As if I don’t have enough to keep me busy I also do volunteer work, this year it requires me to work in an office with a team of co workers.
I know woo hoo, working alongside people…which means getting dressed. Working from home means I can wear whatever I please and no one can see…except the dog.
I’ve never worked in an office, I’ve worked as a hairdresser, in fashion retail, daycare, hospitality but never an office.
So what does one wear to an office?
Well let me tell you the girls I’m working alongside are stylish with a capital ‘S’. To top it off they’re all super nice and friendly…and welcoming, uhuh good hey?!
Well I’m a volunteer, but I still represent the Hospital Research Foundation so while I can dress to suit myself I also want to make a good impression. There’s many different levels of office wear I’m just fortunate I can allow my personality to shine but some offices may require a more corporate look, you can still add your own flavour with jewellery, shoes, blouses and belts.
So I’m experimenting , ‘dressing office like’ while still having flair. From time to time I’ll bring you pics of ‘what I wore to the office’. Maybe you can take inspiration and think of office wear in a different way?
Today I’m wearing a tube skirt from Harlow (sold out but similar available) that I purchased ages ago. The print is fluid and in some of my best colours of grey, warm white, blues and black.
I’ve teamed a Target blouse that complements the greys and blues in the skirt. I’ve seen this style of blouse in higher end stores but for $30 I couldn’t go past Target. The drape is soft and loose over my belly and mimics a ‘tuck’, the back has a longer hem which draws the eye down to my legs (and boots).
A simple tassel necklace creates a deeper v neck and draws the eye inwards creating a narrower silhouette while lengthening me and the light coloured bead on the necklace ends under my bust line which is the narrowest part of my waist.
These claret boots are from Bared Footwear and are like pillows for my feet. The colour loves the blues and greys and is the exclamation mark to my whole outfit and let’s be honest they’re also comfy and far more me than high heels. It’s important to be comfortable 🙂
The Autumn air is now evident in Adelaide so I’m adding this lace Cape, see how the white picks up on the lighter colours in the skirt…and it’s seriously stunning. This Three Parsons Cape is practical and pretty and the perfect way for me to express my personality.
There you have it, my outfit dissected…food for thought? I’m looking forward to my day, volunteering is good for the soul and a perfect balance to my blogging.
Do you work in an office? Is it relaxed or more conservative?
How about volunteer work…do you volunteer anywhere?
Til next time,
*The lace cape was a thank you gift from Three Parsons. Thanks to Natalie for her thoughtful and pretty gift x