Building a professional wardrobe | boots
After having graduated, I am in serious need of revamping my wardrobe. It needs to be better suited for job interviews and across different work situations. For very long I’ve only purchased and worn sneakers and comfy clothe, rarely investing in an classical or timeless pieces. I will never stop loving functional and comfy clothing - but I need to be able to do both.
As part of the process and inspired by the recent Marie Kondo trend, I went through and organized my wardrobe. It is such a nice feeling to have gotten rid of all that was taking up physical and mental space, now only having left what ‘sparks joy’ #konmari and what I actually like to wear. Everything has been sorted and the discarded pieces will be donated to family members or local thrift shops.
To guide the process a bit and to avoid impulse-driven and unnecessary purchases, I have created a plan or list of the items based on type, shape, textile etc. I’m thinking of sharing the list in some type of creative format - including the principles and inspirations that it follows - to provide a different take than this slightly outdated guide and because I would love to read such things myself. In addition I will be sharing the items in photos in here as I find them and tick them off the list.
#1 Boots with a heel
The first item on the list was to get a pair of high heeled boots which are comfy enough to wear on a daily basis while being cool. I own and mainly wear adidas ultra boost and New Balance 990, and while I love these, they are not that great for a business meeting in the consultancy industry. I know that Steve Job wore exactly the NB 990, jeans and a random tee, but I think the only reason he could pull it off was because of the billion dollar tech company he built. Another reason is enjoy channeling my feminine energy via a pair of high heels.
Inga boots from swedish flattered
I’ve had my eyes on swedish Flattered for some years. They effortlessly combine scandinavian simplicity with sourthern warmth, publish beautiful photo campaigns, collaborate with great talents like Emily, and produce their styles in EU.
Some months ago Flattered sent me a pair of their Inga Black Nappa boots, as a PR gift (ad / not paid). #gifted or not, these boots are incredible and I’ve have worn them ever since I received them back in fall.
I find that the combination between the squared toe and the chunky wooden(-looking) heel creates such a sophisticated yet cool look. Never have I been asked as much about an item as these - and I get it - they quite perfect.