Style Diaries

Working wardrobe: The necessities

I’ve come to realize how my shopping pattern has changed. After working for almost two months, I no longer wander around malls like I used to. I don’t look for clothes much. I look for food. Suddenly having the same jeans to wear every weekend is enough. If there’s an advantage of working in a relatively serious environment (when it comes to dressing up), it’s the chance to suit up and being surrounded by dashing people who suit up. If there’s a disadvantage in the same area, it’s the inability to wear what you want, when you want it.

This pleated skirt is on its way!

People go through this phase once they move to another stage in their lives, so I’m adjusting. Though I think I have a lot of work-appropriate tops, I’m stocking other NECESSITIES little by little.

What are my necessities? Okay, this is actually a note to self, a reminder so that I’d deviate less.

Black maxi, midi and knee-length skirts.
Black blazers.
More shirts and shirts. NOT sheer.
Not included (in my list, at least): Black straight or boot cut pants. They’re too big even when they’re UK6 and they make my 34″ arse look non-existent. How do smaller and more petite people do it, really?!

Not a secret, but recently I’ve been on ASOS almost daily checking for possible additions to my working wardrobe. Why’s ASOS important? They have MY size and I don’t have to go out and try multiple pieces from different department stores since I can watch their catwalks. Quite cheap also when there are discounts. I do that. I wait till they slash the price off.

To the ones who requested, I’ll provide a simple tutorial for ASOS noobs tomorrow or during the weekends. Don’t I sound like an ASOS advocate HAHA.

Looking at the state of my cramped wardrobe now… I need to clear a lot of things out. It needs space! I’ll just take this opportunity to announce that I’m letting go some of my less work-friendly clothes, accessories and whatnot, bit by bit on ShopStripped.

What are your necessities?

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    June 9, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    My shopping habits have changed too. I don’t bother as much for my weekend clothes. I tend to look for work clothing. Kinda sad in a way that I have so many clothes I no longer wear since I started working.

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    June 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I get what you mean. It’s a bid sad to not be able to dress up and wear multiple bracelets like I used to. Well, more reasons to go a bit OTT on weekends now.

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    June 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    you’re really wearing those to work?

    You must be very stylish 🙂

    but the 2nd pic isn’t really work wear lah

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    June 9, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    I like the pleated skirt! Dramatic skit. Heh.

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    June 9, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    @Katjugs If I have them I would. The top memang lah. The skirt, yes kan?

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    June 10, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    @Reena Kan? It’s different. Reminds me of origami!

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