How to transform your workwear as a working mum
- Mums Tips
- Mumpreneurs & Mums at work
- Published on Monday, 04 January 2021 16:37
- Last Updated on 04 January 2021
- Monica Costa
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Work is one of those things that we can all feel like we can get into a style dilemma with. You love the job you do, you are a powerful business woman – like my recent interviewee Fearne Cotton, but yet you may not feel like you can identify your style and personality through your workwear due to feeling like you can’t express yourself too much. You don’t want to lose the appearance of business and seriousness. However, you can transform your workwear wardrobe and it is easier than you think. The smart-working from home will end up soon and we will need to be ready to face real meetings other than Zoom. Let’s ditch those leggings and comfy pjs and get geared up for 2021. Here are some suggestions.
One of the best things you can do when it comes to your workwear wardrobe is to utilise a capsule wardrobe. This is where you have certain items that you can mix and match to ensure that you change your outfits and still look the part. It could be a mix of investment pieces, coats, suits, jackets, and then look at adding blouses and different accessories. You can mix in some colour, as well as different textures and materials. There are some ways you can utilise items you already have and perhaps style them in a different way.
Use accessories to add your own style
You can use accessories to help add to your own style, especially if you are needing to dress items that are a little more plain and business like. For example, if you are wanting or needing to wear a great suit with a white shirt, then the shoes you wear, the belt, the jewellery such as necklaces or things like Nomination rings, or even the bag you choose to wear with it, along with the coat, can make a big difference to the overall outfit and enable you to add some personality to the clothes that you wear.
Shop statement pieces
It is important for you to shop for some statement pieces that can be added to your workwear wardrobe. This might be a patterned shirt that you would wear with a plain grey or black suit. You don’t need to over do it, but some items that are a little more expressive and are true to your personality can be a great way to boost your confidence in the working environment. You can easily find statement pieces online or in store, and often they will be “on trend” in terms of colour, pattern, texture or materials that are being used.
The power suit is an investment
Finally, there is no denying that there is one element of clothing that will always stand the test of time when it comes to your workwear wardrobe and that is the power suit. This can often be an investment as paying for quality over quantity is key for something that gets worn quite a lot. If you stick with colours that will always go with different styles and rock any season you are good to go. You could stick with grey, blue or even a navy or black suit perhaps.
Let’s hope these tips help you to transform your workwear wardrobe.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums