In the interest of simplifying my life, especially in the mornings, I have a very basic work wardrobe. My "little uniforms" if you please. Clean, crisp and classic lines that are adequately business professional. Some may think my work wardrobe is rather dull and boring and that is fine with me. The reality is I'm there to do a job not be a fashion statement. Not that I ever run the risk of being accused of such. Ha!
I started with a base color of black. I have no navy blue in my wardrobe because I have a difficult time telling the difference between the two, especially early in the morning. There is also no brown because I flat don't care for it.
My basic pieces are three pair of black slacks, a pair of grey slacks. a simple black sweater, six pair of black socks and a pair of black leather shoes. I have ten short sleeved tops in a variety of colors and prints. I chose short sleeves because I can wear them year round regardless of the weather. In chilly weather I just wear them with my sweater.
|These aren't my actual shirts but reasonable examples|
of similar things I own.
For accessories I have about a dozen assorted earrings and a couple of scarves. The scarves were gifts and they are quite lovely. I'm not real big on jewelry so this pretty much covers my needs.
I've also added a nice red sweater for a little more variety and to have a spare since I wear a sweater nearly every day. Sometime this year I plan to add another one in a teal or blue color, I think.
These pieces are all items that I really like and it is really nice to not have a closet filled with items I don't wear. My decisions as to what to wear are easy to make and I have just enough clothing that I only need to wash laundry about once a week. As items wear out I replace them one at a time so my expenses are kept to a minimum.
Pretty simple, pretty basic, but it adequately covers my needs.