Show off your true colours at work… in your clothes

This week I went to the most colourful place I could think of in London, Notting Hill

One of the reasons so many people enjoy Autumn, myself included, is the changing colours that the season brings. It is also the season to switch up the colours in your wardrobe, or is it? Whilst I love neutrals, and I believe that the basis to any good capsule wardrobe should include simple shades of white, black and navy, don’t be afraid to incorporate some bold colours into your workwear outfits. Continue reading

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A leopard never changes its spots; introducing animal prints into your office wardrobe

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, or should I say leopard, or zebra, or snake. Animal prints are in, and I’m hoping here to stay!

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Long gone are the days where leopard print was exclusively reserved for the likes of Kat Slater. This Autumn almost everyone is dressed in some variety of animal print, and there is no reason why it can’t be worn in the office too. The season’s hottest trends are classy and chic, and ready to wear to work.

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Classic and Chic Capsule Check

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It’s October and Autumn has also reared it’s head. This month promises me many new starts; in a new job, a new flat in a new city, and of course, new Autumn trends for my wardrobe!

A/W trends seem to have blown up this year, and I am here for it! I think they’re amazingly adaptable, so I will definitely be incorporating them into my office wardrobe.

The most obvious A/W18 trend my capsule wardrobe needs is check. It’s classic and will return season after season, year after year.  Continue reading

5 key items to start a capsule work wardrobe

Ever the budget conscious, I started my capsule office wardrobe by looking at what I already had. Those navy suit trousers I picked up two years ago in a Topshop sale because I thought they’d be useful, perfect. The jungle print mini dress I bought for my 18th birthday night out, not so much!

A collector of shoes and bags, some of my more expensive items are already accounted for. Last summer, I invested in a pair of quality Clarks’ tan brogues (they were a bargain at £35 for real leather!) They may not be as glamorous as high heels but on days when I’ll be walking to the office and running around all day, they’ll be my go-to shoes. Also tan is autumnal and they’ll keep my feet dry!

I have painstakingly narrowed down my essential capsule wardrobe items to 5 pieces. Continue reading

Hello there!

You’ve found me! Welcome to The Graduate Wardrobe.

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Sarah, a 22 year old recent graduate moving to Leeds to begin my career as a Management Consultant for a big corporate firm.

The Graduate Wardrobe aims to showcase my personal and evolving style of corporate chic, using exclusively accessible and budget-friendly high street shops. Being new to the world of workwear fashion, I will be building up my capsule wardrobe and sharing my favourite on-trend finds with you here.

I believe there is a lack in suitable advice for young women beginning their careers in regards to corporate style. I hope The Graduate Wardrobe can fill this niche by showing you how one graduate is figuring out her business wear style.

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Me on Graduation Day in summer 2018. Dress and Shoes from ASOS