Okay, Monday’s outfit photos were really crappy, but (as always) I didn’t have much time to take proper pictures. To make up for this, I found two better photos of what I wore to work on Monday:
This is the red fake-leather jacket I wore on my way to the office. Too much black might have scared my co-workers.
This is the jacket I wanted to wear at first. It’s made from heavy wool and keeps pretty warm on colder days. I really liked how the outfit looked with this jacket but unfortunately it was way to gothy for my job.
Have you ever decided to change your outfit at the last second because you weren’t sure it was work-appropriate?
As you know, I’m always trying to find dark, work-appropriate outfits. For me, black and gray pieces in combination with a colorful highlight like the purple scarf work pretty well. This dress works perfect at work – it’s chic, black, and still keeps me warm in the sometimes still chilly spring-weather. I even received compliments from a co-worker for some of my corpgoth outfits. Wow!
In these photographs, I’m wearing a gray long-sleeved dress underneath for extra warmth. You’ve seen these boots a lot in my blog. I love them for work. I wear them with skirts, dresses, skinny jeans.
No, I didn’t give up yet: I’m still trying to put a little more “Steam” in my wardrobe. This task has gotten much easier since I’ve found several “essential” items that match each other and can be re-matched with other everyday-clothes I already have. Today, I decided to wear this blouse and my new pocketwatch-necklace (how do you call these things?). The latter was a gift from Mr. K.
There are many things I really, really love about this blouse:
the puffed sleeves
the black buttons (I think I’ve never seen a white blouse with black buttons before… have you?)
the ruffled collar which has a certain Wild West / Weird West feel to me
the cute little belt that came with the blouse (although I might exchange it for a different belt the next time I wear it)
I think blouse and necklace will join “the vest” on my list of favorite items to wear.
Here’s a larger photograph of the newest items in my Steampunk collection.
I find it hard to come up with a black Corpgoth outfit daily. That’s why I decided to try finding work-appropriate outfits with a hint of Steampunk in them. I’m very fond of the Steampunk genre and I think Steampunk Fashion complements Gothic Fashion very well.
I’m really excited about how my “ReGoth Your Wardrobe” experiment will turn out in the near future. By broadening my choices it’s really gotten easier to decide what to wear to work.