It’s true – I sort of already did this in 2020 with my work wardrobe, working with Lani of Real Life Style!
And actually, many of her recommendations have stood the test of time. Which is awesome!
BUT – I still feel like I need an update, in part because I really have decided against wearing skirts/dresses to work unless I have an event. This is because I generally like to take a 30-40 minute walk around lunchtime if possible, and I feel more comfortable doing this in pants + comfortable shoes. And so – I need/want more pants. It also means I want my tops to be light and machine washable if possible.
I also really want a work bag that zips at the top AND is large enough to fit my laptop. I am rather brand loyal to Lotuff and am eying the No 12 Tote (it is expensive but seems like a long term workhorse). Currently this is my all purpose work AND nonwork bag (and I love it + it is holding up perfectly), but I want something that zips for work.
I also just feel like I’d like to elevate my casual outfits a bit. Currently my ‘uniform’ is jeans (Madewell Perfect Vintage or AG dark slim jeans) + t-shirt (mostly Uniqlo v-necks) which is fine for some things but there are times when I’d like to try a little bit harder. And finally – JEWELRY! I have almost none. I want some not-too-pricey but pretty necklaces and earrings (my ears are extremely sensitive so have to be careful here). Recs are welcome!
Lastly, my work shoe situation is dire. I am wearing a pair of like 4 year old Camper platform slingback daily and while they are miraculously still functioning . . . the pair is really aging. So, shoes are actually what I want to work on first. I may actually end up trying some (somewhat elevated) Danskos at Lani’s recommendation.
So – there you go!