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What do you wear to work?
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Merrz · 20/07/2020 09:25

90% office based, small family run company in the construction industry. What would you wear? Starting a new job. Currently one other middle aged lady plus boss in the office, other lady wears jeans/trainers/jumpers. Boss wears jeans/boots/casual shirts (think work men) type attire. Would be in the office most of the time but once/twice a week going to building sites for meetings. Don't think heals and skirt going to be appropriate but also don't want to go with jeans and trainers. any suggestion?

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MinesAPintOfTea · 20/07/2020 09:29

Vague recollection of having to get dressed to go to work....

I wear relaxed knee length linen dresses and flat shoes in summer. Similar wool dresses and chunky leather boots in winter.

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Lyricallie · 20/07/2020 09:32

Currently pjs lol.

I work on site too and have to do walkrounds in my work boots. I usually go with work trousers but they're more leggings style but very thick. www.newlook.com/uk/womens/clothing/trousers/black-zip-front-stretch-slim-leg-trousers/p/606409901?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_Google_DV_m&_cclid=Google_CjwKCAjwgdX4BRB_EiwAg8O8HQwfW1DxUKVmZkNVrUp_BmTg1eBHAtbqT97q5qNaUeFDx1jSlcnOFBoCuuMQAvD_BwE&gclid=CjwKCAjwgdX4BRB_EiwAg8O8HQwfW1DxUKVmZkNVrUp_BmTg1eBHAtbqT97q5qNaUeFDx1jSlcnOFBoCuuMQAvD_BwE

These ones, as I hate traditional "work trousers" I'm short and they remind me of school trousers so go with these instead. And then a nice ish top most of them were from oasis before it shut down. But to be honest I usually have to wear my giant hi-vis jacket over it so you don't see my top. Otherwise I just wear normal black boots to the office and not my work boots.

I'm 27 so I don't know if that makes a difference.

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Commentutappelles · 20/07/2020 09:43

If you will be going on site, you need something that will not look too outlandish with wellies and nothing so tight that you can't walk properly over uneven ground.
I wear black skinny jeans, black top and black converse. Depending on meetings/visits etc., I will do something with my hair or stick on a pair of heeled boots.

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BobbinThreadbare123 · 20/07/2020 09:54

I work on an industrial site. I have to have safety boots on a lot of the time so I wear trousers which don't look silly with them. Nice top, warm cardi. Sometimes tights and dress because my safety boots are DMs so they don't look so naff. A nice wind- and waterproof coat too because my site is coastal. Generally my stuff is from Next, Sainsbury's and Uniqlo. Never wear heels.

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Syrrup · 20/07/2020 09:59

Thick leggings or skinny trousers under a tunic or long shirt, then ballet flats or low boots. This is what I lived in with my last job which had quite a casual dress code. Comfy and practical but can still look quite smart.

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Merrz · 20/07/2020 12:36

Thanks very much for the replies. @Lyricallie those look super comfy, think i'll get a pair. I'm 32 so think i can class myself in the same age range

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beautifulmonument · 20/07/2020 12:44

Skinny black jeans with chelsea boots and a nice top/shirt is my go-to (mostly office-based engineering)

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Lyricallie · 20/07/2020 13:52

Definitely! Good luck :)

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Merrz · 20/07/2020 15:20

Chelsea boots, i need to get a pair of these too, thanks #@beautifulmonumnet

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