From age 16 to 26, I’ve always had jobs where I was constantly active and always on my feet. With my move to the East Coast, I decided that I wanted a career that was more stable and on the 9-5 front. With that in mind, I was looking for more of a desk job.
After many years constantly on my feet, I thought this was the best decision. Now, that I have the desk job, I worry about getting a pancake butt. So I have to remind myself to stay active, because I’m not moving around near the amount before.
The other positive I associated with this position, was the ability to finally wear all of my cute clothes. Usually, I would be wearing scrubs, active clothes, or the dreaded uniform. So, this was exciting.
Now, when it comes to clothing, I feel like I am diversified, and I think my mom would attest to that. So, it’s not like I had to go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe for a new desk job. I just needed to “re-create” some outfits and learn to mix-and-match with what I was working with.
So, I put together a list of my 12 Working Girl Style Staples:
- The Classic White Button down
- Black pants (I have several)
- Neutral Sweater
- Simple flats
- Long sleeve silk blouse
- Simple blazer
- Black Tights
- A tote bag
- Black Pumps
- Colored Silk top
- Black Pencil Skirt
With this list, I believe your wardrobe can expand with accessories and mixing and matching. You will be surprised at how far these will take you.