|Open Mind Fashion||
Need a basic white shirt or a slinky tank? The Zara sale is beginning to heat up.
Here are several selections at $12.99 or less....
And one at $19.99...
Some people wear clothes only because they have to. Others love their clothes a bit too much. But like a girl twirling in a flared dress, most of us could probably enjoy our clothes just a little more. Here are some ideas on how to do that...
Enjoy the fabrics you wear
Whether they're soft & silky or rough & tough, enjoy the feeling on your skin of the fabrics you wear. And once it's time to change into loungewear or pjs after a hard day's work, savor the change into the cozy comfort of home.
Whether it's finding a place to hang our coats or pulling on thick socks, winter forces us to deal with our clothes. Bury yourself up in a heavy winter coat & help someone on with hers. Wrap on a long scarf. Stomp in heavy boots through in the snow.
Dress for the occasion
We dress up for a special event to give its due, to give weight to its importance. So dress for the occasion. We so rarely wear anything fancy--relish the once-a-year opportunity, & do it up right.
If the house were burning down, & I had to grab 5 things to wear to work for the next several weeks, here's what I'd grab...
my 5 essentials for the office:
1. Basic, comfy, dressy loafers
Black goes with everything, & a heel allows me to wear them with skirts & dresses. Works most seasons with or without hose or tights.
2. Dressy jeans
Days that require in-between clothes (not too dressy, not too casual) are for me the hardest to dress for, & they seem to occur all the time. Enter the dressy, dark jean (a denim skirt or dress works similarly). Add heels or boots, & you're set.
My friend & colleague Monica (who inspired this post :) keeps an almost identical sweater hanging in her office. The temperature can be so unpredictable at work, it's nice to have a layer to throw on. Also adds a little finish to any outfit.
3. All-season skirt
Most days I prefer a skirt to pants--just more comfortable. Prints, solids, pencil, a-line--all good.
5. Floral blouse
It's hard to find a blouse that's the right fabric, right pattern. I've been wearing & loving this one for over 5 years.
Most of these items from my closet have been worn again & again over many years. I think they've earned their keep & proven they are essential.
Of course, also essential to my day at work is good snacks & lots of hot tea!--comforts to help us through the day :-))
What are your top 5 essentials for the office?
These asymmetric tops intrigue me with their unique complications. They make us look twice.
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