I'm still relatively new to the corporate world, and thinking of what to wear every day has been quite a challenge. Coming from a university that required uniforms, I never felt the need to buy slacks, belts, button-downs, knee-length dresses, and blazers. So when I started working five months ago, I had absolutely nothing. Okay, that's not entirely true. To be exact, I had one button-down (white, too casual to be worn in the office), two or three dresses that might be acceptable (most of my dresses end way above my knees), a few belts (but only one that matches my office outfits), several blazers (but none that fits me perfectly), and no slacks.
Given the current state of my wardrobe, I could probably come up with outfits good enough for only a week (or two?). Clearly, they weren't enough. I did some serious shopping and figured that the best way to go about this was to invest in basics. A black button-down, white pants, black pumps--pieces that I can use over and over again.
And using just basic pieces, I came up with this. What do you think?
Miss Selfridge heels
Photos by Ben Bigalbal