YOU NEED A PLAN
What is it that makes our everyday life easier? Having a plan. This simple rule transcends to so many walks of our life, not only our wardrobe. My recent e-book on how to create a general, basic capsule wardrobe successfully treats the subject of organising our closet and style in more detail (you can get a copy for free but joining my mailing list here) but what I want to focus here is discussing everyday outfit solutions for the office girl or a girl who owns a business and needs a business image from time to time. The thing is that you really do not need to struggle every day with picking last minute outfit for work and getting it wrong over and over again. What you need to do is to create a capsule wardrobe for work; come up with a set of uniforms that suit your work environment, that you love wearing every day and which reflect your style. Go girl!
BUILD SOLID FOUNDATIONS
It is not only a house that needs solid foundations first, our wardrobe needs it too! If you have good quality, basic but core items that fit you perfectly and flatter your silhouette, it will be much easier to build on it amazing and unique wardrobe. Start with buying the basics and then add accessories and trend pieces. What is the use of having this super trendy jumper that goes well with simple jeans when you have no jeans in place? Start from the begging with things like classic white shirt, great jeans, a suit because then you will be able to mix and match those items in variety of combinations. I strongly recommend to invest in the key items as much as your budget allows you; remember that you will wear them very often so they need to serve you well!
WHAT IS BUSINESS APPROPRIATE?
Dressing for work does not mean being boring anymore, some business environments embrace the more adventurous dress code still within the business smart or business casual sense. I would still go by the go by the old good rules that apply to any professional scenario:
save the plunged cleavage for later
shorts yes but smart ones and go for the the mid tights length with full coverage tights and chunky heels or flatforms
sports footwear has to be sleek paired with smart blazer or a shirt, leave your gym trainers for the gym
the make-up and the manicure should be in order and not too flashy
instead of flipflops in summer time, you can really find elegant covered pointed flats or beautiful sandals
better be more smart than more casual on everyday basis, even if you are the only one, you will be remembered for the right reasons
YOUR ULTIMATE ESSENTIALS FOR WORK CAPSULE WARDROBE