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Work Clothes

(13 Posts)
TheCatsWhiskers Thu 22-Oct-15 09:36:28

Looking for some inspiration for work clothes please, I start a new job in a couple of weeks and can't seem to find anything.

I'm looking for smart trousers, skirts, tops etc. I tend not to wear suits as they just don't seem to look good on me.

I tend to shop at Next but am looking to try something else. Help! smile

pdxs Thu 22-Oct-15 10:39:47

there is a good blog called workwear edit
and LOTS of workwear threads on here in last few weeks

amarmai Thu 22-Oct-15 10:48:31

have you considered dresses?

TheCatsWhiskers Thu 22-Oct-15 11:45:40

Thanks pdxs the blog looks really good. I'll do a search on the forum too. Should have done that first, sorry.

amarmai I meant to add dresses as well, although I hate showing my arms and find most dresses are sleeveless so I have to wear a cardigan. I would love to find some dresses with sleeves.

pdxs Thu 22-Oct-15 15:42:42

not at all... its just that there has been SO much discussion on it recently that I am not sure have much to add that not said already! There are also lots of discussions on capsule wardrobes. My main tip would be to try stores' online outlets - jaeger & hobbs, but many other brands seem to have this (prev years collections sold online - for workwear not like its going to go out of fashion)

good luck with new job!

TheCatsWhiskers Thu 22-Oct-15 16:25:46

Thanks grin

I'll have a look at Hobbs, I really like their stuff.

EmilyPunkhurst Thu 22-Oct-15 19:00:06

Have a look at Finery too.

BlueEyedWonder Thu 22-Oct-15 19:48:32

I like Banana Republic for workwear.

TheCatsWhiskers Thu 22-Oct-15 19:49:52

EmilyPunkhurst I love this website now, how have I never heard of it before?

This is exactly what I've been looking for, thank you so much grin

EmilyPunkhurst Thu 22-Oct-15 20:03:11

You're welcome. 15% off your first order too (if you sign up) - what's not to like!

TheCatsWhiskers Thu 22-Oct-15 20:59:24

Oh dear, think I may need a second job now to finance all the new clothes I have found confused

SP25 Thu 22-Oct-15 21:13:05

Hi Catswhiskers,

What type of work will you be doing? More formal environment? Or relaxed?

You want to have a few wardrobe staples that if you invest well will take you over several seasons even a lifetime.

Wardrobe staples are best to be in neutral colours ( i.e grey, blue, cream , black , white) as these don't go out of season and are timeless. Some items you want to include black trousers, dark denim, white blouse/white shirt, pencil skirt ( don't be afraid to try out regardless of your shape), a textured knitwear, a black blazer, good shoes ( flats are in season now ) else heels and ankle boots.

To suggest brands , if you can let me know your body shape type that would help with brand suggestions.

Hope this helps.


didireallysaythat Thu 22-Oct-15 21:21:48

I buy second hand jaegar and Hobbes dresses off eBay. I partner sleeveless or short sleeved dresses with long cardigans - the sort that cone to the bottom of the dress if you get what I mean. Black or navy, black or navy Cardigan, detailed necklace, bit of colour in the form of nail varnish (cheaper than most accessories) and sometimes a scarf. If the background is fairly neutral people don't realise you wear the same thing most days, they just remember the green scarf, the red nails, the big necklace etc. Quite a cheap way to get something you can wear most days and then splash out a little more on something else later.

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