Friday, August 28, 2015

Red Lips In the Workplace: Is It Appropriate?

Is red lipstick appropriate for work? 

It's Friday and most of us are preparing for the weekend. Some of us are making plans to get out and enjoy our surroundings. Others, on the other hand, are just glad to get that two day break. I'm getting three days because sometimes I have to spend my Saturdays at work. Speaking of work, I read this blog post that talks about a specific lipstick color and if it goes well with the workplace. That color is red  and not everyone seems to think it is always appropriate. You can read the blog post here

Is red lipstick appropriate for the job? I think it is. I think red lipstick, big hair, and loud colors are perfect for the workplace. There is a traditional look for what we women should wear. It's generally plain suits, mainly black or white dresses, and the black heels that go with everything. The traditional looks are supposed to help us blend into environment more easily. However, most of the time we need to stand out. 

For me, standing out makes me feel better in the workplace. It makes me work better. When I have my red lipstick, sometimes my big hair, and an outfit no one else there would think of wearing I feel alive. I feel like an individual that is there with a purpose. I feel noticed. I don't feel robotic. 

Okay, maybe we are supposed to feel robotic in corporate America. We are supposed to lose our identities and take over whatever identity the workplace is giving us. That's not how life is supposed to be. I say go to work today, wear the best red lipstick you have, and put on something that stands out and makes you look fabulous at the same time. 

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