I’m in Book Release Week for the second installment in the Sassy Cat Mystery Series. (Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines came out last Tuesday on November 10th.) Understandably, all my events are online. So, of course, the burning question on my mind is: What should I wear?
I read some recent articles about Zoom shirts. People actually have go-to tops for their e-ppearances (thanks for that term, El!).
There are mixed opinions about what makes the best Zoom shirt:
- Wear a shirt that’s not too bright (it’ll look more professional)
- Wear colors (to show off your personality)
- Do not wear white (you’ll blend into the wall)
- Do not wear black (you’ll look like a shadow)
What I’ve realized for me is that I need a Zoom shirt with a great collar. My camera and microphone set-up is such that it only shows off my neck and a bit of shirt. Which is a real shame. At the virtual Bouchercon, I wore this cool Nancy Drew shirt (purchased from Out of Print)…but nobody could see the sleuth image during my panel!
I’ve seen others wearing great accessories on camera, like fashion scarves and statement necklaces. Inspired, I’ve been searching through my accessories and emptying out my jewelry box.
Here are a few finds:
I actually wore this for an interview! (Note: The necklace was custom-crafted by my Taiwanese relative.)
This statement necklace was used for another video:
I even resorted to pretending that this cute headband was a mini looped scarf.
What about this one? Is it too early to wear holiday gold?
Give me your online fashion advice, so I can look snazzy for future virtual events.
What do you wear for Zoom and other online happenings?