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Do you mix & match work clothes & non-work clothes?
or do you keep them completely separate? I know it's ridiculous but I always seem to get bogged down by this. Obviously, if you have uniform for work, or have to dress very formally every day then it doesn't apply. I need to be fairly smart for work (trousers, nice top and often a blazer, or a dress for more formal meetings etc) but I seem to have very few nice clothes for days at home, and nothing for going out in the evenings. I could wear 'work' tops with jeans (or even a work outfit with different shoes or jewelry) but I seem to have a mental block about it and end up looking really scruffy on my days off. So what do you do?
I work very part time, so my 'work' clothes tend also to be my smartish going out or away for the weekend clothes, whereas at home I tend to be in jeans or yoga stuff. When I worked full time there was a bit more of a separation as I bought stuff specifically for work, but it's not worth it now.
My work stuff is entirely separate and I would never wear it outside work, unless I had to go to a funeral or personal business meeting of some sort. Also, I'm more scared of mucking it up as my home life involves children, dogs and a garden
I mix and match. I mostly wear a uniform (scrubs) at work but I have some smartish work for meetings, conferences, clinics etc. Cardigans overlap between 'work' clothes and 'non-work' clothes. I also recently bought two dresses for work and I'm planing to wear one of them on a night out towards the end of the month.
Lots different approaches, which is not helping with my overthinking!
beachyhead is your work wardrobe very formal then? I have some clothes which I obviously would never wear to work and a few things I would never wear outside of work but most could be mixed and matched.
katiegg I bought a dress last summer which I wore for my 40th, and then to a couple of work conferences. I'm also planning to wear it to a wedding next month and am no longer sure what category it falls into!