Key pieces in my work capsule wardrobe
Hi Friends! Happy Monday - we're onto a new week, and one step closer to Spring *knock on wood*! I went for a run this weekend, and I definitely think I felt a hint of the warmer weather that's on the horizon. The wind wasn't ICE COLD, and I even took off my hat by the end. Small victories :)
I realized that while I've covered my casual capsule wardrobe on the blog, I haven't really delved into my work capsule, and I wanted to share! So here's some general background - I work in Finance, in a business-casual office environment. It definitely has taken me about 2 years at this point to build my work wardrobe to where it is today, but I find that my capsule pieces have built a strong foundation where I don't have to think too much in the morning while I'm getting ready. Most of my work capsule is cohesive, making picking an outfit easy and efficient (which saves time and energy for when I'm actually doing my job!)
As the seasons are changing, I wanted to share with you some of my go-to outfits from this past winter, and some of the pieces that I consistently go back to (Sloan pants - I'm looking at you!). Keep reading below!
Outfit #1: Black skinny pants (Banana Republic), Mock-neck cashmere sweater (old from Velvet by Graham & Spencer); Scarf (old, H&M, similar); Gold earrings (Kendra Scott), Loafers (Kristin Cavallari at Nordstrom)
I wear these pants at least 2-3 times per week (yes, I have multiple pairs). I love a cozy sweater and scarf because I am ALWAYS cold in the office!
These are the same pants as above, but in a dark grey color. I also love the color and style of this cowl-neck sweater - it's an easy winter option! I also wear these flats most days of the week. They're so comfortable, and I think that they look professional.
Outfit #3: Patterned A-line skirt (old from Anthropologie, similar, similar), Black tissue-tee turtleneck (Jcrew), black tights (Target), black booties (old from Anthropologie, similar), Gold earrings (Kendra Scott)
I like wearing skirts in the winter with tights and booties. I got this skirt at Anthropologie awhile ago, but any statement patterned skirt will do. I also really love the animal print detail on the back of these boots - it's a fun pop to add to any outfit.
There's really nothing like jeans and a white shirt. I also usually bring a fuzzy vest (I really am always cold) to throw on if needed. Love this look for casual Friday's!
I'd love to hear from you - do you have any places that are your go-to's to shop for work-appropriate clothing? Let me know in the comments below!