How many of us wakes up early in the morning and start singing of joy just because it’s Monday? How many of us happily get up an hour early before work to try on outfits with a smile on a face, only to finally, in an even more happy state of mind, pick a fantastic looking posh combo to go with my Monday mood. If it’s you, then please leave 😉
I guess there isn’t many of us out there and I bet we all cherish those extra 5 minutes in bed. This is one of my reasons why I’ve decided to transform my wardrobe and create something more of a minimalistic and simplistic work wear capsule. The work wardrobe transformation is a work in progress and I’m slowly getting rid of pieces I haven’t worn in the last 2-3 months and replacing with new trends that I know I’ll be able to enjoy more than one season in a year.
After one crazy morning I’ve said to myself I no longer want to be left looking stupid in my underwear staring at piles (and I really mean PILES) of clothes feeling hopeless. I wanted work clothes that are not season orientated and my work wardrobe was longing for pieces that can be reused 12 months a year.
I’ve become increasingly fed up with the question WHAT TO WEAR FOR WORK? as it had become quite a habitual thing for me that would only bring out the monster inside me. As you can imagine, my wardrobe was uninspiring and my mind wasn’t fashion stimulated any more.
I’ve decided to get to the bottom of the problem which was mainly struggling when buying clothes for work to find the right balance in between: “Classy yet not overly glam, conservative yet not boring, elegant yet more day wear.”
SIMPLE & FEMININE has become my go-to work style.
Today’s outfit post is all about the casual business look and is a part of my working girl wardrobe essentials series.
I’ve recently got myself this Apricot Online skirt for my clients’ meetings but I also wanted to make sure I can style-it-under and wear to work on a normal day too. This blue knee-length skirt seemed perfect for this purpose as it’s quite versatile. This time I’ve paired it with a very simple Zara top but my TIP to make sure it says elegant is to always wear heels and perhaps add a blazer and a professional bag.
One of my rules when wearing down to earth clothing is to add one statement piece, in this case a jewellery. I’ve found this long necklace at M&S and it’s become my very good friend. It’s exactly what I need, a statement piece that is yet very simple.
A little story about this outfit to make you laugh – let me tell you how much challenging fun it was to take these fashion pictures. To be precise, it actually took me two weekends – twice I had to get up really early on a weekend morning, twice I had to dress up, draw a new face on me, and do my hair. it sounds like quite a lot of hassle doesn’t it!
1) The first time I managed to do something with my camera – after I’ve correctly set it, we started taking pictures only to find out later on in car (on my way home!!) that we’d managed (somehow) to switch the setting to auto and whilst pictures looked good on a camera, the quality was very blurry and pixelated when uploaded on a laptop. There is only so much magic that Photoshop can do, there was no chance fixing this.
2) The second time was no less challenging. Why I hear you ask? After our 40 minute drive to Leeds we finally arrived and it started raining. Nothing could stop me at that point though and we decided to visit Victoria Quarter. First few minutes went really well until their security decided to stop us and investigate our intentions a bit further.
Thank goodness they were kind and let us finish – apparently you need a written permission! Has anything similar happened to you before?