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I have a job in an art gallery and I’m trying to order new clothes for it. I’m a girl btw. The manager looks really glam. I don’t think it’s like a ‘ smart trousers and blouse’ sort of thing. Maybe a stylish smart look? Should I wear heels? Or a nice dress? So many options I can’t decide
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I love wearing heels but you might be walking round loads showing art etc. so be sure the shoes you chose are comfortable enough to wear all day! Stylish and smart is defo the way to go! Always better to over dress than under dress as well! You will want a couple of suit type things, have a nice stylish blazer, dress, skirt and trousers, you can find really nice stuff in charity shops or depop if you dont have the money to buy it all and couple of shirts, one really smart and maybe a nice blouse. You can always email your manager for advice, she won't bite, if anything she will be pleased you are taking time to be concerned with your look so that you will represent the company well!
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A nice skirt or dress i think always looks smart in my opinion.
But as the previous poster said you could always ask your manager for advice, im sure she would be pleased to help you.
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(Original post by hollyoaks678)
I have a job in an art gallery and I’m trying to order new clothes for it. I’m a girl btw. The manager looks really glam. I don’t think it’s like a ‘ smart trousers and blouse’ sort of thing. Maybe a stylish smart look? Should I wear heels? Or a nice dress? So many options I can’t decide
Have a look in Marks and Spence
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(Original post by hollyoaks678)
I have a job in an art gallery and I’m trying to order new clothes for it. I’m a girl btw. The manager looks really glam. I don’t think it’s like a ‘ smart trousers and blouse’ sort of thing. Maybe a stylish smart look? Should I wear heels? Or a nice dress? So many options I can’t decide
If you prefer trousers: get a cool dark pair, not boring suit workwear ones, i see carpenter trousers or culottes on young gallery folk a lot

If you prefer skirts: A midi is a safer bet, I've seen lots of crazy patterned fun ones but might not be white-cube enough depends on your gallery

Tops: Turtlenecks are common, if you don't want a formal blouse then a comfier top/jumper with silhouette details like balloon or flare sleeves, a notch neckline, can glam up a top

Accessories: Here is your chance to be more creative, a sleek belt or cool pair of earrings could make a boring all back outfit look more interesting.

Makeup: A pop of something again makes a difference, more so lipstick


I have to say the most common outfit i've seen is this context is a black turtleneck, black palazzo trousers/culottes, a bun of some kind, Dr Martens and some oversized earrings or necklace
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If you prefer trousers: get a cool dark pair, not boring suit workwear ones, i see carpenter trousers or culottes on young gallery folk a lot

If you prefer skirts: A midi is a safer bet, I've seen lots of crazy patterned fun ones but might not be white-cube enough depends on your gallery

Tops: Turtlenecks are common, if you don't want a formal blouse then a comfier top/jumper with silhouette details like balloon or flare sleeves, a notch neckline, can glam up a top

Accessories: Here is your chance to be more creative, a sleek belt or cool pair of earrings could make a boring all back outfit look more interesting.

Makeup: A pop of something again makes a difference, more so lipstick


I have to say the most common outfit i've seen is this context is a black turtleneck, black palazzo trousers/culottes, a bun of some kind, Dr Martens and some oversized earrings or necklace
Thanks so much! Yeah I’ve ordered some midi skirts- you know the ones you see a lot recently? And also love culottes! What shoes though? Are white converse smart enough? Or loafers? The only thing is in winter these things don’t go well with tights...so I’m thinking a pair of black ankle boots?
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Thanks so much! Yeah I’ve ordered some midi skirts- you know the ones you see a lot recently? And also love culottes! What shoes though? Are white converse smart enough? Or loafers? The only thing is in winter these things don’t go well with tights...so I’m thinking a pair of black ankle boots?
If white trainers are fine (check) maybe wear them after your first week after seeing if colleagues wear them too. Play it safe until you get a better idea by observing others.

You can wear skin coloured tights under culottes or fishnet ones so they look stylish/invisible but I also have seen people wear opaque black tights under them with chunky boots for a more grungy look.

Loafers are always good, lace up flat shoes like these ( https://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dp...E&gclsrc=aw.ds ) go with anything. Mango are more expensive but have some really chic slim ankle booties with pointed or square toes. I personally wore those quite a bit for my gallery / events jobs with rolled up cigarette pants they looked good
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