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Old 08-29-2009, 09:49 PM
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I will count - because now I am curious - but at least 30 full outfits.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:46 PM
Location: in my mind
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I have a crapload of clothing. Too much, really. I am also a FT student and not working... but when I was working I probably had 7 to 10 work outfits. I don't really like "work clothes" so I only had what I had to have to get through a week without laundry. I usually defaulted to dress pants and a button down blouse or sweater (if it was that type of workplace, usually was)... I always had cute skirts and a suit or two but usually ended up wearing the pants instead. Kind of like what many men wore (pants like Dockers but better fitting for me and a fitted button down cotton blouse), but with a feminine cut, and flat shoes. Lazy.

Now, as a student, I wear whatever the heck I want and it's awesome but it usually is shorts/jeans/capris with some top and the dreaded flip flops! I will not do laundry during the week so I always have at least a week's worth of outfits ready and somewhat planned.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Location: Birmingham
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I try to minimize my selection to save time. I buy classic pieces that are in neutral colors. All you need are:
I live in the south:
Black Suite - lined but light weight
Navy Suite - lined but light weight
Black Jacket
Navy Jacket
Gray thin wool skirt
Black thin wool skirt
Kahki colored shirt
Nice slacks in Khaki (two or three shades) black, blue, checked b/w and perhaps a subtle plaid pattern

I supplement with many different colored and styled shirts, the latest stylish jacket in the latest color and a couple of the lastest style skirts, again in the neutral colors.

If you have these basics, you can mix and match and maximize your look.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Location: republic
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tons :as in jam packed closet full of stuff im too fat to wear.lol.its tough to find something to wear for job interviews.guess I should use my time to go to the gym...
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:06 AM
Location: Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted by calipoppy View Post
How does she do it?

I have 2 full walk-in closets worth...and now I'm trying to figure out which one of us isn't normal (probably me)
I think has to be a happy medium. lol.
If I had the money though, I'd have a lot more clothes for work.

I liked one of my jobs where I could basically come to work right after school and not worry about how I was dressed. We couldn't wear capris and flip-flops but for the most part it was a pretty casual place.

1984vt, I definitely agree that having classics is key. I try not to buy a lot of trendy pieces, even for outfits outside of work. Some trendy stuff is good but it's exactly that: a trend. You'll be stuck with outdated stuff.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:19 AM
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I usually work in jeans and a T-shirt. Anything I can wear to work in, I can wear elsewhere. It wouldn't be very economical for me to reserve certain clothes for "work only".
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Location: Northern NH
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It depends on what you do for work and the area of the country you work in. I personally can wear jeans although I dress them up and I have about 80 or 90 different separate outfits I suppose that I could come up with
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