Upping the Work Wardrobe

I just sewed up a hole in the shirt I’m currently wearing.  While sitting at my desk.  I’m classy like that.  And I plan to continue to wear this shirt, hole be damned.

On that note though, I’m really trying to step up my work wardrobe.  I used to be so much better about it.  I would wear cute suits and awesome heels and I would look fabulous.  Lately, my uniform has become black pants, knit top, cardigan, black flats, same jewelry every day.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with this particular uniform. But I feel like it’s time to step up my game.  After all, don’t they always say “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?”  Not that I’m looking for another job, but when I look around at the higher ups at my agency, they are often dressed better than I am.  Of course, they also make more money than I do.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t step up my game.

Part of the problem is that on the weekend, I just want to wear track pants and running gear.  Which I do.  So then I feel like putting on non-athletic gear qualifies as dressing up.  It does and it doesn’t.

So I’m trying to step up my look.  Mainly by shopping my own closet.  I’m trying to not wear the same boring flats every day.  I have cute heels.  Sure, maybe they’re not the best for you, but I spend so much of my day at my desk that it’s not an issue.  If I leave the office or plan to be walking, I switch out my shoes. Saves my feet and saves on wear and tear on the shoes.  I’ve also got a lot of great jewelry that I’m trying to wear more often.  And scarves.  I have a number of scarves and no idea how to wear them.  Or match them to things.  I am terrible.

Have you ever tried to “up” your work look?  Have any tips for me?

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