sunglasses to achieve the ultimate diva status get-up.