Work wardrobe - spring re-vamp needed

(3 Posts)
LizLemonsGlasses Mon 17-Mar-14 14:47:19

Help me find some decent outfits to wear to work - I'm in need of two or three items to give it a lift now the season's changed and I'm growing tired of my boring black/navy and cream combinations! I've just had a look round Next in my lunchbreak - my usual haunt - but I despair of the general patterny frumpiness.

I mostly live in Tshirts/jumpers, trainers/boots and boyfriend/skinny jeans when at home and am not especially comfortable dressing 'up' so at work I avoid corporate - suits, dresses etc. My role is in PR and communications so I consider myself to have a certain amount of freedom to express myself through style IYKWIM grin so I most often wear slim trousers with a bigger volume top and a jacket or cardy. Footwear = flats and brogues.

I have the basics of a capsule wardrobe I think - slim blue and slim black trousers, a black jacket, cream blouse, brogues, a number of cardys (navy, black, red, pink) - all very 'classic' but lacking a bit of oomph! Plus I have very short hair and risk looking a bit mannish in the styles I prefer. Can anyone suggest some nice stuff - shirts, tops, jackets, accessories - even skirts or dresses! which would inject a bit of colour or femininity into my wardrobe for the new season?

abfabweb Mon 17-Mar-14 19:30:41

I am loving the shift dresses that are around at the moment, do you dare to be a bit different? These are fabulous - I think!

Or maybe look at accessorising what you already have in your wardrobe? There are some fabulous statement jewellery to be found. Try, they have some great ideas.

LizLemonsGlasses Mon 17-Mar-14 21:27:20

thanks abfab, I'm not really a huge fan of shift dresses tbh, I usually feel too 'formal'!

will have a look on the accessories site, I do like a good scarf or a bangle smile

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