Very often I get asked (or get strange looks) why I put so much effort in styling the outfits that I wear to work. I don’t work in the industry and my job has nothing to do with clothes, fashion, styling or anything related to it (I am a University Funding Coordinator!). Most of the time I come to work and just sit in the office in front of a PC so some might say that’s not worth wearing anything more than a pair of jeans and a hoody. But …
I know there are some professions that don’t allow for a great variation of outfits but I am not referring to those. I also understand that there is a limit to the way our work wear outfits can be styled and what type of clothes we can wear to work, for example, I make sure that during the days that I have meetings I try to look a bit more formal.
But does that mean that those of us that don’t work in the industry should not make an effort in dressing up and looking fashionable or stylish. ‘Fashion should be something that everybody – no matter their age, size, creed, profession – should be encouraged to enjoy’.
I absolutely love choosing my outfits every day because what I wear affects my mood and the way I feel about myself (and vice versa, my mood inspires my outfits). There have been numerous times that I had to run home from work and change what I was wearing because I didn’t feel good in it.
Research has shown that when you look good you feel good. And then you’re fabulous! So ladies dress up for yourself and for nobody else.
This is an outfit I wore to work…some might say that it’s a bit too much; what do you guys think?
Wide legged trouser from AliExpress:
T-shirt from a vintage shop
Bomber jacket from Primark
Boots are Michael Kors bought from Net-A-Porter two years ago (yes it take really good care of my things)
Bag is See by Chloe (quite a few years old)