Well it is week 4 since our friend Mallory landed her first job out of college. Last week we posted some outfits that she was planning on wearing to work. We received some feedback from our readers and let’s say any feedback is good feedback no matter what the comment. So we took Mallory on a shopping excursion to one of her (and ours!) favorite stores-H&M- to find some basics to add into her wardrobe without causing a monetary breakdown. Here is what she had to say below..
“Today was great! I had a great shopping experience…and let me tell you that working pays off-because I was able to finally buy some new clothes! The first paycheck came and I got down to business. I thought of where I should go and buy clothes in my budget but still feel stylish and appropriate for work. So with a little help from the workchic team we decided on hitting H&M. They really brought to my attention how to play up my figure and cover up areas I don’t want exposed. I know my last outfits weren’t up to par but that is all I could afford. I had to make it work. Then I realized that buying a few pairs of pants and a few different tops can give you a weeks worth of clothes. You can then mix and match those and you have even more outfits! I needed to enter this store with my eyes wide open my eyes rather than just making a hasty purchase. Before I wouldn’t even consider buying a pair of pants if they had to be hemmed. Now I accept that I need all of my pants hemmed! Another example was that I got a colorful a-line skirt today that I would have never picked up before, but trying it on as an outfit made it easier to see how great it actually looked. I also got a great tip from Jenn -the co-founder of Workchic-she said that a shirt that has a great design or pattern does not even need an accessory because there is already so much to it, the outfit will look great in itself. Before this, I did my best with what I could find in my closet and now with a little help I was able to start building up my wardrobe. But for all you girls out there that still need wardrobe help- when you feel comfortable financially, call up one of your friends or family members and go shopping. They can really help and pick out things outside of your comfort zone. After today I would agree that is a very good thing!”
Here are some of Mallory’s finds below. We would love to know your thoughts!