How many times have you stood in your closet staring at your wardrobe, wondering: What am I going to wear today? Ultimately, you opt for your tried-and-true salon comfies because they always seem to work fine. But getting dressed for work can be fun, too. Often, we just need a little inspiration — and Morgan Haile is here to do just that! She gives you the lowdown of what to wear for every nail occasion, inspired by the Spring 2024 Rodarte Look Book.
Your public persona is just as important as your talent when it comes to gaining influencer status on social media — so don't be a wallflower; take inspo from Rodarte and add those florals to your style instead! “Adopting colors and patterns will let your personality shine,” notes Morgan. “It's a great way for your viewers to get to know you.”
It might seem contradictory to advise wearing black when we're talking about spring fashion, but sometimes it's a necessity. If you're working on set, whether for a photo shoot, fashion show or TV/film production, it's important to look professional and remain stain-free. “Black is uniform, plus it's harder to see spills and stains,” Morgan says. “Wearing black allows you to stay looking professional no matter what happens on set or where you have to go.”
When you're heading to someone's home, you want to be comfortable, but professional and approachable. Morgan advises opting for soft neutrals: “It's all about soft yet warm colors that can be worn anytime of the year. Think: ivory, beige, taupe and gray. These tones encourage a calming and comfortable feeling for your client.”
In The Salon:
Even if you don't have an actual salon uniform, it's a good idea to have a consistent style for work. It keeps you looking professional, and it makes it easier to get dressed each morning. Start with looser clothing — “After a few hours behind the table, you want to comfy!” Morgan recommends — but make sure there's still a tailored feel to your clothes so you don't appear sloppy. “Keep your wardrobe neutral for consistency, and add in darker tones or black to hide any spills or messes.”
When you're doing nails at an event, whether day or night, you want your attire to remain business professional. “This style is most appropriate for interviews, formal events and instances where you'll be on camera,” says Morgan. Opt for more formal colors like black, navy and gray, and include textures as well, such as velvet, suede, leather and lace. “You want to dress to impress, but don't steal the show!”