This week's Aussie Curves theme is 'work'. In case you don't know Aussie Curves is an online community of size 14+ Aussie and NZ women who share their passion for fashion and challenge themselves each week to dress to a theme. This group of amazing women inspire me every day and are the reason I got my blogging groove back! So, on to the theme!
I work in a hospital and spend equal time between sitting at a desk and walking to and from wards to see patients. My number 1 requirement for work is comfort! Spending all day somewhere and having to run around here and there requires comfort over anything else. I will never be the high-heels-to-work kind of girl. I do envy those women but I just couldn't deal with the discomfort! I'm my most stressed at work so I don't need any painful emotions distracting me. However I do like to let my personal style shine at the same time.
I decided to capture a couple of my outfits from this week. One thing that's clear from these photos is that I definitely have a preferred hairstyle for work! I high bun is quick and easy, keeps my hair off my face (and my hair out of my patient's meals, haha) and hides dirty hair brilliantly!
Fluffy jumper: Gifted (brand unknown)
This is definitely a Monday morning look! It's about as close to pajamas as work clothes can get! These leggings are super thick so with a long shirt can be pulled-off at work. My view with work pants is that as long as it's paired with a shirt you can pull off anything! (business on top, party on the bottom). I love this jumper; it's snuggly and warm and makes me feel cosy all day long.
These old harem trousers have recently become a work favourite of mine. I love how they sit high on the waist without clinging to the stomach and then taper in at the ankle. I'm not a big fan of the traditional standard bootcut black work pant; it's just a bit 'been there done that' for my liking! I think my university days of working as a checkout chick have put me off them forever! The waterfall blazer is an oldie but a goodie. I generally hate blazers as I find them quite constricting on the arms and back and spend the whole day holding my next stiffly as the collar pushes into my neck. Haha uptight much? But this one is lovely and loose and always gets a compliment.
Kimono jacket: Thrifted
Belt: Country Road
This is my newest fav work outfit loosely based on Carrie's gorgeous outfit in Sex and the City movie...
Not a great image of it but I love the high-waisted belted 80s trousers with the loose jacket. I spent hours trawling the net for the perfect paperbag style trousers with no luck. I then happened to be browsing my local Savers and on a whim decided to look at the trousers in the men's section. And I found these gems! Many would say they're unflattering and masculine but I love their vibe. With one of my vintage kimono jackets I feel amazing in this outfit.
What's your fail-safe work outfit?