Okay, so I'm starting a new job next week it's live in and in my new room there is a teeny tiny wardrobe (literally a tenth of the space my clothes currently occupy, not to mention the two suitcases and 6 binbags full of stuff I've yet to unpack!) and a three drawer dressing table and I'm totally stumped with what I should take. I'll be there right up until Christmas so I won't be able to pop home to get more clothes and as I took the job to save for travel I won't be spending more than £25 a months on cosmetics and clothes.
Please, please, please will some of you F&B babes help me out with what to pack? I keep trying to narrow down my selection but then I find more stuff I like and it's just going round in circles.
Oh and because I'm working in a pub I'm going to need enough stuff to last without looking like I'm wearing the same outfits over and over again. Packing for a holiday is much more fun!
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- Thread Starter
- 09-11-2008 19:56
- 09-11-2008 20:07
If you're worried about people thinking that you are always wearing the same things, I'd advise you to pack a lot of basics. Let's say you have some really original and bright trousers and some really simple ones that go with everything (eg. dark jeans); if you wear the really bright ones people will remember them ("oh, she really likes her hot pink skinny jeans, in fact she hardly has any other clothes" ) whereas people won't notice if you are wearing the same dark jeans or black trousers, they'll just think that you like wearing that kind of trousers. Same with tops and the rest. Besides, basics are really easy to match with each other, so you'll have more possible outfit combinations.
Apart from that, it is hard to advise you without knowing your style... I'd pack 3 pairs of trousers (4 if you can), one warm multipurpose jacket/coat (doesn't have to be stylish, just to do the job and go with everything), and apart from that, focus on clothes that can be dressed up as well as down (dresses, tops, shoes, skirts) and some classy accessories to add some fun and variety.
- 09-11-2008 20:50
I'd take a pair of dark jeans, a pair of black trousers and another pair of reasonably plain trousers that will go with everything.
Then a couple of skirts, one for nights out, one you can wear to work
A nice dress that can be worn out or to work e.g.http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...7459&langId=-1 which you can put different accessories with for different occasions.
3 cardigans in fairly neutral colours (brown, grey, black or white would be best)e.g. http://www.newlook.co.uk/1433329/143...ctDetails.aspx
or zara have loads in lots of different colours
Loads of different coloured strap tops as that will make the trousers/skirt and cardigan combination look different everytime. Also they are really small so you can take lots in loads of different styles
http://www.newlook.co.uk/1492364/149...ctDetails.aspxin every colour that suits you
a plain coat
a dressy top for wearing out e.g. http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/...5649&langId=-1
a pair of black heels, a pair of black pumps, a pair of black boots (that you can wear to work if it's wet and you don't want to walk around in pumps), a pair of brown/cream pumps and a pair of trainers
lots of accessories (which you can use to make an outfit look totally different)
Tights (maybe with different patterns)
- Thread Starter
- 09-11-2008 20:53
Oh wow, thats wonderful and btw http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...7459&langId=-1 god I'm loving that dress!
- 10-11-2008 15:04
Hair accessories are good for varying your style, and if you're working in a pub you might want your hair out of your face. Headbands are good.
Lots of belts in various colours are good too.