Saturday, March 26, 2011

What's In Your Closet?

by Lawyer Working Girl

Hey Working Girls guess what? Spring is here! Do you feel it yet? I have definitely gotten a case of spring fever! Are the days getting warmer where you live? By the way, real big sorry to those of you still getting snow this time of year - eek!

This change in weather sometimes makes picking out what to wear to work difficult. And since I walk to work I have to pay particularly close attention to the weather. Some days I want to wear a skirt or a dress, but it's not quite cold enough for tights and not quite warm enough for bare legs. Other days, it will be warm during the day and borderline cold in the evenings on my walk home, so I have to be sure to carry a jacket or coat. I long for the summer where I just have to deal with warm days and warm nights.

There is one thing though that keeps running through my mind each morning as I'm looking through my closet and trying to decide what to wear: it's time to go shopping. I feel like it's time for a brand new work wardrobe.

Some of my shirts are too small and some pants are too tight. I've got so many suits that I used to wear to court everyday that I don't even wear anymore. At my current job, I never wear suits to work. In fact, I don't think I've had a reason to wear a suit in almost 2 years! Also, I sometimes feel like I'm wearing the same things over and over again. It is definitely time for some new clothes!

As I sit down to make my list of must have pieces (cardigan, button down shirt, light gray pants, etc.), I would love your help Working Girls in figuring out some essential pieces for a new spring/summer work wardrobe. Also what are some fun colors that you plan to incorporate into your work wardrobe for the spring and summer?



Ms. Attitude said...

I need to get a new work wardrobe myself. I know that I am wearing a lot of the same things over again and it's getting old. Even my summer dresses need updating. I love the dress you have posted here. I will definitely need to find something like that.

Charcoal Renderings said...

I am always a fan of jewel tones. I've found myself gravitating toward the blues lately, royal in particular. In my closet I have an array of skirts, A-line and pencil, in varying hues of solid and print, and wide-leg trousers in all colors and fabric weights. All of my best blouses come from sale racks in department stores. I have two gorgous wrap-style blouses I got from Kohl's on sale--V neck, wide waist band with a jeweled pin embellishment, and a wrap-style float away from the midriff torso that is always comfy and flattering (and machine washable!). I'm a big advocate for great pieces that do double duty. I have more cardigans than I know what to do with.

Priyanka Agrawal said...

how about some tapered Silhouette in red and other bright colours?
Also, I love to wear bright coloured accessories in spring.

Kirby said...

I like to buy a couple trendy pieces, something colorful for spring, a flowerly blouse for example and then get good basics. I'll also buy accessories like colorful scarves or statement necklaces so my basics don't get too boring.

Heather Pranitis said...

I'm a neutral gal. However, I'll be adding a few pairs of dress capris (I live in Arizona) and a few colorful tops to "spice" up the neutral wardrobe. And of course I'm always trying to improve my use of accessorizing my outfits. One thing I've been on the search for is a white short sleeve (cuffed) dress shirt - I'd love to combine this with a bright and colorful silk scarf.

Rose said...

I live in Malaysia. Its 12 months summer here. So you can imagine how hot it gets. :)