I've never actually shared this with you guys but within the last few months I took a step back from my pevious job and have settled into more of a desk job in an office environment, with regular hours. The professional change came with a total change in work wear, as in I had to figure out how to dress for business - without spending too much money on a whole new wardrobe. Now that I've settled into the new work environment, I've developed a uniform of sorts - a typical oufit of mix-and-match separates that work for a 9 to 5 day, and can transition easily into my everyday life. This outfit is a typical day at the office for me that is not only work-appropriate, but also holds up to the chilly winter temperatures I have to battle with my commute to-and-from the city. Read on for additional photos and outfit details.
|Skirt - Smart Set (similar), Sweater and Necklace - Club Monaco|
Jacket - Zara, Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
Admittedly, I'm not as adventurous with my office wear as I am during my time off. I may find myself being a little more creative when the weather warms up, but for the time being I'm okay being a little conservative. The one thing I tend to lean on when dressing for a 9 to 5 office environment is statement jewellery. I rarely reach for big statement necklaces in my off-time, but definitely have them in high rotation at work. A big statement necklace is my little way of injecting some personality into an otherwise very plain outfits for the day-job.