Style: work wardrobe update

I set myself the challenge of being an organised person for a week (with my wardrobe) and I came up with some results.

Day 1

Amazing.  Felt absolutely fine about snoozing my alarm for an extra 10/20/30 mins, guilt free snooze time feels like a great start to the day.  Being able to get myself ready, feel fairly put together and be at work on time set me up for a pretty good day.  This outfit was also a pretty comfy one, for me that is so important when I’m sat hunched over a computer for 8 hours.  The one downside of this look, I slightly underestimated the weather and did have to resort to wrapping up in my work blanket.  Not the end of the world.

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Day 2

The second day was a massive failure.  I was enjoying what should have been my guilt free snooze when I realised my outfit for the day was culottes and I had the hairiest legs.  I had a bit decision to make. I could either shower, pick an easy outfit and get to work on time with hairy legs or shower, epilate, wear my planned outfit and get to work incredible late and have to explain myself.  I didn’t really think the second option would go down very well, and honestly it was far too much effort for first thing in the morning.  I also knew there was minimum chance of having to deal face to face with any customers so didn’t feel too bad about jeans and a jumper.  So comfy all day.

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Day 3

This day was basically a smart pj day.  So comfy.  Definitely could have spent more time and effort on makeup, but I have to admit I got a little bit carried away with my guilt free snoozing.  I swear these trousers look better in person than they do in photos!

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Day 4

I absolutely love these trousers.  Photos definitely don’t do them justice (I need to work on that) This outfit worked just fine for being in the office all day, but would have been absolutely useless for hunching over taking photos and editing.  I think the only way to make the trousers work for everything would be to stop eating pizza.  That’s not going to happen any time soon.

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Day 5

The last day wasn’t strictly a planned outfit, but with having a spare outfit after the second days fail, I thought I’d mix and match.  Another pj outfit that doesn’t photograph well.  Aside from having my first short hair bad hair day I felt pretty good about this look all day.  Had face to face contact with a few customers and none of them ran from the shop screaming so it can’t have been that bad.

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On the whole I have pretty mixed feelings about the week.  It was kind of nice knowing (as long as my leg hair was under control) I could turn up to work looking presentable without having to think about it.  In the same way, it became a little bit boring not having that input into my morning routine.  I liked having the option of go to looks but honestly I think having pretty simple decisions to make in the morning helps wake my brain up a little bit.

The whole process of putting outfits together, I enjoyed.

Sticking to an outfit plan made me feel a little stuck on a rut.

Another couple of things I’ve learnt over the past week: practice posing and stop eating carbs.

Stay tuned!

Much love!