Tired of looking frumpy? I know I am. I realized recently that the last time I purchased non-maternity work clothes was 2008. With my maternity leave coming to an end and my return to the office imminent my professional wardrobe really needed a total overhaul. I hope you find these next few fashion posts not only entertaining (you are laughing with me and not at me right?) but helpful.
The goals for this wardrobe overhaul are the following:
- Remove all ragged clothes from my closet. Heading back to the office wearing stained worn out clothes is not an option.
- As an urban professional with very little closet space I need a low maintenance, somewhat minimalist wardrobe consisting of several interchangeable items.
- Look professional and dare I say a little sexy.
First item up to bat are shirts…When you find a shirt that you love, is it okay to buy it in every color?
I recently bought the above shirt from Ann Taylor in all four available colors (two in the store and two online). Yep, I admit this might sound wacky but I am kinda a “uniform” type of gal. For example, I had always admired Steve Jobs for wearing the same combination of jeans and a turtleneck. It seemed convenient and the style became his signature.
I bought this shirt from Ann Taylor in all four available colors because:
- It was easy. As the overbooked crazy person that I am; I had exactly 90 minutes to work with an Ann Taylor stylist to refresh my outdated wardrobe (BTW – Anna at the Stanford Shopping Center Ann Taylor is awesome).
- They were reasonably priced and on sale.
- I loved the cut and it looked good on my body.
- The material felt good. I can’t stand itchy clothes!
- Although they are not “nursing” tops, I feel comfortable that I will be able to pump in them without an issue.
- These shirts are MACHINE WASHABLE! Which is great because I don’t have time to go the the dry cleaners and I am pretty sure they will have toddler grease or breast milk spilled on them on a regular basis.
Considering the goals for this wardrobe overhaul; what do you think about these shirts?