Work mode. <5 essential tips for finding your style>
I shutter to think what I wore to my first job out of school. More awkward than anything. A small budget while trying to navigate my personal style as a young 20-something. The reality is that I didn't figure out my personal style until really about two years ago and I am 40. This could also be largely attributed to the fact that my body has changed with birthing two humans. Regardless, I am comfortable in the skin I'm in and I know what works for my body. This doesn't mean that I don't have occasional missteps but on the whole, I've widdled my closet down to a pretty curated collection.
If you're looking for past favorites, you can find them all listed here. God bless Poshmark!
So! How did I figure out my style after all these years? Sharing a few helpful tips that took me quite a long time to learn below:
- Stock up and invest in blazers. All colors. You can layer them with shorts, skirts, cropped denim, trousers and sundresses. They NEVER go out of style.
- Invest in quality, neutral camis. I stock up every year on nude, black, white and gray camisoles at Nordstrom Rack. I like them to be form fitting so that they don't bunch up under blazers. Bodysuits are another great option.
- Know your shape and what you feel confident in...brand-wise. Then, go out and invest in a few different washes and styles of said denim brand. I wear denim constantly and throughout the year. There is so much more out there than skinny denim.
- Opt for a mostly neutral wardrobe. Here's why: everything goes! You can mix and match until your heart's content.
- Edit your closet once a quarter. Ditch the silly prints and ill fitting items. Invest in a few key pieces each season. For me this falls into a few buckets: shoes, blazers, denim and a few versatile dresses.
What's your work style? Share in the comments!
Shop my look below. Happy Hump Day!