Dear Fabbers, so very good news as I got a promotion at work to director, I work in central London (Chelsea / Sloane Square) in property development, for a private family who own much of Sloane Street (luxury high end retail brands, Chanel, Gucci, YSL) and one third of King's Road (with mid range brands, Boden, Zara, Lululemon, Massimo, CM). So, I deal with building contractors, advisers and retailers, and have a tendency to have serious meetings with different people. Please don't mistake my stating the brands for bragging, it really isn't meant to come across that way. Just to provide context.

I get up early and have a reasonable commute. I can get up and out, showered, washed dried pressed (!) hair with full make up in an hour. The thing is that for work, a uniform seems to be emerging:

skirt / top / blazer or dress / scarf sometimes (may be 3 times a week, various) / belt sometimes / bag (I change a couple of times a week)
gold hardware and jewellery

I've tried trousers and although potentially ideal, fit is tough, then the knees bag on the commute. Culottes are good, and I do have a super pair, but they look dumpy when I wear with flats on the commute / walking to meetings out of the office. In the office, I wear OTK suede heeled boots and then brogues or flat OTK boots.

On the blazer, I have a super CM one with brass buttons, which is a 10. Then a couple which are 7 / 8 out of 10.

These are some of the things that I wear quite often. I keep a small wardrobe and that makes it simple. I haven't yet shopped in very high luxury high end brands (besides scarfs), and I am very happy mixing Boden, Massimo, CM etc.

I would welcome any words of wisdom that you may have. I could go to a more creative wardrobe but I don't know that it will be especially easy in the mornings, nor do I want to have raised eyebrows from peers or worse still boss (who has good eye for detail) but I don't want to get stuck in a rut.

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