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The home working wardrobe – what’s in yours?

Home working style – the home workers’ wardrobe

Samantha Clarke, Zukuri UnLtd - home working wardrobeSamantha Clarke is the founder of Zukuri UnLtd and works with female entrepreneurs to get them visible in their business. By helping ladies ‘know their style, cut the clutter from their wardrobes and shop smarter’ they can increase their confidence to win more clients. Today she talks about key items for your home working wardrobe:

Even when working from home, feeling great in your second skin boosts your confidence and sets you up for a productive day. Suits may not be your bag now you are free from corporate so let’s begin adjusting your wardrobe to suit your home business.

Today I’m going to give you tips on how to build a wardrobe that is effortless, makes you feel special and doesn’t cost the earth (unless you want to spend more).

Investment items
Putting all other occasions that require the LBD (little black dress) etc aside, your investment items will vary from the traditional client-facing entrepreneur. The homeworker’s needs lie elsewhere; comfort, ease of wear and versatility to be ready for anything. Buying good quality items now, will go the distance in other areas of your life, so the initial investment pays. Look for tops or blouses with intricate detailing, good quality cashmere jumpers to keep you warm and quality chinos, jeans or skirts in great cuts and fabrics. Nice fitted jackets to smarten up casual basics. Key shops range from Pure Collection, Zara, Cos and Rodebjer.

Foundation items
These are what I call the ‘hard working soldiers’ in your wardrobe. Basic core colour cotton shirts, long sleeve, short sleeve, tank tops, to go with your beautiful investment bits. These soldiers can be bought cheaply, but not too cheap, you need them to last. I always suggest quality over quantity and always in your key foundation colours. Key shops range from Charli, The White Stuff, Banana Republic, Baukjen and Linea.

USP bits for that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your clothes

I know for me personally, I’ve got a shoe and ring habit, but for you it could be some unique necklace or earrings that give your basics a pop. Think about items that will jazz up a simple basic tee or jumper for that Skype call. Key shops for little unique treats and one-off purchases can come from Accessorize, Etsy, Mor London and Shop Curious.

Have a look at my ‘Homeworker’ Pinterest board that will guide you to key shops to buy investment, foundation and USP items to keep you happy in your second skin.

I would love to know more about your style woes or worries are when it comes to your ‘home worker’ wardrobe. Please send in your questions and I will do my best to answer your home working style questions in forthcoming Q&A sessions.

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6 Comments on "The home working wardrobe – what’s in yours?"

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  1. Kaitlyn says:

    I totally agree! But I want to add, UniQlo is my choice for long lasting, smart looking stuff. I love that you don’t have to iron their UV tech stuff. Saves time AND I look sharp.

    • Judy says:

      Thanks for the tip! I had a good look round on my last trip to London and made a mental note to check out their autumn/winter range when I’m next up. I’d be so happy to find something that keeps me warm at the computer without lots of bulky layers.

  2. D. Maak says:

    Hmm…perhaps my home wardrobe needs a makeover. When working at home I seem to spend more time in my underwear. *lol* 🙂

  3. Working from the heart of the French countryside, I have lived in shorts and flip flops this summer. I would love to have some stylish clothes to help me work smarter this autumn. I am stuck in a rut of jeans or even jogging bottoms….horror of horrors!!

  4. Samantha says:

    Hello Delia, have you had a look at my website for ideas on how to spruce up your Autumn wardrobe? Failing that we could have a free style clarity session to give you some pointers on how to move ahead.