Building a work wardrobe can be both thrilling and daunting. For those like myself who doesn't have the luxury of a huge dressing room, the top priority is bound to be multi-functionality, versatility, the ease to mix-and-match; and of course, to achieve this without compromising your style.
The broad principle to remember is:
Load up on basics, focus on cut, go easy on the patterns, and indulge in a few showstoppers.
Top - Reformation/ Pants - Club Monaco / Shoes - Stuart Weitzman / Jewellery - Dior
Always consider your budget, work environment, taste and lifestyle. Don’t feel like you have to rush out and buy them all at once! Invest in quality, classic pieces that you are going to wear or use regularly (for me, that's shoes, jewelries and bags), and mix them up with high-street and more inexpensive style pieces to stay in trend (which you might not wear it after a year).
This checklist, with tips on fabric and style choice, will hopefully help you in building a collection of outfits that fits all sorts of professional and social engagements x
1. Pick your base neutral and consider the overall colour palette.
Colour speaks a lot about you. So your task here is to pick a base neutral; probably black, navy, gray, or beige. This ensures your clothes will go together and can be a huge time saver every morning! Take into account what colours are your favorite items, and the accessories you currently have.
Then, pick two or three colours for accents. For me, vivid colours like cobalt or red work well. But you can always choose softer ones like light blue or mint.