It wasn’t too long ago that I despaired of having to attend out-of-the-ordinary events or meetings for work because I didn’t have the attire for it. I could have counted the number of business casual (forget straight up business!) clothes in my closet on one hand. Of course, none of those items matched, and most of them dated back from college, so you can imagine the pathetic state my work “wardrobe” was in.
Back in February, I decided that I’d build a professional capsule wardrobe. Since I was starting from scratch, it made the most sense for me to approach my professional wardrobe in a pragmatic way, and I thought a capsule wardrobe would be the way to go for that. That didn’t work out the way I thought it would, mainly because I’ve strayed from the rigidity of capsule wardrobes in general. But as I built my professional wardrobe, I did focus on pieces that would mix and match, on items that I’d get constant wear out of, and on outfits that would ~elevate~ how professional I looked in the workplace.