I started working in an office environment about a month ago, which means, you guessed it, NEW WARDROBE! (and I got a job haha)
When I started, I knew I wanted to look professional without sacrificing comfort and style, or spending a ton of cash.
I do live a fairly busy life. I work another part time job somedays after work or I usually will go out straight from the office, whether that’s just to a friends house or out for dinner.
Sometimes I will pack a change of clothes depending on where I’m going or what I am doing, but honestly a lot of the time I find this to just take up time that I don’t have or I’m lazy.
So I am constantly looking for outfits that are appropriate in a professional setting, but are also stylish and comfortable so I could wear them out after work as well if I needed to.
Here are a few of my favourite spots for that:
Mad About Style
Mad About Style is a Winnipeg boutique that carries pieces from graphic sweaters and reading socks, to work wear, to evening wear, to casual wear. Basically they have it all and I LOVE their stuff. The majority of my wardrobe is from there. Everything they carry is great quality at a fair price, and this is a perfect boutique to find that balance of work to street style. They also have an online store!
I honestly really, really don’t like dress pants. I do not usually find them comfortable or flattering on me. However, I recently found a pair at Dynamite with a stylish ankle cut that are SO comfortable. These pants can be paired with a sweater or blouse and really are great for a professional setting. Here is a picture of the pair I got:
Zara is one of my favourite stores all around but they are GREAT for inexpensive work wear. I got the dress below from Zara and it has become a staple in my work wardrobe.
Again, H&M is another awesome spot to find inexpensive items without risking quality. I found this great button up/sweater combo there and it is SO cute. It comes in multiple colours and by adding a statement necklace I can easily wear it out for dinner after work with girlfriends!
A few of my other favourite places to buy work to street wear include Joe Fresh, Banana Republic (GREAT SALES) and RW&CO (I have some great pants from there)
Any recommendations?! Share them below.
Also thank you to my SUPER talented friend Rachel for these photos – check her out on Instagram @rscams