As you know I’ve just started a new job in higher education. After around 9 months of freelancing from home, this meant dressing for work again. As I had already finalised my spring capsule wardrobe when I was offered the job, I decided to create a separate workwear edit to sit alongside my capsule wardrobe. Of course, there is some cross over but these are the pieces I wear to work on a day to day basis. This workwear edit is made up of pieces I had in storage and a few new pieces I’ve picked up recently.
When planning this workwear edit I adopted the method of matching the number of bottoms to the number of tops. I was always one of those people who felt you needed more tops than bottoms. But this method completely changes that. You can create twice as many outfits using this method. It also makes picking out pieces so much easier. Once I knew I needed as many tops as I had bottoms I decide to go for a 3×3 edit. This means I have 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 3 dresses and 3 pairs of shoes. I love how simple this is and that I can create so many outfits from just 12 items. This being Scotland I threw a coat into the mix and I’m also planning on adding a cardigan once I find the perfect one.
The Workwear Capsule Wardrobe
So what did I include in my workwear edit?
Tops x 3
Black Boxy T-shirt – Mango (old, similar)
Spot Print Blouse – Zara (old, similar)
Printed Shirt – Hush (exact)
Bottoms x 3
Printed Trousers – Oasis (old, similar)
Pleated Skirt – Zara (old, similar)
Black Trousers – Boden (exact)
Dresses x 3
Green Printed Dress – People Tree (exact)
Black Printed Dress – Warehouse (old, similar)
Red Printed Dress – Huse (exact)
Shoes x 3
Black Pointed Flats – Boden (exact)
Red Block Heels – Boden (exact)
Black Cut Out Flats – Topshop (old, similar)
Jacket x 1
Swing Trench Coat – Everlane (exact)