As I start my new job, I’ve had to start a new way of dressing myself. While the dress code at work is definitely business casual, it is still a step up from what I could get away with as a work at home mom or a graduate student.
I used to have a nice wardrobe, because I had to look presentable in front of a class full of students. That was several years ago, however, and before starting my new job at the beginning of June, I realized that I needed to take stock of what clothes I had and what clothes I needed.
Luckily, one of the two legal six week long sales sessions is going on right now in France, so I’ve been able to stock up on some nice, stain free tee-shirts, summer slacks and blouses and so on for very little. I’ve also taken this opportunity to buy some clothes that will fit my kids next season or next year- this is one of the ways that I save money on kids’ clothes.
Last year I wrote a three-part series called How to Look Fabulous, Frugally, in which I describe in more detail how to have a nice wardrobe, without spending too much money.
- This part describes the five questions or issues to consider when looking at your clothes.
- This part tries to define what a frugal wardrobe is.
- This part describes how to take care of your clothes so that they last longer and look better.
What are your tricks for looking nice on a budget, especially at work?