In my opinion, board meetings can get pretty stressful. On a day that I know I will be stressed, I make sure my outfit is pre-planned and something that I feel comfortable and confident in. My first boss really ingrained in me the importance of wearing a suit on board and council meeting days, so I alternate between a few of my suits!
I have a few true suits where I bought the pieces together in a set, but otherwise, I usually pair my J. Crew Schoolboy blazers with a matching pair of pixie pants. I think suits can be a little masculine, so I always like to wear a fun, printed blouse under them. Something about wearing pearls makes me feel like I can take on the world, so I always wear my double strand and my studs. I don’t find heels to be super comfortable, so I wear a pair of wedges on important days. (To be honest, I usually wear my black Jack Rogers to set up the meeting, then throw on my wedges at the last minute.)
Do y’all share my dread of board meeting days? Do you have a work outfit you feel super confident in?