I found out yesterday that I am going to be transferring to a new team at work in a few weeks which will mean wearing my own clothes rather than uniform. I am strictly a jeans and jumper girl, so will need to buy some new stuff, but I don't want to spend a fortune, especially since this may only be a temporary move.
I am a size 22, pear shaped with a huge bum and hips, also massive calves. Tops I can get away with an 18 if they aren't clingy which shows you how out of proportion I am. Work clothes need to be smart casual; definitely no jeans, no open toe/heel shoes, but also comfortable and easy to move around in - not suits/tight skirts/blouses. I have problems finding trousers that are smart, fit well, are comfortable and look good, so am thinking maxi skirts with some of the tops I already own? Any other ideas?
Also what sort of shoes with maxi skirts? I have size 8 wide feet so shoes are also difficult. I will be driving a lot so need to be comfortable flats. My main shoes at the moment are ankle boots in winter, converse in spring, birkenstocks in summer, none of which will be suitable.
Any help with this gratefully received. As I said before I really can't spend a lot of money on this so it will need to be basic, neutral pieces that can be matched with tops I already own.
It's a community health care role, so lone worker rather than an office. Need to look professional but approachable. Jersey dresses might be an option but possibly not very flattering of my lumps and bumps. I think dark neutrals is definitely the way to go, and I will check out those websites, thanks.