Alright...this is probably not true, unless you have either gained or lost a bunch of weight, you may have nothing to wear on video. You just need to do some searching and stop avoiding the task. Here’s 5 tips to change that!
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Hi, Katrina Marie here. In today's video we're going to talk about not making business videos or videos for your business because you have nothing to wear.
Maybe you have been thinking about making videos and this little thing comes up like, “oh no, I can't make videos because what am I going to wear? I really don't have anything to wear on video.”
Maybe everything you have is so casual. Maybe you're just feeling kind of just lazy and it feels like too much work. You might be asking “Why would I do videos when I can do like a podcast or better yet?”
Just writing a blog article, you never have to show your face or think about what to wear.
Yeah, I mean it kind of seems like the easier way out. But if you're somebody who wants to create videos for your business because you know that it's going to be a better way to connect with your audience, then you’ll need wardrobe.
So, I'm actually really lucky that I was a fashion designer for years and years and fashion styling is something that I enjoy doing.
It's something that I do weekly. I always am picking up wardrobe for the studio. There's thousands of pieces of wardrobe for filming.
I put the time and the money into solving that problem of having nothing to wear. So I never have to come to the studio and say, “Oh, I can't film the video today because I have nothing to wear.”
That's like the worst feeling.
So let me get into my five tips for solving this problem, so that you don't have to say you have nothing to wear a video.
#1 - Search your closet for your favorites
So rather than just thinking that you have nothing, what do you have? It can be one top, or two tops, or a really cute dress, or something that makes you feel good
Gathered together a couple of them, even if they're not perfect for how you want to present yourself on video, so that you can get ideas of what you do want to wear.
Maybe it's a certain color. Maybe the style doesn't fit you anymore or maybe it's too tight, but maybe you still really like a blue color. Maybe that goes with your branding.
So you want to start with your closet. I've done that. I actually trade back and forth. Sometimes I bring home studio clothing because I figure I'm not going to wear it here. Sometimes I go through my closet and I pull stuff to where at the studio.
Usually, if it comes here, it doesn't go back home because it becomes studio wardrobe. It may be that what is in your closet might be different than what you were on video. But there might be a little bit of overlap.
I'm saying start with your closet though because your closet is free. And it's a great way to just kind of get an idea. Then the next step to that would be to actually try them on, then go on video and see if it's going to work.
I'm not a huge fan of like gray sweatshirts and real casual stuff. I like to dress up and look a little more professional and feel like a better version of myself. So at home I might just wear a black tank top and yoga pants.
But, when I go out in public, I always throw on a cuter shirt that might be like loose and flowy. And then at the studio I try to take it up one more notch.
So maybe you want to do the same.
#2 - Borrow clothing from a friend
So maybe you have a friend that is super fashionable. Maybe you're close in size. Maybe you can go over to her closet, just to get a few pieces to make those videos. Maybe she's a little more fashionable. Maybe she can help you choose some things out.
It's always nice to just kind of fall back on friends or family members or somebody else that has put a little bit more into their wardrobe. Maybe they have a more professional job or maybe they have a job that requires them to have some nicer clothes.
So, you don't just think like you have to rely on what you have in your closet. Take that next step and see if somebody can help you out.
#3 - Go on a wardrobe shopping spree
You can even bring that friend with you on your shopping spree because then you just kind of get a second opinion. It's always good to have a second opinion because then you aren't just stuck in your own head.
And maybe they can let you know whether good or not.
It's just nice to have a second opinion.
You don't have to buy a ton of clothing. You can buy just whatever, you know, if you're gonna film five videos, maybe look for five tops. If five tops is too much, maybe you could start with three tops and just get started on making your videos.
Just get enough tops to get started.
So when I first started, I hardly had anything. I had maybe six tops that I had kind of pulled together or found somewhere.
I actually hired this girl to be like a helper at the studio and I found that she had a really great fashion sense. So I said “you just find me something to wear because I obviously don't really know what to wear and I'm feeling a little too fat.”
She just went over and said, “I think you should wear this and this and I think you should wear this and this. She picked out outfits for me and even did a bit of online shopping. So then I didn't really have to worry about it.
Now that actually leads into number four.
#4 - Hire a professional fashion stylist
So if you feel like you are just not able to take on this right now, maybe because you have other work that you need to do. Maybe you're just constantly working in your business and taking that extra time to go shopping is not going to work. Then you can hire a professional.
They will look at you, they will judge what colors look best, what styles look best.
If you tell them it's for video, then maybe they're going to choose things that are a little brighter, bolder and take you a little bit out of your comfort zone.
You still have to like what you're wearing, but maybe they can find things that are just going to really work for you on video. Of course you'd want to let them know that it's for video and maybe they come over to see the clothing on camera.
Then you can both learn together what looks the best on you for your videos.
#5 - Rent clothing to wear and your videos
So you could actually go to sites and rent clothing. This is especially useful if you are plus size, or if you're having trouble finding clothing, or if you don't have time to like go shopping. Then you can rent something and they will send it to you.
Also, if you want a designer look, but you don't want to buy it because maybe it's $400 for a dress. Then you can rent it for maybe $75 and wear it for that video, then send it back.
Honestly, I have not done this because I find my stuff very affordable. But maybe you have a special video that you're making and you want to do that. S
You should be able to just google “rent clothing” and sites will come up. Then you could find out all the details. Maybe you can find really cute things like pinup dresses or whatever, you know.
There's so many different options out there.
Alright, that is basically it for my five tips on choosing wardrobe and putting that time into finding wardrobe for your videos so that you never have to say again, “but I have nothing to wear.”
I know how frustrating that can be and I don't want you to be in that place. It feels so much better to be able to, walk into your video room or a video studio and say “oh, that would work perfect for that video.” or “Oh, I'm so glad I bought that because I can use that here.”
It doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can be fun. You can make it fun. You can work in some time to find clothing for your videos. I know you can.
So now I would love to hear from you
Have you had this problem as well?
Have you felt like you wanted to make videos but you just weren't sure what you were going to wear and how did you move past it?
If you haven't moved past it yet, which one of my tips are you going to use to move past it? I'd love to hear from you. Leave that in a comment below.
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All right, so that is basically it. I’ll see you again in another video. Bye. Bye.
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