Yesterday's post discussed removing the "student" tag from my identity. I'll admit that I don't know what's going in its place. Being a student is a lifestyle. Being a copywriter is a job. It isn't simply replacing one title with another. I know that in the weeks and months to come, I'll be shifting priorities around in my life until I find the right balance and the right "tags" to go by my name.
In the meantime, I'm finding it interesting how these perhaps more philosophical thoughts are reflected in my clothing choices. I know what a copywriter wears on Mad Men. I wouldn't mind walking around in Peggy's outfits, but admittedly they'd feel like costumes to me. I also have an image of a modern copywriter at a small creative company, wearing bright colours, drapey shirts and showing too much leg. Again, those would feel like costumes to me. As I dress for this new role, I am looking to blogs for inspiration - namely Lenore of Lather Write Repeat. What strikes me most about her clothes, and possibly this is what makes them both a source of inspiration, and a source of frustration, is that she dresses like her.* But what is me? With a closet full of tweeds and button down shirts befitting a civil servant and a dresser full of cotton basics suited to a university student, it'll be a fun adventure in finding outfits that fit in between, and finding myself.
*Lenore offered me some words of wisdom on Twitter regarding dressing for my interview, and I'll hopefully be able to fall back on them whenever I'm at a loss for an outfit: "Definitely amp up the colour, keep one thing 'businessy' (skirt, dress pants, or button down) then add personality in w/ rest!"