I wore grey trousers.
|AND they are pinstriped!
Ok, so that might not sound like a bombshell piece of news, but it is a sign of change. Up until now I have basically worn the same clothes to work every. single. day. My "work uniform" is black trousers, black boots, a top (nothing of any excitement) and a cardigan or jumper. It's easy and dull, and until recently it hadn't bothered me.
I started reading a couple of fashion blogs, after stumbling across them almost accidentally. In particular I was inspired by this post from Outfit Posts. If this lady can make 30 different work-appropriate outfits out of the contents of a suitcase then I really should make a bit more of an effort.
Step One: I bought some new work boots, much less clumpy than my old ones. Almost elegant.
Step Two: a shopping spree! I've pushed myself to buy items that I usually avoid including a skirt and a couple of large necklaces. I'm still looking for a work-appropriate dress or two.
Step Three: starting yesterday I am making an effort to wear something new or different to work once or twice a week. The next one on my list is some large (statement) earrings :)
Step Four: actually planning whole outfits! (This one seems pretty scary right now...)
I've never put this much effort into everyday clothes. Should be an interesting experiment.