Never heard of Janet Yellen?
She’s about to be one of the most powerful women in the world, a woman whose very lifted eyebrow will cause markets to go into turmoil.
She’s got her look down to a fine art—simple, black or navy, which frames her face and white hair beautifully. (And occasionally this scarf, which seems to be somewhat of an outlier, maybe something she did throw on at the last minute for this “official portrait.”)
The question is, will she bow to the pressure and decide now is time for a change? After all, it’s a natural instinct, to think that the moment you’re in front of the camera, you have to somehow … do something different … be more … be better.
In some cases, that’s important to do — like when you have a big TV interview coming up and your usual get-up involves some version of sweatpants. But let’s hope she isn’t so foolish as to mess with a good thing. Her look is perfect for TV and other visual media — clean and straightforward, nothing to distract the eye from the woman and what she says.
What do YOU do when your big moment arrives? Do you stick with what you know, or do you try to do something different? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
(Ketura Persellin is a personal stylist, image consultant, writer, and public speaker in Washington, DC, and surrounding suburbs. Please contact her for your complimentary get-acquainted phone call.)