Career Clothing Review: LuLaRoe

LuLaRoe and building a career wardrobe

*This will be a recurring post I’ll do on shopping for career clothing/importance/fairness on the subject.*

There’s a lot of information relating to women, and the pressure to dress a certain way for success. Multiple variables come into play when it comes to creating a work wardrobe: style, current fashion, size, career status, industry, etc. No matter what a woman wears, there’s some stereotype that will be attributed to her. Think about Hillary’s iconic pant suits…and that really sums it up in a nutshell.

By comparison, how often to men’s suits change style (well, drastically change style, like women’s clothing)? I’m not saying that men shouldn’t change up their wardrobe as often as women, but there’s less pressure to do so. Check out this piece from the Daily Mail on the gender clothing gap.

It is possible to shop on the cheap. Target, H&M, and others make it easy to put together an updated look with a few stylish pieces, mixed with older blouses or pants. But finding reasonably priced items that will wear and withstand repeated washings? It’s a little harder. I’m embarking on a few reviews to find a solution that works for women across industries.

First up: LuLaRoe

LuLaRoe for Women Who Work

LuLaRoe is something I just heard about in 2016 from a friend, and recently have noticed even more friends jumping on the bandwagon. It’s a debatable business model that slightly resembles a pyramid scheme, or at the very least Mary Kay, or Tupperware, or Pampered Chef, but with clothing. But I know people who swear by it, so I gave it a go with the skirt you see above: a houndstooth-inspired black and white pencil skirt.

My initial impressions: the fit was fantastic (even with S-M-L sizing, which always makes me nervous. Don’t get me started on the leggings sizing). The material is super soft and not scratchy, and also light and airy so I can wear it in summer without sweating and winter without chills.

I was worried about pilling, but I’ve been careful to air dry and haven’t had an issue. Best of all? It’s 42 weeks later, and it still looks brand new. I wear it about once a month or so, and it’s a keeper. Definitely looking forward to my next LuLaRoe purchase!

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