Pics: My work outfits

7:18:00 PM BB 2 Comments

Transitioning from student professional outfits to full-time 9-5 looks has been a little bit of a challenge. The past few weeks of working full-time fresh out of college has been filled with a lot of wardrobe uncertainty. I'm being dramatic. But realistically speaking, my challenge is coming across as a mature 23 year old, who looks professional, and yet, wearing clothes that show off my personality, and do not age me too much. 

I've basically had to get a new work wardrobe because my not-at-work outfits are just not professional enough. My friends and student co-workers know that I love a good chunky bootie and polka dot skirt. Can't really wear that to work now :(

However, I do like that my workplace is on the fence between professional and semi-casual. Definitely not corporate attire, which I would have had to get used to if I took up job offers in financial services. 

Here's what I've come up with so far. Btw, follow up my pinterest board where I share my favorite professional outfits: 

professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit
I've had these 9 West leopard heels for years. Time for new ones. 

professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit
When people say don't wear peep toe heels with tights, I roll my eyes and look the other way 

professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit
Was super sick that day. When I'm sick, I wear brighter clothes

professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit

professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit
This skirt looks blue-ish in the pic, but is actually a very vibrant purple


professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit



professional outfit, work outfit, formal outfit, semi-formal outfit
Lazyyyyy Friday. This boring look reflects that. The boots are special though.

Close-up of the boots. I get so many compliments when I wear them. Basically, 5 times in the past 2 years lol cos I'm all about booties

In the next week: I want to wear different shoes: give the leopard and nudes a rest, and also use different purses. Purses can bring a dramatic splash of colour into a dark outfit. Also, clean that mirror.

The not-at-work look:


2 comments:

Thanks for keeping your comments thoughtful and concise :)