What would you wear if you were a guest speaker?
WingBingo · 04/10/2022 20:42
An opportunity has come up to be a guest speaker at an IT conference.
What on earth do I wear?
I’m 5’10”, size 12
I love white trainers and I’ll be moving around in a stage so they might work.
Cinnamonandcoal · 04/10/2022 20:46
Bright coloured suit (Zara has lots) plus your white trainers?
HPandTheNeverEndingBedtime · 04/10/2022 20:46
No idea but is it a similar event as Ted Talks? Maybe watch a few of those with women in your age range and see if any particular style catches your eye.
Midnights · 04/10/2022 20:47
Is there a dress code? If you love white trainers, I'd pair them with a pair of grey suit pants (either tailored and slightly cropped, or wide legged and floor grazing but not in between) and a tuck in top (something like a coloured silk blouse) like these perhaps?
midlifecrash · 04/10/2022 20:50
Sorry to be boring but I would go plain as plain especially if it’s a presentation. Zingy colours and patterns, especially large ones, can be distracting.
WingBingo · 04/10/2022 20:50
@HPandTheNeverEndingBedtime yes like a Ted talk so a good idea to watch a few
loving the white shirt grey trouser combo @Midnights
i do think it needs to be a muted palette
WeThreeKingsofOrientAre · 04/10/2022 21:02
You’ve been invited to speak not to catwalk so they want you for your brain and influence - not your sense of style. So, with that in mind why not wear something which is really ‘you’ and something you feel fabulous in! Enjoy the limelight! 😃
WingBingo · 04/10/2022 21:18
Thank you @WeThreeKingsofOrientAre good advice, which I am looking for.
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