Autograph dress, Big W bow suede heels

Those that follow along with me on Instagram will have some idea of what my work wardrobe consists of. A lot of black and white and a whole bunch of gray. Now I’m pretty restricted, I am working in a real estate environment for a franchise with plenty of branded work wear they would love, love me to wear. Given that I’m here 20 hours a week {usually 4 hours most days} if I’m wearing corporate’ish attire that will suffice.

So for that, I go to my wardrobe. Stylish and modest black dresses, usually with a cardigan thrown over top {my cubical is sub zero being right under the air con vent} and more often than not comfortable black flats. Because in real estate, you do an awful lot of running around. And not always on pavement either. In paddocks, through mud, over fences and under back decks.

I also find that spending the $50 per shirt for branded attire is a pain in my shopping budget. At Coles, with the Mix Apparel range, I can get three tops and 3 cardigans for that! So while I HAVE a corporate shirt and a polo or two I save them for occasions that I have to look like one of the lemmings, err, team. I buy from Moda for TargetAvella and Emerson for Big W, Mix Apparel for Coles and my wardrobe regulars {and must haves} Autograph and Virtu. I keep the pieces basic and classic. I buy what I can afford and will buy off-season if I have too {hello 3 cardigans from Mix for $24, yesterday!}. With these basics I set to work mixing them up, so the same dress will look different every day of the week, if I have too. And that, looks a little something like THIS…

Virtu Alessandra Dress, Big W emerson heels

 

mix Apparel cardigan, Basque Women top, Moda for target skirt & Big W flats

 

Forever 21 blazer, grey t-shirt Avella for Big W, Autograph skirt, Emerson flats Big W

 

Autograph tunic {worn as top}, Moda for Target skirt, Big W flats

 

Virtu Benita Maxi, Autograph waterfall cardie, $9 Payless tan flats

 

Autograoph grey cardie, black tunic from City Chic, Autograph jodpher leggings and Big W flats

 

Target dress, Mix Apparel cardie, BigW flats

So there you go! And this post has planted a little seed for me. So watch this space for a wardrobe essentials post series {once I publish the last Sugers Summer post – YES, there’s one more to go}. Wardrobe essentials will cover the wardrobe staples you need to build your wardrobe. Well, the ones I used to get started and we’ll go from there. So watch this space. Suger will hook you up. Haha.