Liverpool style blogger wearing white broderie anglaise blouse under topshop black corduroy dungarees, black circle bag and washed red hightop converse

I've published a post before on finding a work/life balance, and in a way, I'm back to that struggle again. This time though, we're talking in terms of dress. I work full time, and whilst my office doesn't have a strict dress code (thank god), I still like to err on the side of caution when it comes to smart casual. I'll usually opt for boots over trainers, and I'm not sure I'll be wearing my dungarees to a meeting any time soon. This is all well and good, but when it comes to the weekend, all I want to do is wear what I won't wear to work. For me, this means dressing as casual as possible, with a big, baggy jumper, blue jeans and trainers. Nothing wrong with this, but it's just not me. And neither is my work wardrobe, so where do I find the time to dress for myself?

UK fashion blogger styling dungarees spring summer 2018

Liverpool blogger wearing peach coral pixi beauty lipstick, white blouse and black cord dungarees

This outfit right here was a struggle to put together, despite it being not all that creative. In fact, it's a little Alexa Chung circa 2012, but lately I feel like I don't know how to put outfits together anymore. I've been searching through the shops for one or two new pieces to boost my wardrobe, but I've really struggled deciding what I even like. Luckily, just yesterday, I picked up a couple of pieces in Topshop, so here's hoping my styling block is coming to an end.

Whilst I've been on the lookout for some new additions, I've been toying with the idea of finding office-appropriate pieces that I'll still want to wear of a weekend. Black polyester pants will forever remind me of working in retail, so they're out of the question, but finding some full length non-denim pants feels like a total mission right now. Do I focus on work clothes and make them work of a weekend, running the risk of feeling boring on a Saturday and Sunday? Or do I buy fashion forward pieces and make them work for the office? 

black corduroy dungarees with washed red high top converse all star chuck taylors from asos

UK style blogger styling dungarees with white blouse and converse

blouse Zara - dungarees Topshop (denim version) - converse ASOS - bag Topshop - liquid lipstick* Pixi Beauty mattelast liquid lip in au naturelle 

This might sound totally trivial to some, and I wouldn't blame you for thinking so, but when your dress sense is such a big part of your identity, it can leave you feeling a little lost when you just don't even know what you like to wear anymore. Those of you in a similar situation, I'd love to know how you make it work! Do you have clothes strictly for work only? Or do you style things differently and make them work whatever the occasion? How do you avoid feeling "boring" in your work clothes?

Good vibes guys ✌🏼

*Items marked with (*) are gifted. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post.