Meet Susan from New York City, who finds herself happily wrapping in “Corporate America!” Wrapunzel is honored to have her reveal her wrapping journey in a three-part Blogpost – Part One: Beginner’s Luck!, Part Two: Storage and Structure, and ‘wrapping up’ the series, Part Three: Corporate Me!
It’s Susan’s greatest pleasure to bring you her incredible tips and tricks – read on to see what might work for YOU!
Part Three: Corporate Me!
As my work environment became more familiar with my wrapped presentation, I began to try more variations on my overall office wrapping theme. The most common theme to wrapping successfully in professional office environments, in my opinion, comes from the countless observations made by those around me, especially, “Your wrap always matches your clothes!” My wraps can be simple or complex, but the matching of wraps to what I’m wearing at the time seems to make people interpret that the wrap goes with what I’m wearing, and translates as “fashionable.”
Add a nice pin or beaded headband and one becomes fashionable! If you are so inclined on a given day to give your wrap a special touch of creative interest, go right ahead. My workplace is a very conservative, professional environment, and I work at a senior level position where it’s necessary that I maintain a professional appearance at all times, for the clients and the professionals with whom I interact daily within the course of my responsibilities.
I should mention, too, that I do wrap for medical reasons. With the extensive library of tutorial videos featuring Andrea Grinberg (Wrapunzel Owner and Founder) and the other gracious Wrapunzel ladies, who freely share their wisdom and experience with those of us interested in learning more, Wrapunzel enabled me to start off with manageable “beginner” wraps and expand my wrapping to more interesting and intricate wraps as time went on (and when I invested the time to pursue and practice my wrapping). I then became more and more comfortable in presenting a consistently professional office ‘look.’
I share my experience of wrapping full-time in a professional corporate workplace to benefit anyone who may desire to do so. In no way do I mean to suggest I have any rules or “musts.” Rather, I can only offer how I was able to incorporate my process into what was most effective for me, especially in the beginning. Getting past the beginning and interacting with Wrapunzel helped me put things into reasonable prospective.
In looking to Wrapunzel for ways to evolve my new, daily headwrapping presentation at work, I never missed a day from work in “Corporate America.” I remain grateful to Andrea and all of Wrapunzel for creating a supply of beautiful scarves, accessories and fresh videos showing “how to” and even having conversations.
Upon attending a Wrapunzel Event in February of 2019 in New York City, Andrea asked if I would consider sharing my personal experience of wrapping daily in a professional corporate environment. I submit this blogpost with the very best of intentions and with some wisdom regarding how I managed to streamline my efforts in arriving at my own, personal, corporate and professional wrap style. The reasons we wrap may differ, whether medical, religious, cultural, simple curiosity, a way to manage bad hair days/seasons, etc. Whatever your reason for wrapping, Wrapunzel supports the ideal that each and every woman should feel beautiful in that effort.
I find that wrapping has made it possible for me to feel positive daily, and sometimes exceptional about my appearance (“Wow! Look what I did today!”) as I enter my office. It is my hope that some of my sharing can be helpful to others who are pondering how to get started.
Best wishes to all in your wrapping journey in or out of a professional corporate environment!
Note: I wish to thank my friend and co-worker, Eleanor Healey, who was dedicated in helping me to capture visual images to submit to Wrapunzel in support of this article. As a grandmother of 2, she’s developed a good eye!