Wardrobe of a stationery shop owner: I love jersey fabrics and anything comfortable, so I usually wear something like the above, plus I love anything shiny. 1. Gold zatchel £45, 2. T-shirt dress £89, 3. Scarf, 4. Studded slippers £28; I bought these and will be going back for other colours - they're very comfy! 5. Pencil skirt £30, 6. Pencil necklace £41, 7. Glitter ipad case £260 (so, I don't have an Ipad and this is expensive, but isn't it fabulous?)
The scarf (3. £80) is from Beulah London. I heard their young founders speak at a conference last week. These young women in their early 20s have such a passion for helping women in India escape sex trafficking - you can read more here. This scarf was a collaboration with the UN Blue Heart campaign, which raises awareness of the problem of human trafficking.
The budget for the wardrobe of working in a 'proper job' is a lot higher, believe me. I'm working in a professional environment in a large company, but it's not super stuffy (I haven't worn a suit to work in years, and don't intend to again.) But, I'm pretty traditional when it comes to appropriate work wear - I'm not a fan of open-toed shoes, sleeveless tops, short skirts etc. So, this is the kind of thing I'd like to wear... 1. Blazer £129, 2. Patent bag £139, 3. Nippon shoe £129, 4. Pleated skirt £99, 5. Washed blue shirt £120, 6. Rose gold watch £219, 7. Retro glasses £95.
Do you have much difference in your work and leisure wardrobe? Mine is not so different, as I usually wear dresses and skirts all the time. If you're writing an article on people who can never get jeans to fit, sign me up, please! I've decided the key to a successful shopping trip is to not even bother trying on trousers!