Keep it classy: Dressing for Television
"Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." —Diane von Furstenberg
It's been almost a year since I've entered the world of broadcast television. I had so much anxiety and fear when I first started. It was just so surreal to step into a career I've always dreamed of. I was determined to learn, grow, and perform well. So determined that I forgot I needed to ALSO care about the way I presented myself on air.
I've already had my fair share of fashion faux pas on live television, but that's just the way it goes being televised five days a week with no help of a stylist or makeup team in a small market (you probably get that help when you go national). I finally had to say, "No more!" It was time to change it up!
Firstly, I've started to wear more makeup so the studio lighting doesn't wash out my face. Contouring gives my face more definition on camera. Secondly, I cut my hair shorter in a mature style. The style flatters my face and makes me look a bit older, which helps build credibility. Thirdly, I spruced up my wardrobe with dresses that definitely have style and grace. I finally feel like I've found a style that represents maturity, growth, respect, and personality.
Lesson Learned: Caring about my appearance along with my skill sets is a good thing. It's a whole package-type-thing necessary for working in T.V. broadcasting.