It’s easy with men… shirt, trousers & tie and hey bingo, you’re ready for another working day! With women, it’s much more difficult. You can’t really wear the same thing in the same week, you get bored of your wardrobe choices & try to change things up daily with accessories.

In previous blog posts, I’ve stated how much I hate clothes shopping, I get really grumpy when I can’t find what I’m looking for. I generally have an idea in my head & I get it. If I don’t, I give up because I hate spending hours going from shop to shop!

With work clothes, you HAVE to look a certain way, you have to have the correct image & you can’t just throw any old thing on! Don’t get me wrong, there have been times when I just can’t be bothered. I stick my hair up in a ponytail, put no makeup on, wear a tank top & a cardigan along with a pair of my endless amount of black trousers. But, I can’t dress like that ALL the time. Especially with the company I work for (other than Dress Down Fridays, of course!)

Every month when I get my salary, I go work clothes shopping. I pick up a few more tops, cardigans, trousers then look at dresses & attempt to talk myself into buying one for the office, visions of me in a little black dress, a black cardigan & killer heels. But, I’m still trying to talk myself into buying one.

I go to bed at night trying to figure out what on earth I’m going to wear the next day. Tomorrows choice? A purple blouse, black trousers, a black cardigan incase I’m chilly & heels. I’d probably end up changing my mind numerous times until I resort to my original choice. Sucks to be a women sometimes!

Do any of you women have the same work wear frustrations that I do? Do you keep buying new work wear?


  1. Tell me about it! I’ve forsaken reckless shopping and I’m focussing on classic chic wear and pieces that are easy to mix and match. My style is leaning towards feminine pieces, like wraps, cardigans on dresses, and printed blouses, or ruffled shirts. I really like Ted Baker and Massimo Dutti 🙂

  2. Payday trawls of whatever dresses are on sale on the Oasis website keep me going 🙂 I think I have enough work outfits now, but it’s tough working in the corporate law environment – suits etc really don’t fit with my personal style at all and I feel as if I’m dressing up in mummy’s clothes when I do have to wear them. My look is a compromise – smart enough, while still looking cute and individual. I think I can pull it off as a non-fee earner.

    Obviously the collection of mini-skirts I rocked in the Apple Store are totally out though!

  3. I know what you’re talking about but luckily my current part time job doesn’t require me to dress up heheehe but back then I too stuck to black pants and a shirt and cardigan hehe 😛 But before that I was obsessed with suits they are fun to dress up hehe and i love skirts 😛 I love them a lot! 😛

  4. ananyah Reply

    @Amorelicious: yeah I totally get what you mean! wraps and cardigans are amazing for work 😀 mix & matching!

    @last year’s girl: ah yeah! sometimes I look at what I’m wearing and think “WTF if this was last year, I’d never wear it!” Obviously the mini’s had to go though hahaha Apple Store rocked them well!

    @Jacqui: I don’t need to wear suits thank god! I had being THAT dressed up hahaha & I hate that you don’t have a dress code now 😛

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