10 September 2011

Workwear


H&M jacket // Next jeans

When I first started work as Librarian I was told I needed to dress more "officey". I had some office-appropriate clothes, but nothing I felt comfortable wearing. Dressing for the office implies dressing in a bland, conformist way, and it seems to me like a complete waste of clothes-wearing time! Since I spend most of my waking week at work, I don't want to spend my days wearing clothes I dislike. I've slowly managed to expand the range of items I wear (I only started wearing jeans to work in the past year) and I haven't had any complaints so far, from management, researchers or otherwise!



Cos shirt

What do you wear to work? Do you feel constrained by the job you do?

12 thoughts:

Jul said... Reply to comment

What a lovely work outfit :) I adore the blouse and you look great in these jeans! You really work as a librarian? Cool! I'd love to be a librarian in the future :)

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Porcelain complexion said... Reply to comment

Yay, you found red jeans! They look great, especially with the crisp white shirt - perfect for a fun work look.

I have to wear a uniform :( It saves time and money I guess...

Cosmia said... Reply to comment

@Porcelain complexion

Well spotted! They're low rise though, which I hate :(

Sarah: said... Reply to comment

Really nice outfit -- I've worked at several offices and feel so bizarre and unnatural dressed in starchy workwear - or god forbid, a two piece suit.

I think this is a perfect buisness-like compromise!

balletslippers said... Reply to comment

Thanks for commenting.
I like your outfit. It's definetely something I would also wear to work. Although I have no restrictions when it comes to clothes, I'm trying to look not too casual at work.

Karin (Wunderlust) said... Reply to comment

so cute I really like your shoes xxx

Tieka, Selective Potential said... Reply to comment

Okay... now I'm totally inspired to buy red jeans. These are SO CUTE! xo

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Trees said... Reply to comment

Nice work outfit! I feel really lucky at my work, as I am allowed to wear pretty much whatever I want and I am a public servant. But in NZ we are pretty lucky as the public service has a really accepting attitude. But in the past I have had jobs that my style has been a little too "loud" for I guess. But I totally agree with you, you spend SO much time at work and you need to feel "like yourself" at work. Not like you're putting on a costume.

[OKAY BONES] said... Reply to comment

eeeee! I love the slight menswear vibe going on with this. I do not currently have a job, but when I did, I almost always felt restricted in my clothing choices ; I couldn't wait to get out of when I got home. !! You're doing it right. xx

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