12 April 2015

nine to five

Getting dressed for work everyday used to be SO. MUCH. FUN. Experimenting with colors, silhouettes and styles every day was totally my jam. When I moved to the city it was even more fun and I feel like I really hit my stride and found a style that consistently worked for me. Sixties vibes, miniskirts, shift dresses, skinny ankle pants and high waists paired with fun tees and tough tall shoes.

Over the past year or so I wouldn't say my style has drastically changed, but taken a more practical turn. From phasing out heels in favor of boots and sneakers for my walk to the office to streamlining my wardrobe down to just things I wear all the time to make getting ready in the morning a breeze. My commute is well over an hour and a half in both directions so any way I can save time and stay comfortable take priority.

There are no clear cut dress rules at my new job which is pretty awesome, so now I don't even have to toss heels in my bag or let them pile up under my desk anymore. This makes picking outfits out easier and harder at the same time. Most of my "work" clothes are too dressy and everything else is too casual (ie: my skirts are too short and I like crop tops). Luckily, it gives me inspiration for writing blog posts while I try to figure this out again.

I'll never be disciplined enough to have a true work uniform but this article really resonated with me. I've had so many moments over the past few years where my outfit left me running late and frazzled, feeling uncomfortable and worrying that I looked sloppy or too dressy or a million adjectives in between. I've thought about establishing a uniform much like Matilda Kahl, but my uniform in high school wasn't even that regimented. Although, it was a uniform and I remember how freeing that was on days when there were more important things to worry about than what I was wearing. I'd say what I'm going for now is more a personal "dress code" rather than a strict uniform.

Here's what I've been gathering up as inspiration for my dress code...
Adenorah and imaginist
Adenorah, The Imaginist
Streetstyle. Sandra beijer.
 PinterestSandra Beijer
Chloe and ac for AG
Chloe, AC for AG

4 comments

  1. such a great inspo

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  2. Stripes and midi skirts seem like a pretty good uniform to me!


    Maria xxx

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  3. I hope to see your "uniform" outfits soon!

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  4. Emily_RubySlippersApril 30, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    I love these, and I became obsessed with that article about the girl with the uniform you posted, and had a big long love-in about it with my sister. I would almost consider it myself, except that I think I wouldn't feel comfortable every day. That girl is very slender, and while I'm slender too, I have days and periods of the month where I get a bit bulbous. I think I would end up hating the black pants and stretching them all out.

    I also love your inspiration pics though. Have been trying to pare things way back for work: lots of black, lots of stripes and the like, and keep all my dresses for the weekend. :)

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