I am returning to a 9-5 next month. I’ve worked primarily freelance or on special projects since my second pregnancy. I will miss my casual work-at-home wardrobe but I am excited to flaunt my professional style. All this week I have been purging my closet and filling in the blanks of my work wardrobe. The black, kick pleat skirt that was fantastic after baby #1, isn’t quite as flattering after baby #2. The white button down shirt that looked great with my post-baby #1 D bosom doesn’t look so hot with the post-baby #2 DD rack. It’s been fun shopping for cute pieces to update my professional look.
In addition to far too many shoes, I have purchased three skirts (two pencil, one tulip), one pant suit, one skirt suit, three blouses and one chemise (11 pieces). Separates are fantastic because they can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of wardrobe possibilities. With just 15 pieces, you can easily dress for a month. In this video, I love the way Nina chose separates to help this mom understand how to create a professional, stylish business outfit. All the pieces she used are reasonably priced and there’s also a peek into contouring. To make this look a little trendier, I would wear a snake print skirt.
- Nina Garcia’s Decoding Style: Jessica Ashford Regains Her Fashion Mojo (on.aol.com)
- Building a Remixable Wardrobe: Reimagining Clothes (puttingmetogether.com)
- Fancy Pants for the New Year (getdressedmommy.com)