Need Clothing Advice

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jacofblues:  Do you have consignment shops in Australia? You can make your dollar go further there.

What did you see the women wearing when you went for interview?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Get things that you can make into several differnet outfits.

Also if you can use scarfs- purchase a few they can change up an outfit so much

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

buy things like jackets that you can use to make the stuff you arleady have acceptable

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

sneakers are not ok but flats are

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When I started teaching my wardrobe consisted on hippie dresses, jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts and flannel shirts. I had to get clothes and FAST. The Salvation Army Thrift store saved me. I don’t know if they have thrift stores in AU but it was truly a Godsend for me. Blazer/jackets go a long way and can be paired with pants or skirts. Get similar colors that can be easily mixed and matched. Congrats on the new job!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Specifically to the dress you posted- even with a cardigan, it might not be corporate enough because of the ruffles/tiered skirt. I’ve worked in both super conservative and more casual law firms, so I can help more if you tell us what kind of office and industry you’re working in.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Re. footwear- sneakers are never ok. Ballet flats that are of higher quality and are in good condition (not scuffed, etc) are completely fine. As a staple, I would invest in two pairs of heels, whatever height you’re comfortable with: one black leather, one nude leather. 

Depending on what kind of office you’re working in, bare arms may not be acceptable, so again, it would be super helpful to know what your work environment is.

Aside from suits, my “uniform” everyday is a shift dress (I have probably 25), and cardigan or blazer, and I switch up the shoes and accessories. Once you find the type of clothes and colors you feel most comfortable in, building a uniform is really easy.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Is it Corporate Casual or Corporate Formal?

If it’s more formal; i.e. you will be meeting a lot of business clients, you would want to make sure you have a variety of blazers.

That dress in your original post would work, provided that you wear nylons/tights. Some places are stricter than others — ladies are more often than not expected to wear nylons. Nude nylons would work. Either a grey or cream blazer would work well.

ETA: I PM’ed you name of an affordable custom tailor, who ships internationally.

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