Saturday, January 4, 2014

Corp Goth Wardrobe Planning

In my New Years Resolution post I mentioned that I wanted to start building up a CorpGoth wardrobe that I would be able to use as I enter grad school and, afterwards, the corporate work force. Unless, of course, my planned series of trashy Dan Brown-esque art world mystery novels takes off and makes me millions of dollars, but I'm not going to hold my breath for that to happen. So, I thought I'd write up a list of things I would like to purchase over the next year or so to start off CorpGoth!Mary with a bang:


Corp


  • Six blouses
  • Two plain V-neck shirts
  • Two plain sweaters
  • Two cardigans
  • Four pencil skirts
  • Three A-Line skirts
  • Three blazers 
  • Three day-wear dresses
  • One fancy occasion dress
  • A day-to-day handbag
  • One fancy clutch
Most of these will be in blacks and grays (maybe with pretty damask patterns that I'm rather fond of lately), as these are basics that can be added to later with brighter colors. To this I will be adding the usual Gothy accouterments of dark jewelry, pretty shoes, tights, and hair accessories to bring it more into the Corp-Goth spectrum and less in the plain black office-wear realm.

If you'd like to see more inspiration for my Corp Goth wardrobe, check my Pinterest board.

What are you guys planning for your wardrobes this year? Any to-buy lists?

14 comments:

  1. I think you want this:
    http://www.folterclothing.com/dresses/black-dahlia-dress/
    I bought mine in a local boutique, I get a ton of compliments when I wear it out.

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    1. Oh, that's awesome! Love that dress, it's definitely a contender for the dress purchases. Thanks for the link!

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  2. Very nice wardrobe outline! What I probably need is a suit and 1-2 blouses to go with it. I do have a few that are "older classics", but none of them fit at the moment. Hopefully that will change by the end of this year, but if I need something before that, it would be nice not to have to run around frantically trying to find something at the last minute. Thanks for the reminder! :-)

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    1. No problem! Best of luck fleshing out your wardrobe!

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  3. You've inspired me to do a Corp Goth post but for Corp Punks. :3

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    1. That's awesome! I can't wait for it. :)

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  4. yeah, I need a lot more button-up shirts for the office. I've been sticking to turtlenecks and sweaters and batwing tops, which I really raved about in my goth officewear post (http://themutantstompfriends.blogspot.com/2013/02/hi-ho-its-off-to-work-we-go.html) but i'm getting REALLY tired of it.

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    1. I haven't thought about turtle necks, I might look into one or two for the sweater purchase. Thanks for the link!

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  5. I'm re-vamping my wardrobe to include only those items with the most flattering fit for my body-type. And more Corp-Goth stuff. Love your pinterest board :)

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  6. Great capsule wardrobe! CorpGoth can be a tough one to navigate, because it's hard to judge exactly how conservative a place will be until you've already gone and scoped it out for a while.. I've been working in a place with a fairly relaxed dress code for months and I'm still not sure if crazy hair dye is not allowed, or if it just hasn't come up yet. :P

    P.S. Those skull earrings are so lovely. <3

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  7. I have seen a lot of suggestions for corporate goth that include skirts and dresses. I work for a company that has a no skirt/dress policy since it's a production/fabrication facility. I am in engineering but in work on a production floor, so frills are a no no. Any suggestions for the pants, just a the knee shorts kind of corporate goth?

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  8. just found your blog, love it! I just finished up grad school and am about to start student teaching high school English. Definitely worried about skewing too young (I already look 17, I don't also need to look like I belong at the goth table at lunch) or, on the other end, too dark-moody-English-teacher. My style is a retro/goth/tomboy mishmash & I just hope I can get away with black jeans and a black button-down most of the time.

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