So many of my clients and friends ask me how they can make full use of every single item in their wardrobe, especially my working moms.
They tend to purchase different sets of clothing. One for work and the other for casual wear. That can get expensive and can take up much unnecessary room in your closet.
I recently took a work trip to New York City and as I was walking around, jumping from one taxi to another or one subway train to another I noticed how so many women were dressed very professionally yet comfortably stylish at the same time.
I know the lifestyle is different there. They typically work late hours and are rushing to events after work, so there is no time to go home and change.
They have to make full use of their wardrobe without changing a lot.
These ladies are combining their most comfortable and cute walking shoes with their versatile business attire. Notice I said versatile.
They are creating outfits that you can wear to work, a nice dinner, brunch with friends or just comfort in walking around in the big city. What a fantastic way to be versatile and frugal with your style.
We all know you have to be frugal in New York.
So this Southern stylist wanted to give you a few ideas or tips on making full use with your work wear. The big city way.
A lot of Blazers come with suits. Don’t tuck those blazers away for the weekend.
Blazers add structure and style to any casual jean. Find your favorite t-shirt for a more casual look. Add heels, your choice of boots and accessorize with your favorite handbag and jewelry.
You now have a fun, casual outfit for the weekend or a night out with the girls or family.
I know it sounds like working an office bottom into a casual setting isn’t possible. But don’t shy away from taking those office skirts and suit pants to a more casual attire.
Simply by pairing them with a blouse or even a t-shirt of your choice.
Find a casual flat or your favorite heel depending on what you might be doing on the weekend or weeknight.
A simple shift dress is perfect for an easy work to weekend transition.
Pair one with your heels, blazer, and cardigan at work.
During the weekend or weeknight add your favorite accessories like a chunky necklace, sparkly, printed clutch or a skinny belt.
You might even make it a little more casual with a light denim or leather jacket of your choice.
Make sure all of your articles of clothing are altered to your body.
You need to be able to wear a heel with the length of your pants and skirt and still be able to pull off your favorite flat or sandal.
Clearly, accessories can change an outfit. My closet is probably packed with more accessories than clothes.
Clutches, oversized bags, jewelry and scarves can really change up your style. Whether it’s casual or work wear.
A plus to those oversized trendy handbags is that you can pack a few changeable items in them to change into after work hours events. Or maybe even pack a pair of your favorite flats in case your feet are screaming for relief during the day.
I love a big handbag and accessories!
Have Fun with Your Style
Mix it up a little with prints bold colors and fun patterns. Wear something that you can transition from work to evening.
I had the best time in the big city. Even though not all of us are not hustling and bustling around a big city, we all are in the same fashion boat when it comes to making full use out of our wardrobe.
Whether you are a big city working gal or small town working gal, It’s all about comfort and versatility.
Enjoy these simple tips of styling that will get you through the workweek and into the weekend.