When you reach your early twenties, I feel like it's normal to have a bit of a fashion crisis... if you went to uni you will have, like me, spent 80% of the time in pyjamas, 10% of the time in fancy dress and the other 10% in something you just threw on to run to a lecture. So after three years of this, you're thrown into a job where you are expected to look professional and sophisticated...
This isn't a year 10 work experience placement, your black school trousers and your mum's blouse won't cut it this time!
So I've made a list of tips to share so you can manage your workwear style without taking as many wrong turns as me... enjoy!
Please note...I had a dilemma, I couldn't take the pictures at the end of the day because I look all tired and flat, so I had to quickly snap them at the beginning of the day, hence the bad mirror selfies... I hope that the outfit inspiration makes up for the bad photos ;)
I don't have to dress mega-smart at my office, so if you need to be suited and booted I'm sorry, I guess grab those black trousers and hope for the best...
- It can be hard to think of five work outfits, the trick is to mix and match. As long as you have some smart staple pieces, you can wear them with anything to smarten up the overall look.
- I think monochrome is always a winner if you need to look smart, a simple black dress or a white shirt will work wonders.
- Footwear is important to finish of the look. I'm not saying you have to totter around in massive heels all day, ankle boots and brogues work too... but heels always look good. ( I realise I have flat sandals on in one outfit but it was like 30 degrees that day, I wanted to be comfortable...)
- Don't wear mini skirts... its awkward. I speak from experience.
- Try different hair styles. My hair is wavy and untamed naturally so I usually pin it back to make it look like an actual hair style... If I want it tied back I often do this style, its really easy to do and looks pretty.
And then forget all about it for casual Friday! ;)
That's all my tips! The links are attached to the picture :)
Thanks for reading,