For the fashion conscious amongst us I thought I would pull together 5 key looks for writers:
- Writer At Work Look. This look guarantees the writer maximum comfort whilst at the laptop for several hours. You can achieve this look by wearing pyjamas / track suit bottoms & t-shirt / baggy cardigan / loose-fitting trousers and slippers or fluffy slipper boots. Take this look one step further by going without make-up, scraping your hair up and having a pencil tucked behind your ear.
- The Tweed Writer Look. This look is all about letting the world know that you are a writer through tweed. It screams ‘creative person’. I did some research for this post and when I asked people what they thought writers wear tweed was their unprompted response! Sigh! Take this look to the next level by dressing head to toe in tweed.
- The Stereotypical Writer look. This look is all about tapping into those writer stereotypes from films, cartoons and books. You can achieve this look by wearing dark glasses and dark clothes. Make the most of this look by sitting outside a café (preferably French), drink coffee, and look intense!
- The Geeky Writer look. This is all about tapping into that writer geek stereotype. You can achieve this look with some nerdy thick framed glasses, a bow tie, a tailored jacket and some loafers. Make the most of this look by having a tablet or Mac tucked under your arm and having a really mind blogging plot to talk about.
- The Dress For Your Genre Writer look. This is all about representing your book’s genre through fashion – sigh! For example I like writing Gothic Horror so for this look I would be squeezing myself into some black velvet number complete with precarious stilettos, black hair, fish nets and black lipstick. Loud sigh! Sounds interesting doesn’t it? I think some of my fellow writers representing other genres might have some interesting takes on this look. If there are writers out there who love writing Westerns – I am so envious right now!
If there are any other writer looks out there please let me know!
I am looking forward to seeing what comments I get on this post…