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.
I work in a typical office setting too and have started to under-layer! I keep the pretty stuff on top, but layer with extra tights and fitted tank tops underneath! Also I change into my shoes once I get into the office.. The snow is no match for my pretty booties!ReplyDelete
I'm with you Gabriella - the snow is no match for any footwear other than Winter boots!Delete
You cutie, I always buy statement necklaces and then shy out of them, I adore the boots too very stylish xxxReplyDelete
Blonde Of Carbs
Thanks Jessica! I'm the same, I stay away from statements necklaces - except for at work!Delete
I always bring "work shoes" for the day so I never have to worry about how the weather outside will affect my footwear. I also tend to steer clear of skirts in the winter because I walk for about half of my commute :(. And layering is key!ReplyDelete
Kris | Love. Loft. Life.
Totally agree Kris, layering is the way to go!Delete
Layering is key! I find wearing dresses and skirts in the winter is a lot easier than wearing pants - makes it easier to wear the knee-high boots. On days that are really cold, I'll wear thick leggings underneath a wool skirt, with knee-high socks (snowboarding socks are awesome).ReplyDelete
blush and simplicity
I'm of the same mentality Vicky, I find myself wearing skirts and dresses more in the winter! I'm definitely going to have to give snowboarding socks a try, thanks for the tip!Delete
Lovely! I really like the skirt and the bag! :)ReplyDelete
I really like the monochrome skirt, it's so chic! Combines with the bag :)ReplyDelete
You can wear that short of a skirt in your office? You look adorable, but I've never worked anywhere where I could wear a mini.ReplyDelete