This weekend was the third annual Sierra Leonean Empowerment Network (SLEN) conference, and I was happy to attend this inspiring and purposeful event. SLEN encourages professional networking, targeted career advancement and use of professional skills to make a positive impact on our native land of Sierra Leone. Check out their Facebook page for more information about upcoming programs or events.
I decided to have fun with my professional attire this year, and go with a bright, color blocked combination that is warm, friendly and inviting. For the majority of my career, I have held tight to a code of very conservative professional dress. Dark suits, hose with skirt suits (in the winter) and a neutral colored top with a string of pearls was my work uniform for a number of years. In my view, being a woman litigator was tough enough, I didn't want more focus to be placed on my outfit, than on my argument. Gradually, I've decided to have more fun with my work and professional attire. I still believe in conservatism for strict professional settings (I wouldn't wear this combination to court) but why can't lawyers have a little fun while at work? Even if it's just a fun pair of shoes...
Don't ask my why I always get caught laughing with my mouth wide open, maybe it's because my suit combo is so much fun :).
What do you think? Would you hire a lawyer who dressed this way? Thanks for reading.
Suit & Shoes - Zara, old
Jewelry - Rayo via Experience Zazaii in Lagos, email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and check out their Instagram: raya.jewellery