Wardrobe 101: Get Your Look Together.

Wardrobe 101

I mentioned the other day that I’ve been working on a theory of how to build a work wardrobe; one that allows you to take 5 minutes to get dressed in the morning, and helps simplify the shopping process.

In this post, I’m listing the looks I chose which suit my:

  • body shape (tall with swimmers shoulders),
  • age (40+) and colouring (brunette).

Here’s what I came up with:

1. “Chanel-style” jackets



2. Moto jackets


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I wear fabric or tweed versions (not leather) with loose, long tops and skinny pants.

3. Button-down shirt and sweater



All my sweaters are crew neck to break up my wide shoulders.

4. Long cardigans

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with skinnies. My uniform of choice.

5. Cropped pants.


with loafers, ballet pumps or leather sandals (in summer).

6. Army style jacket.

the northern light


7. Loose, long jumpers

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I love this look, but very few big jumpers suit me – they have to be tight around my ribs or I look like a box. Anyway, not really smart enough for work.

8. Knee high boots and skirt.


I love my boots but I have a feeling they aren’t quite as smart as this!

Wardrobe 101

These looks are meant to be inspirational. Styles I like. Styles that suit me.

Not surprisingly they aren’t too far removed from things already in my wardrobe.