Now I've landed the job, I need to start looking the part. I have been wearing scrubs for the past two years so I didn't need clothes for work. That changes the first of May when I start the new job. My wardrobe needs to be a combination of professional and business casual garments. I'm going to start by auditioning the clothes that I have made to see what will work.
I like a classic look with some twists. My goal is to develop a capsule wardrobe following the plan here: Into-mind -building-a-capsule-wardrobe-from-scratch. I started studying this site and a couple of others as I was going to the different interviews. I'm on a RTW fast so I will not be buying any clothes. I will be spending my money on accessories including my favorite things - shoes. Umm, I will have to learn how to wear heels all day again. I hate doing laundry so I want enough garments to last 2-3 weeks.
The general criteria for my wardrobe is:
Self-made garments. I will include some RTW that I already own
easy care mix and match ( some garments will be dry clean only or hand washing but mostly machine wash)
dress code is a mix of professional and dressier business casual
Core colors - black, gray for early spring then add in navy and tan for the summer
Accent colors - red, white, cream, pale blue, purple, green.
The good thing is that I have most of these colors in the stash.
3 pieces outfits work the best for me. I'm a big fan of twin sets and I wear a lot of skirts and pants.
pants or pencil skirt+shell+cardigan
pants or pencil skirt+shell+jacket
long skirt+short top
tunic and slim leg pants
Shoes - flats, pumps and slingbacks.
Jewelry - gold and silver. I only buy costume jewelry because I am always losing earrings.
Handbags - variety - some will be self made
I have to sort out what is already in the wardrobe and what needs to be made. I might raid my mother's closet.
4 pairs of slim leg pants
4 pairs of wider leg pants
6 knit tops
4 woven longer sleeve tops
Hair and makeup
Loc styling - I will be wearing my hair up because it looks more professional
Need new makeup to go with my new glasses. I was kinda freaked out Saturday when I went to get new glasses. Buying glasses is a rip-off, glasses should not cost almost 1500.00. Then they try to tell you that you are getting a discount when the final price is almost 700.00. I asked for my prescription and they weren't happy that I requested it. I came home and checked out online eyewear sites.
I've been thinking about this collection for the past few weeks. I am writing this down so I can see what I need to sew and get it out of my head. This weekend I will be going over what I already own and continuing to work on my 2014 Swap. I wore my first 3Pac to two of the interviews.
I'll be ordering shoes and going jewelry shopping soon. I gave up buying fabric and Pepsi for Lent so I have money for something else. Lol.