A Capsule Work Wardrobe!
Why not use a Capsule Work Wardrobe to amp up your workplace presentation for the New Year?
You don't need a new wardrobe just take a little time to assess what you have and how it will streamline your look and raise your confidence.
The most basic way for a Capsule Work Wardrobe to function is to take a few staple but versatile garments in neutral shades that fit you well. I show you 9 items that, mixed and matched, will take you to work for a month.
Once you've done the initial planning it takes away the morning stress of what to wear and gives completely effortless dressing.
It's a style challenge!
By elevating the importance of your appearance (hair and makeup too) you'll find that you look and feel more on top of your game ready for the next challenge.
This is just a simple exercise - few of us would want to exist like this for too long - but it's a useful concept whether you go out to work, are home based or even retired.
of regarding this as a hardship, treat it as a style challenge and
begin to develop ideas for when you're in the position to enlarge your
So if you're...
- moving into a different sphere
- back in the workplace after raising a family
- getting the 'nothing to wear' feeling!
is the way to go. Few of us can think about
going out to buy a whole new wardrobe so first of all you need to see what you have to work with.
9 pieces - 4 weeks wear!
Be your own Wardrobe Consultant
have a really good sort out and see what you can find in the way of
neutral items to form the basis of a few outfits.
Then identify the minimum
amount of items you'll need to put together something like this. Add in some
inspiration, a few accessories and your Capsule Work Wardrobe is ready to go!
If you need new items make sure you get your money's worth - choose clothes that fit your Body Type in Colors that suit you.
What to choose
Choose versatile garments: a dress that becomes a tunic when a belt is added; use a blouse as a jacket; a cardigan as a jumper.
Ensure that all the items are appropriate for the workplace and your own
lifestyle. Low-cut tops, over-short skirts or see-through fabrics will
limit where you're able to wear them - overtly sexy clothes are only
suitable for playtime!
you've got your items to mix and match, look at accessories to stretch this very limited choice of
clothes into a multitude
I've chosen very classic items but your choice depends on your own Style Personality and your workplace culture.
A Capsule Work Wardrobe, effortless dressing!
And how to streeeeetch your 9 pieces...
Every outfit is different
All of these outfits are already completely different but just look at how the addition of a few accessories brings them to life.
Assemble all the accessories you've collected over the years and you'll be amazed at how you can put them to use. A scarf here, a belt there, every little change creates a new look.
Need to supplement your basics?
If you need to add some wardrobe basics, I've found a few at different price points.
Need just a few pieces then you might want to splurge a little on better quality; need more then you'll need to be more budget conscious. Aim for quality and a good fit whatever your budget.
And now you have a whole month, 20 busy mornings, of effortless dressing.
When your first or next payday comes around, even if you can only afford to buy a couple of very basic t-shirts, you'll be able to add far more outfits into the mix.
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