WORK IT BABY: WHAT YOUR WARDROBE NEEDS RIGHT NOW

Bored with your workwear wardrobe? Need some style inspiration? A little retail therapy is guaranteed to lift the spirits


Navy and green work wardrobe
Sportscraft velvet jacket  // Oroton cashmere cardigan // Saba collared shirt
Sportscraft floral shirt // Witchery windowpane check pants // Trenery  silk spot scarf   Herringbone wool skirt // Sportscraft spot scarf // Witchery boyfriend jeans  
Gianvito Rossi velvet heels // Trenery ballet flats // Del Toro suede loafers 
Prada leather tote // Country Road messenger bag // Saint Laurent duffel bag  

IT might be sale time and there's still some great savings to be had. But if you're not up for
mixing it with the end-of-season bargain hunters, step away from the table and channel your energies into discovering some great new workwear basics. Or if you're just bored with your winter work wardrobe – I know I am – there's nothing like a spot of retail therapy to lift the spirits!

To give you a head start, I've put together this mid-season capsule wardrobe – offerings of which are from Sportscraft, Trenery and Witchery. Many women ask me what, wear and where – what they need to buy, how to wear it and where to buy it from. There are times in every woman's life when she needs some sage words of wardrobe wisdom, style inspiration and prudent shopping advice! Hopefully these suggestions will take some of the angst out of your shopping shortcomings.

Or course, the all-time classics of navy and camel are guaranteed to find a place in every woman's wardrobe. But I do love a sense of drama. So indulge me as I lust over the emerald green suede loafers, the Saint Laurent leather bowling bag and the check pants! I love, love, love them! However, I know some of you reading this will be thinking "Check pants? Not on your life!" or "Green!!! No way"?  So I encourage you take off those blinkers and open your mind to something new; you might be pleasantly surprised. 

So if you can get beyond the colour and pattern hurdles, a capsule wardrobe means that if you mix and match all these pieces, you'll be able to create at least 30 looks. Here's how:

  1. Jacket, white shirt and skirt 
  2. Jacket, white shirt and jeans
  3. Jacket white shirt and check pants
  4. Jacket, white shirt, cardigan and skirt
  5. Jacket, white shirt, cardigan and jeans
  6. Jacket, white shirt, cardigan and check pants
  7. Jacket, floral shirt and skirt
  8. Jacket, floral shirt and jeans
  9. Jacket, floral shirt and check pants
  10. Jacket, floral shirt, cardigan and skirt
  11. Jacket, floral shirt, cardigan and jeans
  12. Jacket, floral shirt, cardigan and check pants
  13. Cardigan, white shirt and skirt
  14. Cardigan, white shirt and jeans
  15. Cardigan, white shirt and check pants
  16. Cardigan, floral shirt and skirt
  17. Cardigan, floral shirt and jeans
  18. Cardigan, floral shirt and check pants
  19. Floral shirt and skirt
  20. Floral shirt and jeans
  21. Floral shirt and check pants
  22. White shirt and skirt
  23. White shirt and jeans
  24. White shirt and check pants
  25. Cardigan and shirt
  26. Cardigan and jaans
  27. Cardigan and check pants
  28. Jacket and skirt
  29. Jacket and jeans
  30. Jacket and check pants
But it doesn't stop there. Create more looks by switching around your bags, shoes and accessories. Dress up the jeans with heels and jacket, dress down the check pants with the green loafers and floral shirt, belt the cardigan, change the scarves and tie them differently, change your hair … you're only limited by your imagination. If you need some more inspiration or other ideas, read here

Value for money in my books! 

Do you have any other combinations? Can you see the check pants in your wardrobe? 
Do you love the green shoes? Would love to hear from you.



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