Your Style Sleeve and Entrepreneur Style profile
It helps to visually understand the different types of entrepreneur profiles we at Zukuri UnLtd believe exist.
So what are the 6 Entrepreneur profiles?
The Creative Hipster – creative, casual, extreme style the better, free to wear what they please
Operates in a loose and free capacity – maybe in events or generally in the creative arena where pushing your individuality is key. Works in hubs, cafe, own office/studio or from home. Out and about on the scene & in clients homes
- Creating outfits that are a true reflection of their personality
- Playing with comfy casual or clashing prints, masculine/feminine looks, flats and quirky shapes
- Chic comfortwear with a twist to look great whilst running around
- Funky looking holdall for camera, notepad, iPad & iPhone
- Every day is an adventure in their wardrobe and their clients expect the unexpected
The People’s Person - need approachability as working with many and but not formal with a twist
Operates either at their own practice or home, via Skype, in person. Giving talks to small and large audiences – Coaches, marketing, media and PR professionals.
- Likes outfits that show approachability as coaches covering an extreme nature of topics – clients need to feel welcomed, put at ease by your ‘dress’
- Sourcing unique wardrobe USP items to stand out- accessories, scarves etc
- One off or vintage items mixed with high street, charity or designer
- Foldable flats and kitten heels for travelling about the city as well as a sturdy shoulder bag for iPad/laptop etc
- Needs ‘grab and go’ outfits for networking and giving talks, off the cuff client drinks
The Traditionalist – accounting/finance/legal – tradition meets femininity
Operates in a fairly corporate or professional environment. Industries perhaps Accounting/Finance/Legal/Marketing & PR/Government
- Differentiating yourself but still remaining professional – creating wardrobe USPs
- Balancing the fine art of tradition and femininity
- Signature tailoring in suits and dresses – finding cost effective items that go the distance
- Crisp quality shirts and blouses
- Great heels at sturdy heights – high or kitten heel
- Need to be ‘ready for anything’ – client dinners, entertaining, pitches
- More spending on investment items – good coats, shoes, bags
The Homeworker- relaxed chic, not so client facing but needs to be ready for that Skype call and anything else
Mainly works from home (duh!) or the odd co-working hub/Jelly. Either a new start up, mumpreneur or one who predominantly works from home with ad-hoc casual meetings and Skype calls. Covering a variety of professions – writers, coaches, artists, VAs, holistic health, illustrators – list is endless…..
- Comfort, breathable and flexible fabrics are key as well as the ability to be ‘ready for anything’ that is simple, natural
- Low key make up
- Interesting to look at tops that have some unique features for Skype calls
- Invest in great basics – high quality
- Colour blocking – identify best colours near the face for Skype call
- Interesting detailing around the neck also, for a little extra kick on a call
- Good fitting jackets, shoes or other USPs to make you feel special and jazz up a casual base outfit for a meeting at a cafe or in between to the school run
The Globetrotter/Location Independent - versatile traveller – always on the move
Travels a lot or is location independent. Travel light and needs a tight capsule closet. Can work anywhere via Skype. Maybe travels to meet clients abroad so needs to pack efficiently
- Simple, portable wardrobe with 1 or 2 professional outfits that are multipurpose
- Comfort is key as well as the ability to be ‘ready for anything’- so a good evening outfit, cardigans to cover arms for evenings or to Arab countries
- Creating a great capsule combination of separates which mix well to cover many days
- Multi-purpose outerwear
- Tops some unique feature for Skype calls
- Invest in great basics – high quality comfort fabrics
- Colour blocking – great colours near the face for Skype calls
- Great travel bags for versatility and the essentials laptop, charger etc
The Media Maven - high profile speaker, media scrutiny & spotlight needs constant change – can’t be seen dead in the same thing. Top level CEOs, high profile speakers, presenters.
- A strong signature look is key – flawless, finished and instantly identifiable
- High end investment in great tailored suits, dresses
- Day to Night perfection for evening networking and events
- Perfected and polished dress and jacket options or trousers
- Shoes that go the distance – kitten heels
- Never seen in the same thing twice – media scrutiny perhaps
So watch out for updated Pinterest boards for each entrepreneur. I would love to know where you sit and also help you achieve the right style for your entrepreneur profile. Why don’t you join me and growing community of female entrepreneurs turning the volume up on their style.
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Until next time