For a long time I let my mjengo work dictate my style. Yes, there are still things I can not wear to work, but that does not mean I can not invest in them for my off/leave days. Before this realization, I used to buy outfits with work mentality.
“Oh, where I’m I gonna wear this?”
“Can that be worn to work?”
“My work does not allow such?”
The end result; a wardrobe full of jeans and tees.
It took me so long to realize that my mjengo work was actually cramping my fashion style. At least now I can say that I buy anything and everything that tickles my fancy. I have ditched t-shirts for work and replaced them with fancy tops. I am still wearing my jeans but added some khakis and chinos to work ( I am not a suit kinda girl). Instead, I have invested in more dresses than necessary! Can a girl have enough outfits though 🙂 Heels have a special place in my heart. I do not wear them often but they sure are a sight to behold in that special corner of the wardrobe 😉
Learning to incorporate my personal style into the mjengo work wardrobe has given me so much freedom over the years. It has reduced my stress on shopping and allowed me to re-invent my work wardrobe to fit my personal style and feel sexy while at work. I do not have to look like the male colleagues to feel like I fit in. I no longer fear the comments that come with it, in fact I like to stand out. As long as I am performing, I don’t need to limit myself. I make it a challenge to express my style within the work place dress code setting. After all, it is my brain at work, and I’m sure looking good does not suffocate it!!
For this shoot I wore shorts, something I would not wear to work because there are dress code rules to follow, but then again this is my creative space and there are no rules here 🙂
Do you ever feel like your work cramps your personal style? Let me know in the comments..
Photography: Emmanuel Thuo
Make up: chish_makeup_art
Shoes: Venus Shoes Collection
Have yourself a stylish weekend!!