Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Be Confident in a Meeting (Attire and Etiquette)

Preparing an attire for a business meeting can absolutely lead to the first impression. We are lucky to live in a modern century, when every 'how-to' is online, and we can just browse for the inspirations, and guidelines from others. Though we do not have many designer' clothes to define us with the price tags, we are able to look expensive in whatever we have in the wardrobes. Dressing up like a pro is not only boosting the individual confidence, but first impression towards others also. What matters the most in the meeting? Attire and etiquette.


One of the most crucial things is the 'attire' Have you ever heard 'dress to impress'? I think this quote can be used in every situation, not jut a special date anymore. Whenever I have a formal blogger event, or business meeting to attend, I always pick either grey or black blazer to be my BFF. The truth is I think this piece can be a life-saver in many occasions. No matter if we wear a tank-top, high-waisted jeans, and loafers for a casual daytime catching up with friends, simply add the blazer and see how the vibe of the look can be different. Just one item can elevate the street style to become a minimalist inspired professional look. 

However, the most important thing is to feel confident in our own outfits (like I said before that self-esteem in style and appearance's the key). Try pairing the pieces in front of the mirror, or organizing them like a fashion flatlay on Instagram (seriously, this account is the bomb!), and see how everything works out. 


Blogging for The Equinox Fashion has taught me to be on time, humble, and respect the people I have met. There are a lot of things that we can learn from blogging, not just the connection we get. 

Punctual is a must, modesty can make people love us, meanwhile learning how to accept or decline the offer is a big deal too. Be clear of why you are there, try to ask and understand everything about the work, assignment, or proposed project. Some of us might hesitate to say no because we do not want to hurt the feelings of others, however, saying no doesn't hurt anybody, right? I know it is hard to reject the client, but I also think that saying no can lead to another greater upcoming opportunity too! It doesn't mean that we will lose the opportunities forever! Personally, I have said no to lots of online retailers, though they proposed me with the social media exposure. I don't know about you, but if I feel like I don't want to do it, then I am not going to force myself. Trust your gut!

Act quick, but think thoroughly. 

Shirt by Uniqlo

photo by Lauren, Fashion Panic


  1. Exactly! You have to feel confident and comfortable in what you wear. A blazer is a cool way to feel pulled together and knowing the terms of a deal is essential to having a successful meeting.


  2. Great post! I found this very helpful 'cos I have a lot of meetings to attend this month and I'm always awkward in such scenarios <3

  3. Great advice you should not feel uncomfortable to said no to a project if you communicate it in a professional manner. You look stunning and confident.

  4. Very cute !

    Giveway, win a pair of Polette Sunglasses !

  5. Well, you do look smart, dear! xoxo

  6. Cool as always! And your hair is <3

  7. Dear Gail, you are really right with what you share here! I have business meetings since much more than 20 years and I can only confirm what you write. Love your business look, I think with this look you are prepared very well <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  8. Fantastic look love the boots

  9. Happy New Year beautiful Gail, I wish you all the best for 2016 !
    Your advice are very interesting and I really love your outfit. Kisses :)

  10. Gail this is the perfect example of a look that's corporate, but is still trendy and shows your individual sense of style. This grey blazer is stunning. PLUS, I totally respect you for saying know to clients- I do the same! I think it's really silly when bloggers write sponsored content/showcase products that are not a true representative of them or their brand

    Rachel xx

  11. stunning,great look and very appropriate for a meeting

  12. Loveee how you always write helpful posts, tips on life, fashion blogging, and work. Get itt girl! I find that saying no or yes to an email is a lot easier than in person, ofc, there's no right on pressure.
    Joua To The Rescue

  13. these are good guidelines:-) and i love the outfit! you look great, both stylish and professional! xx