Thursday, 9 January 2014

Spring Work Wardrobe Update

work-wardrobe-update
clockwise from top left: cardigans - uniqlo, scarf - weekend maxmara at house of fraser,  skirt - topshop, shoes - dune, bag - marks and spencer

I've been in my job for four years now, and I was an intern before that, and I've owned a significant proportion of my work wardrobe ever since I started. I think maybe it is about time for an update! My usual uniform for work is a pencil skirt and blouse, smart comfortable shoes and a cardigan, with a few simple accessories but nothing over the top.

I managed to leave my beloved (and slightly tired looking) grey uniqlo cardigan on a plane on a work trip, as it was the same colour as the seat(!) so I really want to replace it with a couple more as I literally wore it every day. The shoes and bag are desperately needed as all my flats are from primark and not good for all the rain we've had recently, and my current handbag was bought cheap and in a hurry when my old one broke in the middle of oxford street, and is not particularly practical or wearing well. Finally the printed scarf and pencil skirt are bright and fun and would add a bit of colour to the cold and grey month or three we are expecting. 

I don't have the cash to really fully update my work wardrobe right away (I owe my builder way too much still from the house!) but it is definitely something I will be making sure I prioritise over the next few months. While I hate all those 'dress to get a promotion' articles in magazines, I do think that it is important to dress smartly and professionally whatever your job, as it helps people know you take your work seriously, and makes me feel more confident as well.

What's on your work wardrobe update list this spring?

11 comments:

char said...

Oh I love that skirt. That may have to go into my work outfits mix.

Annie said...

Ooh that scarf is lovely! I don't really have a work wardrobe as it's super relaxed in my office which, weirdly, makes getting dressed a little more of a faff as I'v got so much choice! Grey cardigans and good handbags are a must though so you should deff treat yourself! X

Sophie said...

I'm lucky that I can wear pretty much whatever I want to work - magazine offices are quite causal! But I don't feel comfortable wearing blue jeans and converse so like to go a little bit smart! I do love that topshop skirt - i've seen it in store and it's even better in real life.
Sophie
X

Peacock's Hat said...

I know I would be working a very similar wardrobe to you if I had a chance to wear my own clothes to work! Love those Uniqlo cardis- one can never have too many cardigans!

Lily Lipstick said...

I definitely need to update my working wardrobe as a lot of it was bought when I started working over two years ago. I love that Topshop skirt and will definitely check out Uniqlo's cardigans as my office is freezing! x

FioreFashion said...

I try to dress for the job I want, then remember I work in a lab so grab the bleached jeans and converse :( wish my work wardrobe was as fab as yours.

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Jane said...

Aww too bad about the cardi! I'm on the lookout for a pair of brogues as well, and some nice trousers.

Matthew Pike said...

Uniqlo sounds like the perfect place for it.

Buckets & Spades

Matthew Pike said...

Uniqlo sounds like the perfect place for it.

Buckets & Spades

Maria Fallon said...

I love these picks, I tend to wear bright dresses and jazzy prints :)

Maria xxx