Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
My pre-pregnancy work wardrobe:
-One ‘office casual’ dress
-Two pairs of dress pants
I’m told my wardrobe was very ‘minimalistic’ though!
Post # 17
I’m a wardrobe minimalist. I’m an engineer, and having a sleek minimalist esthetic is something that is valued in my field and place of work. I also travel a lot for business and it makes my life easier to be able to live out of a carry-on bag only.
My work capsule wardobe varies a little depending on season, but includes:
- 1 pair dark wash denim trousers
- 2-3 pair high-end wool trousers (grey, black, white/ivory)
- merino wool short sleeve tops (sweater knit t-shirts) (dark grey, light grey, black, white)
- merino wool long sleeve tops (dark grey, light grey, black, white)
- some sort of cardigan (usually waterfall style) in black and grey
- black knee high boots
- black ballet flats
- multi-season wrap dress (black or grey)
- black or grey pencil skirt
I have been collecting silk scarves for years and I have an enormous collection. So when I get dressed, I grab one (sometimes at random) to add a little color and flair. Sometimes I wear a scarf as a belt, a shawl, headband, etc. I know about 50 different ways to wear a scarf! It’s amazing how you can get away with wearing the same 2-3 outfits but accessorizing them differently.
Post # 18
Dresses + sweaters/blazers is my go to.
I probably have 10+ dresses and 10 cardigans and a few blazers that I just swap around and mix and match. In the winter I wear them with boots & tights/leggings and in the summer with heels or flats.
IMO- nothing more comfortable or easy to throw on than a nicely fitted dress and sweater or blazer. I have mostly all neutral colors, so everything matches.
Post # 19
Post # 20
Sleeveless blouses in a variety of colours that you love. They work well on their own, under blazers and under cardigans. Tucked in, out you name it. That and a great handbag. I love grey or maroon as they generally go with all the colours in my wardrobe.
Post # 21
I wear alot of pants, but not traditional work pants, more like this sort of thing: with black loafers
Post # 22
Black skinny trousers
Grey skinny trousers
Pencil skirts – the stretchy ones
Usually I’ll wear:
Skinny trousers, blouse and blazer with kitten heels
Tunic, leggings and boots with a blazer
Pencil skirt, tank top and blazer
Post # 23
LittleButtons : I pretty much live in dresses paired with black tights, cardigans, and boots. Think Bernadette from the Big Bang Theory, so my list might be a little different.
– 1-2 pairs of dark ankle boots with a medium heel (to pair with pencil dresses)
– 1-2 pairs of dark mid-calf boots (to pair with full skirt dresses)
– 3-5 cardigans
– I have an endless supply of dresses but always make sure to have at least three of: jersey dresses, full-skirt dresses, and pencil dresses.
– For conferences, I stick to pencil-skirts with loose silk blouses.
That is pretty much it but we don’t really get summer where I live, which makes it easier.
Post # 24
ljm308 : Gosh I wish I could pull off statement necklaces. They look SO GOOD on some people, but on me it looks like a child playing dressup haha
cbgg : Would love to see some examples of these great dresses!
mrs2014 : Your collection of suits and jackets sound amazing!
Post # 25
I am so envious of all you bees who have a bunch of dresses! I have a handful but no where near the amount as many of you. I just never seem to be able to find any I like. I would love to see some of your favorite ones!
Post # 26
This question also comes from the fact my favorite store, The Limited, is closing so I’m trying to make good of a sad situation and stock up from their closing sales. I don’t know who I am going to replace them with
Post # 27
LittleButtons : Here are some examples of dresses similar to the ones I wear a lot. I love dresses b/c they look so pulled together but are actually easier and more comfortable than wearing pants.
Post # 28
cbgg : Where is the middle one from? I love it!
Post # 29
LittleButtons : I pulled it up on a google image search for “Tahari.” I have this dress with slightly different colors and bought it at Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack, Marshals, and Macy’s are my fav places to pick up these items.
Post # 30
I rent from le tote. It’s been really great. I’ve kept a few pieces, but it dresses me 2/5 days.
In my own closet I have some trousers, some skirts, a bunch of blouses, a WHOLE SLEW of blazers
My general outfit is: jeans, blouse, blazer.
On days I’m pretty sure no one will see me: leggings, t-shirt, blazer
On days I’m going to be in the public eye or at a conference: suit and blouse (sometimes skirt-suit, sometimes pant suit)