work clothes

Work Wear for the New Year

As semi-pro online shoppers, we waited anxiously for the sales to start and for our web-baskets to fill with discounted wares, hopefully to arrive the next day (or three…) in a wrapped box, all newly packaged with no make up stains, deodorant marks or questionable odours – the horrendous hallmarks of shopping in sales in the actual stores.

As working gals, we often get distracted by the ripped jeans, the wedge trainers, the leather jackets… everything that is not work appropriate. So this year, we’re trying to behave, be responsible, and to restrict our spending to clothes we can actually wear 80% of the time (but also make up.. shoes.. skincare.. and HOMEWARE (everything from furniture to 1500g candles…) – so not really that strict! Here’s our work-wear edit from what’s out there on the high street – most of it’s on sale now too (does that mean we can buy the jeans?). Everything here has been dipping in and out of our checkout baskets this past week, and we’ve focused on our favourite haunts for smart(ish) wardrobe staples. Let us know if you find any others to tempt us! (more…)