Capsule Wardrobe, Outfits and Style

Capsule Wardrobe Outfits 2.7 and 2.8: This week’s work outfits

I don’t post about my work outfits as much as I would like, as typically I’m in a rush in the mornings to get to the office and I don’t have the time to look for a spot to find good lighting, set up the camera, make sure no-one’s looking etc. 

With a break in parental duties today (thank you Master 1 for a loooong nap!), I decided to actually post this week’s work outfits in advance, which also gives me a chance to assess how they look and what I think of them.

Outfit 1:


Wearing: Gorman silk top; Gorman pencil skirt; Windsor Smith Chelsea boots (similar)

The top and skirt were part of the Gorman clothing haul I snapped at Rozelle Markets. I think the girl who ran the stall used to work at the store. Anyway, the skirt still had tags on it, $180 being the last reduced price, and I got it for $30, which was not a bad deal. The top was $20.

The outfit kind of cements the fact that I’ll never be a true minimalist, in that I love the all of the colours working together in this. It’s one of the things I missed in my autumn capsule – while I had some injections of colour here and there, I didn’t have a full on colourful outfit like this, and there are days when I just feel like wearing colour.




Outfit 2.


Wearing: Witchery top (similar); Staple the Label pleather skirt (similar); Sportsgirl leopard shoes (similar)

I have a work lunch function organised for the day I’m planning to wear this outfit, and for some reason I decided an all-black ensemble would be appropriate.

I thrifted this skirt early last year – it was originally longer, with mesh attached to the bottom hem with another band of black pleather . The mesh itself had been torn in places. There was no way I would wear the skirt in that state, even if the mesh hadn’t been torn, but a simple snip meant the mesh was cut off and the skirt became a simple but versatile basic.

And I know I just said that I missed colour, and then my second work outfit for the week is this monochromatic one… well, sometimes, I also just want to wear all black too.




Both outfits will be topped with my trusty David Lawrence trench coat (similar here), as it is damn cold in Sydney at the moment.


Another to note about these outfits… I’m wearing skirts! Heaven knows what got into me when I chose my work outfits for this week. Hopefully I won’t regret my decision when the cold hits.

I hope you like this looking into the future post on what I’ll be wearing to work for the week! Now, if only the little boy will continue to have nice long naps, then I can keep these posts going 🙂

All of these items are in my winter capsule wardrobe.

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