Keeping warm is the priority.
Which means jeans and layers of T shirt/shirt/jumper/sweatshirt etc.
And it’s hard to know what to wear when you work away from home.
Pinterest is a wonderful resource for finding pictures of ready-assembled outfits that other people have put together.
For example I was racking my brains about what to wear to the last You Inspire Meet-up. There seemed to be nothing in my wardrobe that would do.
And then I stumbled on this photo on Pinterest and realised I already had all the component parts in my wardrobe but hadn’t thought about combining them!
Fitted black dress – bought for The Big Jelly and barely worn since.
Blue denim jacket – snapped up on impulse from Gap because it was only £20.
Black boots bought two winters ago to go with black dress – see above.
Candy stripe scarf bought on a shopping trip with my personal stylista.
(The photo is the first WfHW fashion shoot, created with the aid of the clothes airer, a white sheet and A, adding yet another role to his job description. We had to leave the boots out, they kept flopping over and looked like something out of a spaghetti western. Now I know why fashion shoots cost so much time and money).
I have such a small wardrobe you’d think I’d have every possible permutation covered, but the great thing about browsing images is that it makes you see your clothes in a new way. Since then I’ve been pinning the occasional outfit onto my new Work from Home Wardrobe Pinterest board.
You can create your own collages of clothes and accessories at Polyvore but to be honest I haven’t had time to work out how to do it, and I’m happy being inspired by others.
I’ve also come across a site explaining lots of different ways to tie scarves. I’ve been using one this winter because it fills out the neckline of my coat nicely. I happened to be wearing it when A took some photos for the new blog, and got several enquiries on Facebook. Check it out, it’s the style called Four-in-Hand. Very easy but rather impressive!
Another great source I’ve found is White Stuff. I’ve regularly bought casual pieces there for home working but their new Mid century Monochrome range is a bit more grown-up and a bit smarter.
There are some lovely dresses, skirts and tops you could add to your wardrobe to boost your confidence when you go off to a meeting. And if you sign up to their mailing list you get to know about regular discounts – 20% off last week for those in the know!
Where do you shop for clothes? Do you find it difficult knowing what to wear, or have you worked out a formula that suits you?