If you find yourself wearing the same outfits to work week in and week out, you might be in an outfit rut. I put together some updated outfit ideas for work with options that don’t break the bank! Each of the outfits is under $300, including shoes and accessories. You don’t have to spend every penny you have on creating a good outfit. You could even get your clothes from the charity shops (thrift stores) and purchase accessories such as jewellery at Jacobs The Jeweller.com. As long as you can afford it and you feel comfortable wearing it, that’s all that should matter.
I used to fall into a work outfit rut. Every day featured a different pencil skirt in a slightly different color than the day before. I found that a little more planning on Sunday evenings I could get out of the rut. I’d go through and pick out everything that I wanted to wear for the week and put it to one side of my closet. I even switch things up a little, just so I am not wearing the exact same thing every day. If I choose to wear similar pieces a few days apart, I just add some statement jewellery and then the outfit looks totally different. I never used to consider wearing jewellery and I would always need more information on how to style jewellery properly, but with a bit of practice and colour coordination, I now manage just fine. Sometimes I choose to wear heel and trousers, whereas another day, I may feel like keeping it casual by wearing jeans and trainers from a company like Vessi footwear for comfort. It just depends on how I feel and the weather too. Otherwise, my “so-not-a-morning-person’ demeanor would just gravitate towards pencil skirt, t-shirt and plain heels.
Here are some great options for each day of the week and all items can be mixed and matched throughout the month.