If you’re getting ready for a video interview, client meeting or just a meet-up with your colleagues, you will want to make sure that you can still make an impression on that tiny square you will be filling. Here are a few things you can add to your dressing routine to always look beautiful on video calls…
Style tips for video calls
1. Smart jackets
If you’re looking for style tips for video calls, then layering is the first lesson to keep in mind. Layering your top is a quick way to add a bit more colour and dimension to your virtual self. If you’re wearing a plain everyday top underneath, you can draw more attention to yourself with a jacket by choosing the right one. For business meetings, a blazer may be more suitable like the checked blazer from Van Heusen. Designed with a notched lapel and three-quarter sleeves, it is a smart addition to your WFH look. You can opt for something more informal for everyday use, like the Navy Blue front-open shrug from AND.
2. Solid tops
On a screen, too many prints and patterns may be distracting and too chaotic especially if many people are on the call. Solid colours will add to your overall look without taking the focus away from your face and what you are saying. Choose solid tops like the textured knitted top in Maroon with a V-neck from Ginger or the Dark Blue casual top from AND. The latter is designed with puffed half sleeves and a cutaway collar.
When it comes to makeup, you have to remember that subtle touches like foundation and highlighter make a big difference to our face in real life but doesn’t do much virtually. So you’re better off focussing on bolder aspects like highlighting your eyes or colouring your lips. A little mascara, eyeliner and lipstick will go a long way. The Blackest Black Graphic Jam Eyeliner from SUGAR is smudge- and water-proof and lasts up to 36 hours, so you know it will look as good in the evening as it did when you first put it on. Lakme is always a safe bet for your lip colour. The Absolute Precision Lip Paint comes in 10 rich matte shades so you can match it to your outfit.
4. Hair accessories
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your online-meeting look is to get a few accessories to highlight your hair. You can even play around with a few different hairstyles to see what works best. If you’re leaving your hair open a headband can add a pop of colour to your hair. Try the Yellow floral-printed hair band from Toniq with an elasticated design. If you prefer tying your hair up into a ponytail, the scrunchie in Pink with multi-coloured prints also from Toniq would look pretty.
You can’t miss out on jewellery when talking about fashion tips for video conference calls. There’s so much you can do with jewellery. A statement necklace, sleek earrings, a chunky bracelet, studded rings… there are so many options. You can keep things simple and elegant, like with the beaded necklace or patterned hoop earrings from Estele.
Adding a watch to the mix is another easy way to look beautiful on video calls. You can swap out that bracelet for a watch you usually wear to work. Apart from rings and bracelets, a watch is a great way to highlight your hands. Whether it is to adjust your hair or glasses or if you’re just the type of person who talks with a lot of hand actions, your hands will be visible during a meeting.
Choose an eye-catching strap. Fossil’s Vale Analog Watch with a broad Gold metallic strap will stand out no matter what you wear, while the simple Brown strap of the Timex Water-Resistant Analog Watch will blend into your outfit nicely.