By Jessica R. Key
Beauty is skin deep, but you can’t deny that when you put in the proper work to make your body a temple of health, it shows. When the appropriate diet and exercise routines are coupled with a close relationship with one’s physician, that feeling is reflected in one’s physical appearance, attitude and work performance.
What better way to show off a fit and healthy physique than by draping oneself in clothing fit for royalty? Your appearance — whether sharp and confident, relaxed and cool, or sloppy and juvenile — is often linked to your clothing. Channel your health hard work into finding pieces that complement the body you are currently in.
This quarter Indiana Minority Business Magazine features professionals in the health and beauty industry that are showcasing their fit frames in this season’s hottest clothing.
David Moore,Feature barber, Slick Cutz
Men are having more fun with their wardrobes and using accessories to add life into otherwise boring outfits and to reflect their personalities. If you’re not into the plaid suits, bow ties or
flowers on your lapel, start with a simple hat that can add so
much style. (Short-sleeve shirt, slacks, shoes, hat, JCPenney)
In Indiana, residents can experience all four seasons all in the same day. Since fall months are tricky to maneuver, dress in layers. At work, roll up your sleeves (literally) on days you can be more laid back. (Shirt, tie, vest, khakis and shoes, JCPenney)
Chelsey Smiley, D.C., Chiropractic physician, Women’s Pain Relief Chiropractic
Thank goodness offices are becoming more relaxed in their dress code. Pull out your animal prints and rock them with solid pieces that make your outfit pop. (Peplum top, cheetah skirt, booties, necklace, JCPenney)
Short or tall, full-figured or size 2 — a blazer looks good on any type of body. Choose one in a fun color that will brighten up a drab fall day. (Jacket, multicolored shirt, crop pants, J.C. Penney)
Renee Pillow, CPT, Owner of F.I.T.WITHRENEE
Businesswomen can never go wrong with a skirt and a blouse, but why wear just any skirt and blouse? Spruce up a generally conservative look with jewelry that pops. (Blouse, skirt, jewelry, JCPenney)
All work and no play can make anyone a boring person. Add some fun in your life once relieved from your work duties. Outfits that easily go from day to evening are perfect for professionals on the go. Be sure to choose modern silhouettes in complementary colors. (Jacket, jeweled T-Shirt, slacks, Profyle Boutique; shoes, Renee Pillow)
Acknowledgements: Eskenazi Health, JusFam Photography, Makeup by Rachel Langford, Stylish By India, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.