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I like to think that typically I dress fashionably. But I wear the same sorts of things each day. I would like to add more variation in my wardrobe. The other day I wore a skirt and a top, and everyone was like "oh you look so nice today," and "wow, all dressed up and nowhere to go." This makes me a lot more self conscious about trying new things to wear. I want to have a distinct style yet I am afraid to leave my fashion comfort zone, and it doesn't help when coworkers make a big deal out of it. Does anyone have wardrobe issues at work? That is, wanting to dress differently but being worried about people making a fuss over it.
 

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I used to work in a storeroom and had to wear thick big trousers, boots and a jacket, and after a while got used to it but one day when I wasn't needed in the storeroom I decided to wear something more feminine. If you wear storeroom clothes for such a time it makes you feel like a boy and I was the only girl working there. All the other ladies were dealing with the other things and they wore skirts, high heeled shoes and looked nice. I wasn't able to do this and felt left out... So one day I decided to wear a skirt, cool boots and leave my hair down. Then when I arrived everyone looked at me, including those who didn't like me and I turned red. A female supervisor came up to me and told me off for breaking the work dress code, she said I wasn't allowed to wear boots or have my hair loose. Other girls with long hair kept it loose so I thought she was picking on me because her hair was very short. I also got told off by an older female senior staff for the way I looked. I had a disciplinary mark because of that, when I was wearing the work's dress code. Later that night I read the rules from a book that the managers gave me when I joined and as long as I wore the right colours and badge *which I did* I didn't break rules. The other rules about hair and boots was that so long as both weren't going to cause a health hazard it was fine. Somehow I got picked on for looking different than usual :stu
All you need to do is be yourself. Maybe your colleagues were impressed to see you wearing certain clothes and liked the look of it?
 

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I tend to dress pretty plain. Mostly dark colors and such. And for the very reason SandandLight stated, when you wear something different everyone makes a fuss and it drives me insane.

One day me and several co-workers were on the elavator and one of them turns and says "you look really nice today." So naturally everyone turns to stare at me. I wanted to cry.

Plus I work in an office setting and pumps and dresses and such make me feel so uncomfortable and stuffy. Not to mention the fact I hate shopping. But I do tend to dress a little more fashionable during the weekends. Mainly because I am constantly moving and will more than likely never see the people in the street again.

But I am going to try and get out of my "fashion comfort-zone" at work sometime in the very near future. Maybe it'll help to lift my spirits.

Good luck to everyone trying something different!
 

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One day me and several co-workers were on the elavator and one of them turns and says "you look really nice today." So naturally everyone turns to stare at me. I wanted to cry.
Exactly, as soon as someone said "don't you look nice," then thats when everyone tries to look at you. Its natural I know but it makes me nervous. I guess I should just gradually change what I wear, so its not so big of a shocker.
 
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