I think I’ve been in a wee bit of a rut, wearing the same outfit to work over and over again cause I know it works. Essentially, I’ve lost my workwear mojo.
To challenge this, I’m trying to use my wardrobe(s) more effectively, to wear items that are rarely worn and get rid of those that I simply don’t want to see on my body. Then I saw Leah’s Outfit August challenge and thought ‘that will get my lazy butt kicked into gear’.
The idea is to enjoy getting dressed, to get creative with your outfits, and re-explore your wardrobe. Throughout August I’m going to try and revive old items from my wardrobe and document these to share with you all. I will post once a week with what I have worn and any little stories behind it!
This weekend was for relaxing! Saturday was a heavy workout at the gym, a yoga session, and a dog walk so I scarcely changed out of my gym gear. Sunday wasn’t much different with my sports top being replaced by an oversized hoody!
On Monday I failed! There was no revival and I slunk quickly into my casual workwear wardrobe of tailored pants, a fitted v-neck t-shirt and a longline cardigan. I wore flat plimsoles and failed to accessorise in any way!
Tuesday I did better and dredged an old Monsoon wrap dress from the pits of my wardrobe. I really love the nipped waist and vintage inspired print. Unfortunately, the dress is getting big for me (it’s cinched in with the waist band here) and gaping slightly around my bust/underarms. This is now on depop and is a size 18 if anyone want’s it – make me an offer!
This is a rather typical work-day look for me a the moment; tailored trousers, a camisole, and a blazer are definitely my go-to outfits right now. That said, I’ve not worn this blazer for a long, long time. It’s quite a heavy fabric so only really ideal for cooler days – where has summer gone? I also found this old necklace in the pits of my jewellery case, I’d honestly forgotten that I had it but love that I’ve found it!
Do you have items you’ve recently found after a clear out?
Check back next Wednesday for more looks from the week and don’t forget to check out the other ladies participating!