I started working in an office straight out of uni at the spritely age of 23 and I remember panicking on my first day and not having a clue what to wear. I think I opted for a play it safe pair of black skinnies and a blouse - very daring!
I worked with a lot of elderly folk and got into such a rut with office wear, I ended up donning the same uniform of black trousers and a 3/4 length top for a good 3 years until I moved jobs and started to work around people my own age. The olds used to notice everything and would make a massive deal if you turned up to work in a pair of heels or something, ("ooh look at you in your new shoes, going somewhere special?") so I just stopped bothering.
So yeah when I finally changed jobs It was such a relief to be around people who still watched Hollyoaks and Xfactor, and wouldn't bat an eyelid if you turned up to work flashing a bit o'leg or a bare shoulder. It was like a whole new shiny world of office wear had been revealed to me and I couldn't wait to go dress shopping.
That was nearly 2 years ago and I'm still going strong with the dresses, why pay money for trousers and a top when you can get a dress for half the price? I've recently gone cray (maybs it's a midlife crisis) and have started wearing heels too; it started off with chelsea boots but now I've gone the whole hog with full on courts! So when Clarks asked me if I wanted to pick a pair of their shoes I couldn't resist and opted for these gorgeous and insanely comfortable oxblood Mary Janes. To be honest I usually just opt for Primark shoes for work but after trying these on that will be achangin'! I don't know if you can make out in the last picture but they've got this built in cloud of softness for your feet which really makes a difference if you're going to be wearing them all day, and due to the ultimate comf it really doesn't feel like you're wearing heels at all. I now want them in black, sigh.
Do you work in an office? Where do you go for your work duds?