A capsule wardrobe for work

A while ago, a friend suggested I write a post about work clothes. Choosing work-friendly outfits can be tricky – really, for me, doing anything at 7am is a challenge! But I’ve committed myself to never looking boring – and although I don’t always get it right – I think I’ve done okay so far. Except when I over-estimate the length of my skirts. Frankly that has always been a bit of a problem area for me.

But I loved the idea of creating something to help with the task of selecting work clothes – and I’ve decided to team this with another love of mine: capsule wardrobes. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a capsule wardrobe, it’s basically this: a few key pieces that you can mix and match to create endless combinations. So, today I made one that encapsulates (see what I did there?) work clothes, a hint of vintage style and a sprinkling of Spring.

The Pieces

So here are our pieces: two pairs of trousers, a skirt, a dress, two blouses, a jumper and a cardigan. Plus two pairs of shoes and two bags. As it’s Spring (nearly), I threw in some pretty pastel colours – but substitute these for whatever you like wearing. Just make sure the colours are complimentary.

And now, the magic trick: I’ll turn these pieces into fifteen different outfits. That’s a different work ensemble everyday for three whole weeks!

Abracadabra…

 So, whaddaya think? Is a mix’n’match capsule wardrobe a worthy investment? If any of these pieces have caught your eye, you can find them here.

Saying mix’n’match this much has made me hungry for some pick’n’mix. Talk soon and happy shopping!

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 14, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Oh my god! I have been looking for inspirations for a capsule work wardrobe for a while and most of the ideas looked boring. It's good to see how I can match a small number of clothing items into a range of outfits that are coordinated and still fresh if worn again. The even better news is I have some of these items in my work closet already so will utilise these to improve my work outfits.

    • nikkimcmullen
      July 29, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Aww, amazing – I’m really glad you found it useful! And thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    July 14, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Thank you 🙂

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