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Enteringanothertime Fri 19-Aug-16 08:35:57

Over the last few years I let myself go - weight, style etc.

Since Easter I've had a turnaround, and am now beginning to feel better about myself.

I've lost just over 2.5 stone and am now back into a size 12. I'm 5'6". I am 30 but am mistaken for being in my mid 40s and am sure this is mainly due to my clothes.

I am going shopping this weekend to update my office wear.

I like trousers and tops. For a long time I've worn M&S trousers with M&S knitted v-neck top.

I am hoping to lose more weight by Christmas so want to get 5 outfits that I can wear to death between now and the January sales and then buy next size (fingers crossed).

So my question is - please can you link me to suitable items to go find tomorrow?


Pisssssedofff Fri 19-Aug-16 09:06:13

What kind of office is it ? I've worked in black trousers and cardi offices to Hugo boss suits offices.

Enteringanothertime Fri 19-Aug-16 15:46:34

It's public sector, so not Hugo boss, but there's a lot of power dressing going on with dresses and jackets and full suit combos.

I am the office scruff.

Pisssssedofff Fri 19-Aug-16 16:02:32

Don't be the office scruff, no matter how good at your job you are sadly the smarter ones tend to get a head which not right but life.
I think next is really good for office clothes and banana republic just not black trousers and a colourful top

OpenMe Fri 19-Aug-16 16:07:21

I work in a fairly informal office and have recently (belatedly) updated my wardrobe with patterned "ankle trousers" from gap and shirts and merino jumpers from uniqlo. Chunky brogues from Clarks. It's not high fashion but I'm very pleased.

I am 46 though!

swimster01 Fri 19-Aug-16 19:29:36

I think dresses are the way to go - recent purchases have been from Boden and M&S. Most of my workwear consists of dresses and jackets - can't help with tops and trousers.

Oh2beatsea Sat 20-Aug-16 10:06:11

Try dresses - only a one piece item so don't have to match it up. Boden (look in clearance as often can get a massive reduction), Next, Sainsburys Tu. Some of the Boden stretchy dresses are more forgiving when your weight fluctuates. What about seeing a Personal Shopper in Debenhams (free of charge I think) for more ideas and maybe things you wouldn't consider yourself.

wowfudge Sat 20-Aug-16 10:42:35

More structured tops are good with trousers and instantly smarter. A good jacket is a great investment. Don't wear flip flops, sandals or open toed shoes either - too casual.

Enteringanothertime Sat 20-Aug-16 19:28:16

Ok so I've probably not made myself look younger but I've bought out Jaegar today after falling in love with far too many clothes in there.

I have stuck to the trousers as to save the embarrassment if a waxing session has been missed!!!

wowfudge Sat 20-Aug-16 22:30:00

Jaeger have some great stuff. Knowing you look the business is great for making you feel confident.

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