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Old 07-29-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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Because I work in a casual setting, it's a waste of time to frequently switch wardrobes. I sometimes take public transportation, too - and I don't want any good clothes ruined because of who knows what on a bus. So I wear the same basics week in, week out.

At least I seldom consider what to wear for work. As long as it looks decent and can be accessorized, I'm fine.

How about you?

Oops, spelled "repeatedly" wrong.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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I do the same.
I also use train to go to work. I use the same clothes 2 days in a row - assuming they are clean and un-smelly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Over the last year, I've been striving to have a capsule wardrobe - a smaller number of well-made, well fitting, classic pieces. I finally figured out I was happier if I had one pair of beautiful, exquisitely fitting pair of black trousers than 3-4 less expensive pair that I bought because the price was right.

I mix it up with accessories, and I definitely don't have a capsule shoe wardrobe. But my work wardrobe has a lot of repeat and recycled outfits. Very few people notice, other than a good friend I work with, who is a fellow fashionista. We tend to watch each others outfits for ideas to steal.

I tend to have some beautifully cut trousers and sheath dresses in grey, black, and navy -- sometimes brown. And I own a cardigan or twin set in every color that looks good on me. I find that twin sets are great because I can get so many looks out of them:

* wear the cardigan without the shell, over a dress or another top
* wear the shell without the cardigan, with a different jacket or on its own
* wear the shell from one twinset with the cardigan from another (Pink shell with black cardigan, navy cardigan with green shell)
* wear twinset without buttons buttoned, loose
* wear twinset belted with wide stretch belt
* wear twinset belted with skinny little patent leather belt
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I do. I go in waves. I am also working on a semi-capsule collection. But I tend to love wacky colors.....so my pieces are a little "distinctive."
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have several pairs of black pants, a pair of jeans, and six or seven shirts that I wear all the time. I do own other clothes, I just don't feel like wearing them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Lately I've just been wearing the same 5 or 6 summer dresses with flats to work, and on the weekend I've been wearing the same pair of cut off shorts and random 'nerd' shirts. I'm a lazy dresser and since nobody sees me at work (I work in a windowless office with no human contact) I tend to dress down a bit.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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Lately I've just been wearing the same 5 or 6 summer dresses with flats to work, and on the weekend I've been wearing the same pair of cut off shorts and random 'nerd' shirts. I'm a lazy dresser and since nobody sees me at work (I work in a windowless office with no human contact) I tend to dress down a bit.
You work in an office. I though you worked in an airplane hanger.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I'm retired and I also retired my rather extensive, professional work wardrobe. I have not replaced it with an expansive wardrobe of casual clothes, just enough for a little variety and appropriate cleanliness. There's no one I need to impress and I don't have ay reason to spend a whole lot on clothing. I purchase good quality, just not a bunch of it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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yes, I pretty much rotate my favorite clothes. I'm in a casual atmosphere as well, with no public contact, thank goodness, so no need to get all dressed up. Another reason, I go to the gym right after work, so I don't want to deal with dressy clothes squashed into my gym bag. Or finding a safe place to store my gems. It's capri's and sandals in the summer, slacks or jeans in the winter.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:02 AM
 
Location: in my mind
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For fall/winter, I have a smaller wardrobe, with lots of black, so everything goes together. I like not having to think too hard about what I am going to wear to work.

I have more spring/summer clothes than I need. My goal this summer is to wear each of my items at least once. I have tons of skirts and dresses and cute tops.
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