Simple Rules when shopping for Office/ Work wear

Hi guys,
Thank you for visiting my blog. As promised yesterday I am sharing my images from the collaboration shoot I did with Stiletto & Pearls. When we decided on work wear for one of our looks, I knew I wanted to find a piece that transitioned easily, from day to night. I know quite a lot of women have this issue, closets full of work clothes and struggles when they have to go out after work. I have a few rules that I have put together that should help you make better decisions moving forward and I am working on a capsule post for my subscribers, on simple steps to building a functioning wardrobe for any sizes. 

My peplum skirt by Nastygal is a perfect example of a transition piece. I have styled it two ways in today's post and I will be sharing a third (casual way) of wearing this skirt. I styled it for work and an after work look today. My now sold out blouse from Ladyee boutique takes my skirt from day to night. It can be worn to a cocktail party and even an after work function. My skirt is still available for sale but remember to order up a size, it runs small. 



Cost per wear
I read a post from Clever Girl Finance last year and it reinforced some of my shopping practices and it is a reminder for me when I shop. It is important that when you are buying a piece of item for work, that you think about how often you see yourself wearing it. A classic black blazer (I linked one for under $40) is an example of an item that I would spend a few extra dollars on because its a great transition piece that can be worn day or night.
Think Brights
While wearing blacks, blues and grey colors are the first thoughts that come to mind when shopping for work wear, I urge you to start looking at some brights. I am not saying fill your closet with only brights, but look into colors like yellow, brighter shades of blue, green which are perfect for work too. 

Add patterns
One of my all time favorite fashion tricks is mixing prints. You can adopt this trend easily into your work wear from pants to skirts and blouses. These items can easily be worn off duty with denim or even just as is.

 Invest in fitted items
There is the believe out there that work wear should have a certain "look to them" and I tend to see a lot of women in ill-fitted items in the name of looking work appropriate. This in turn creates the problem of having nothing to wear or having pieces that can't transition from day to night. Lets face it, when we are off duty, we want to dress better, so invest in body appropriate fitted items.
 Accessories are just as important
While having "work shoes" are great, if you start thinking about work wear as shopping for your closet and not just for work, that shift will make a big difference to your closet. This doesn't mean investing in shoes that you can't walk in, what I am saying is buy shoes that you know you can wear outside of work. Basically think broader, when picking jewelry, handbags, etc. 

This list touches on some areas but as promised I am working on a detailed post that will change how you shop and eliminate some of the common problems women face with their closet. I have created a list of what I wore and similar options below. Thank you again for reading and I hope you share this with someone who would benefit from this post. Leave a  comment and let me know what you think. 
Thanks!

4 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Where do you take your photos?

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. Thanks dear, I took them by shops at Buckhead it's right off peachtree street.

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  2. This couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I'm starting a new job soon, and my goal is to buy new clothes that are professional but can be worn for pretty much any occasion. I don't wanna buy or wear anymore suits or ill-fitting clothing just because they're what people "typically wear" to work. Thanks for sharing, Titi!

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