Help please.. I'm returning to work after 20 months in maternity wear and then at home in my pyjamas. I get a full wage packet next month and want to blue some of it on a new work wardrobe before childcare costs kick in. I feel really out of touch but having pulled out my 2 years ago work wardrobe it seems really dated.
I'm 31, a size 8-10 and before my transformation into scruffy mum I wore lots of plain, tailored separates with a nod to fashion. I have lots of scarves and jewellery.
The dress code is business but I avoid suits, shift and wrap dresses which I have an irrational hatred for.
I have a lovely Calvin Klein winter coat, some good quality winter boots and a couple of lovely jackets but other than that I'm pretty much starting from scratch.
Any thoughts on what to buy? I have a maximum of £500 to spend... Thanks!
Dresses might become your friend as they are quick to throw on in the morning and you dont have to think about what goes with what Failing that I would buy some nice tops, some good quality trousers and maybe a skirt or two. The easiest thing to do is to make sure it all mixes and matches and then you can add more items as time goes on. Have a look in places like zara and h and m for tops. HTH