When I began my big girl job, my mom purchased all my work attire. The thought of just going through a store to find something to wear to work just bored me to tears, but my mom enjoys shopping so it was a win-win situation. They were all professional, but very boring (no disrespect.) However, after 2+ years in this position, I'm over trying to conform to the social norms of what a 'professional' should look like. I'm comfortable enough in my skin and my job to show my true sense of style.
I've never been one who wants to fit in when it comes to style. There are trends that I find cool and might adapt, but for the most part, I have an idea of what I want to look like and how it should be styled.
That being said, I decided to go into my closet and throw away outfits that weren't for me. I kept some that I'll wear when I'm not in the mood to style myself, and kept other items that I knew I could shake up with different pieces and make my own.
This outfit is a mix of old and new; A pencil skirt, with a blouse and heels:
Skirt: An Express faux leather skirt I purchased from a thrift store. (Already own.)
Shoes: Black and white Gx by Gwen Stefani (Already owned.)
Blouse: Polka dot, puffy sleeve with front tie from H&M (New.)