My style is somewhat lacking. Actually, that’s an understatement. I have never had tons of money to shop and therefore most of my clothes have come from Wal-Mart or somewhere equally inexpensive. I’ve also changed my style so many times over the years that I’ve amassed a lot of clothes that don’t go together and a lot of clothes I wouldn’t be caught dead in these days. I’ve also changed sizes a lot over the years so I have a lot of clothes that don’t fit at all.
I’m reaching a point in my life where I want to start dressing like an adult but I’m having trouble with it all.
I know when something is nice and when I like something but when it comes to actually shopping or putting an outfit together I get so confused and I end up with things that don’t match and then they just sit in the back of my closet. I’ve always thought I should have been one of the people on What Not To Wear.
I’m starting a new career next June. It’s my first time going into any sort of professional/office setting and I have no idea how to dress for this. I’ve been in school rather than working most of my life where I could pretty much wear whatever I wanted (within reason). This made me automatically go towards anything comfortable, alas I own a lot of leggings, sweatpants and over sized t-shirts and sweaters.
With all this in mind I went on Polyvore.com today and made these outfits just to see what I could come up with on my own with no help whatsoever. Here’s my first attempt at work wear.
This is probably my most favorite outfit of the bunch. I like the pop of red (I’m not usually much of a color-wearer, I tend to wear a lot of neutrals). I also love that it looks professional but comfortable, that’s important to me.
Now this outfit is really different for me. It’s very form fitting and a lot of color. I love yellow but I’ve never worn it like this before. My favorite part of this outfit is the shoes.
I really like the “sailor style” blue, red and white with stripes. I love stripes! I might wear this with nylons or some kind of printed tight though if it was for work and I would definitely get shorter heels.
This is my second favorite outfit. It’s a lot more professional looking to me than the first one. There’s something about gray and pink that makes me so happy.
When I was making these outfits I was really trying to challenge myself to think outside of my own comfort zone. I was trying to use more color than I would normally be drawn to especially. The next thing I’m going to try and do with these looks is use some of the same pieces to create other looks because not only do I need a new wardrobe but I need a versatile new wardrobe.
What do you think of these looks, Lovelies? What are your favorite “professional” outfits?