Regulars here will know that it’s coming up to five years since I graced an office with my presence, arriving as early as possible to ensure not being left with a dodgy chair.
There was also a time that arriving punctually ensured you also had a computer terminal to work at. Handy things those computers when you had stories to write.
So, I count my blessings as I sit at my own desk in the corner of our lounge room … especially as we are coming into cooler weather and I can hear my Ugg boots calling me from the depths of my wardrobe. Yes, I’m guilty of letting my former standards slip because a typical day involves hitting the keyboard, jousting with the inbox and fighting the traffic on the school run (speaking of, did you see on Facebook the other night where I mentioned that my school is fundraising with a raffle of a VIP carpark at the school? Genius).
If you are office bound Monday to Friday, you may already be thinking about how to keep things exciting on the workwear front. You may also be breathing a sigh of relief that you can actually start layering again. I know I’m excited that the thought of putting a lightweight scarf around my neck without feeling as if something really clingy and sweaty is trying to strangle me.
I’m also excited to dive right in to incorporating new colours into the mix. Shhh … don’t tell chartreuse.
Think rich jewel tones, such as emerald, cobalt, fuchsia; a power-pop of red or berry mix. They’re all out there, leaving us without an excuse to work them back with our favoured black and shades of grey. No excuse, you here me?
Scroll down for some inspiration and shopping suggestions. Remember one or two key pieces may be all you need to give your autumn 2013 workwear wardrobe a seasonal lift.
Just click on each image and then the caption below each image for more details.
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Missed the post where I gave a rundown of the autumn-winter 2013 trends? Click on over here.
How are you giving your work wardrobe a lift this autumn?