I have been thinking about this lately and am curious to get some perspectives. A few years ago I left my full-time job (which was more corporate in culture) to start working as a consultant. I now work with non-profit organizations on strategy and facilitation.
I still haven't figured out what the appropriate attire is for "consultant wear." My clients wear blue jeans to the office and meetings, but somehow this feels too casual to me. I have worn my white and black jeans to meetings but haven't crossed the "blue jean" line yet. I do feel comfortable wearing my jean jacket at meetings and would probably wear a denim dress if I had one.
I facilitated a meeting for an outdoors organization recently that was designated as "casual"--in my sweater set and trousers, I was the most dressed-up person in the room! Any thoughts on "consultant wear" including denim?