Forgive me if we have covered this previously but I am wondering how many of you have a work style persona and private life style persona?
I am extremely happy with how I have been honing my wardrobe over the last 12 months but in many ways that wardrobe is all about me and my creative expression through clothes, and suited to my non work life.
Work doesn't have a dress code, however I do. I liaise daily with clients and volunteers and am often called upon to do presentations, and the like, to promote our organisation locally. I have things in my wardrobe that work perfectly for those situations but I have been considering a more specific work wardrobe. Please note this wouldn't require any purchases. It would be more about formally putting together my work capsule, with existing pieces.
I am not suggesting sacrificing or compromising my style preferences but rather incorporating them into more work appropriate wear. This is actually something that has been a goal of mine this year and I am pleased with what I have achieved, however I am feeling that for ease I wouldn't mind becoming quite uniform with my office outfits and removing the pressure I sometimes feel to be 'creative' with my work day outfits (especially in the morning). I am thinking this might just make non work day dressing that little more exciting? And I only work three days, so I have four days to swan around in my draped black ensembles lol.
As we are heading toward Spring, I am thinking slouchy, tapered pants (I still love this style), slim leg pants, interesting draped tops and Spring blazers/jackets and edgy footwear.
Summer will be interesting as it does get hot but I do work in A/C so a similar formula could work. And when really warm, dress, jacket and open toe booties could be an option. The distinction might simply be more of a tailored look at work??? And just in case you are wondering, I am not thinking of adding colour here, still keeping to black, white, grey and blue.
I suppose what I'm asking is do you create a slightly different style persona for work than you do for play?
I am kind of just thinking out loud, but would love to know what you do and what you think of this idea.