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45. How do you conform to or rebel against the dress expectations at your workplace?
Most places I have worked I will try to wear my facial jewelry without anyone noticing, or I'll wear clothes that cover all but one or two tattoos. I'll wear fun shoes or a unique pattern somewhere, I spend most of my first training days at a job scoping out the ways I can push the dress code without breaking it.
I work at home and I often conform. Both my husband and I spend a lot of time in our underwear.
I am my own overlord, so it occurred to me that I could have whatever color of hair I wanted. I'd done all the "normal" colors, so that's why it's mostly teal now.
I "rebel" in that I dress up a bit more than everyone else. If I just wear casual t-shirts and jeans every day, it will feel like I am just lounging at home versus motivating me to work.
i bleached my hair - but i don't have the courage to paint it seafoam green just yet.
I feel like I am in a constant battle at work, because I will push the dress code to the limit (I'm sorry, we all know that a "suit" does not have to mean a matching jacket with matching pants, but apparently no one else in my workplace does) in order to express myself. They have also apparently never heard of accessories that don't involve a pearl necklace and matching earrings? I feel like you should want to get up in the morning and pick out a fun outfit (for you), and if they want to kill everyone's soul by trying to make them feel like they have to wear a gray suit every day of the year, then that's to their detriment. I am proud to say that I have gotten a page added to the dress code, that all but mentions me by name.
I work at my studio at home.
Converse sneakers usually provide the right amount of levity.