Finding the right wardrobe as a notary public is difficult. Do you go for casual – classy? What about stylish? Are you allowed to be stylish? Dr. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe wants to remind you that in her experience as a notary public in Oklahoma City, your wardrobe is the least of your problems. When you are meeting up with clients, the last thing they focus on is what you are wearing unless it is the most unusual thing they have ever seen. Here is a key tip: do not wear something unusual. Whether you are striving for a particular style or you just want to throw some clothes on, there are a few things you should consider.
The first thing is how you present yourself. Regardless of whether or not someone notices your clothing, they will notice the way you present yourself. If you smell bad and your clothes are baggy and unflattering, chances are your aura is not going to be very welcoming. Most people will feel uncomfortable to even approach someone that seems to be dressed in garbage, let alone do work with them as a notary public. Tinsley Keefe has seen numerous mangy notary publics during her time as one in Oklahoma, and because of that she is constantly giving wardrobe tips to other notary publics and receiving them in return.
The second thing to remember is that you are doing a job, not going to a night out in the city with your friends. There is no one to attract. Do not put on your sexiest black dress or tux – just dress normally. Dr. Tinsley Keefe pulls from her experience seeing over-dressed notary publics in OKC and advises against the dinner-club style. The best way to find a suitable wardrobe as a notary public is to throw on a pair of nice jeans or “work pants”, a nice blouse, and call it good. If you spend too much time freaking out on what to wear, you will miss the entire point of being a notary public in the first place.
The last thing that Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe shares from her time as a notary public in Oklahoma is the warning: do not dress lazy. Dressing lazy is easy to do sometimes, especially when you get so caught up in a routine and then you get comfortable in it. You start to care less about how you look and more about getting the job done . . . which is good. On the other hand, what is not good is showing up to stamp documents in your pajama pants and a camisole. No one wants to feel like they are meeting up for a slumber party when they are trying to do something legally binding with the government.
If you follow Tinsley Keefe’s advice on wardrobe choices as a notary public, you are sure to struggle a lot less in the future. Just use your common sense and you will be fine.