Style Secret: Work With What You Have

Fall Fashion

After six months of travelling, it won’t come as a surprise that I didn’t have the funds to go out and buy a work wardrobe for my new corporate gig. Therefore, over the past few weeks I have been taking a special interest in what I already have and how I can combine pieces into work appropriate outfits.


Fall Fashion

This look was styled around the plaid midi skirt I picked up at Forever 21 last season (which they are also carrying this season). Personally, I feel that midi skirts are perfect for the office because they are modest enough for a conservative office and can be styled more playfully for a relaxed office environment. 

Everything else I have on I’ve had for forever. My faux leather jacket I bought at Winners about three years ago, and my turtleneck dates back to…well, longer than I want to admit.

The point is; my immediate thought when I was hired for my new job was “I have nothing to wear,” but I did, and I do. After cleaning out my closet I soon realized that I actually have a lot of pieces that can transition into a business casual environment and honestly, I’ve found re-visioning my wardrobe and working with what I have be really rewarding and frankly, a lot of fun.

I know now that although I don’t have the closet of my dreams, I can definitely work with what I have.

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Fall Fashion

Skirt: Forever21 Turtleneck: Dynamite (similar hereTights: Joe Fresh ShoesTahari  Purse: Forever21 (similar here) Jacket: WINNERS (similar here) Glasses: Exposure  (similar here)

But, don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to heading out and finding some new pieces to integrate into my wardrobe, I just need a few more pay-checks in the bank before that happens.

What is your best piece of advice for reinventing your wardrobe?



  1. Candice
    November 27, 2015 / 7:56 am

    Love this outfit! Midi skirts are awesome for the office, i’m wearing one today with a blouse, an over sized cardigan, black tights and ankle boots with a chunky heel.

  2. Susan
    November 28, 2015 / 8:01 am

    You look wonderful. Is Andy your photographer?

    • wanderbeforewhat
      December 16, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Yep! He’s handy to have around…
      ~Sarah Lynn

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