It’s been about a year since I returned to work in optometric practice and I’m aware that I haven’t shared many work outfits. The main reason is simply because logistics don’t allow. Like most people, I have little time to spare before heading off to work. And upon my return, there were usually two hungry teenagers wanting, and deserving of, my attention. (There is now only one hungry teenager; Poppy started at Durham University at the weekend). From now on, I’ll ask Harry or Ian to take a quick phone snap of my work outfits before I set off, which I’ll upload into a post once a month.
Unlike my day-to-day wardrobe from which I wear dresses on repeat, my work outfits tend to be versatile separates which I mix and match, although I do have some work dresses too. Here are some “proper” photographs of a jersey dress that Woolovers, kindly gifted to me. In fact, they gifted two so I’ll put that one in the next post. It’s useful to know, (if, like me, it makes you itch), that not everything in their collection contains wool. I have a cotton mix boatneck from there last year which I wore over and over for work last winter.
When I choose work outfits, I look for a mix of style, comfort and practicality. The other thing I consider is whether or not I can wear them with flat shoes. I choose this rather sensible option because I walk to work and I’m up and down stairs all day. This navy spot jersey dress is lovely and lightweight. The ruching at the waist is very flattering and adds to the shape and structure. This dress doesn’t crease or ride up when I sit down. It ticks all of the boxes.
The Perfect Pair
What is the perfect eyewear to compliment a work outfit like this? I wear varifocals all day at work so the frame must be lightweight and comfortable. I don’t like my eyewear to clash with the rest of the outfit- I want to look and feel professional. However, I never want to feel dull so although at first glance these large cat-eyes by Coach might appear to be quite simple, they’re anything but. They have a beautiful denim and taupe glitter finish with rose detail on the side They’re incredibly lightweight and don’t leave any marks on my nose. (And so impressed am I with the Essilor X4D Varilux lenses that I reviewed last month that I had them put into this frame too).
Get 20% Off at Woolovers
I have a Woolovers discount code. Get 20% off all full-priced knits, so do head over and take a look. There are some beautiful cashmere pieces as well as gorgeous knits and clothing both with and without wool. Use the code WLL20 if you decide to treat yourself. Thank you Woolovers for gifting this dress.