Hello, I’m Sarah Banks, founder of Working Frocks and creator of the Mrs Wardrobe blog
“I created Working Frocks, and started the blog, to give women like you an environment dedicated to helping you look and feel your best every day. The Working Frocks dresses are premium quality clothes that you can trust. The blog, Mrs Wardrobe, backs up the dress collections with in depth but practical advice. Between the dresses and the blog my aim is to help you look and feel your very best every single day.
How to develop Good Habits
“Dress out of your identity, not out of necessity”
“Working Frocks helps you achieve an organised wardrobe that works for you. For some women this will be a complete transformation, for others it will be an opportunity to get back in touch with who you really are and dress out of your identity, not out of necessity or lack of time. When you get dressed into what is readily available, whether you like it or not, or what is clean, or what you can fit into then you are subject to wardrobe tyranny. Most likely you will only be wearing 20% of the clothes in your wardrobe. Each time you put on clothes that don’t fit you or you don’t particularly like you are also subject to the negative emotions associated with them.
“Wear what you love, love what you wear”
My blog helps you sort your wardrobe out. Addressing all aspects of organisation, you will change from being tryannised to being totally in control. I will show you how to organise what you have, get rid of what you don’t need and plan for the future. “I have nothing to wear” will become a cry from the past. You will always have the right outfit to wear and, one of my favourite sayings, you will be able to ‘wear what you love and love what you wear’.
How to be Confident
“Getting dressed is about confidence and freedom, and my dresses will give you both”
What shall I wear today? Getting dressed for the day can be as daunting as it can be a pleasure. I understand the balance between appearance, confidence and comfort. Working Frocks is a collection of dresses specifically designed for you to look and feel as good as possible while you are working. Working Frocks is a progression of my many years experience making one-off couture dresses and suits and understanding how to make real clothes look good on real women.
How to look amazing every day
“Dressing well is organisation not emotion”
I also help you understand your own value and raise your self esteem and confidence. When you are organised in what you wear, getting dressed relies on management and planning rather than emotion. Learning this is a big step towards having control over your personal style and the clothes in your wardrobe. It enables you to turn up each day looking and feeling amazing.
“The blog addresses problems we all face. Its a challenge to turn up for work each day looking and feeling stylish and confident. You don’t have all day to think about what you will wear or to shop. I have done the work for you and show you how to ‘wear what you love and love what you wear’; how to be more organised in choosing what you do wear ;and free you up to get on with your day.
If you’re new to wardrobe styling then start HERE with five pieces of “Insta Wardrobe Fundamentals” to set you on the path to feeling and looking amazing every day.
Working Frocks Blog: Why I started Mrs Wardrobe…
“Sharing is caring”
“Initially I started writing the blog as a follow on from the conversations I had with my personal couture clients: specific themes recurred through all of the conversations with my clients. I realised that these themes are universal and that there is a huge benefit in sharing them.
“Why you think you have nothing to wear”
For example nearly every woman I speak to says at some point that she has nothing to wear. And yet from what I have observed that’s not really true, so I wrote a blog about it which you can read here. It’s fairly long, one of my longer posts, but I’m confident that it contains information which will help you look and feel amazing in everything you do.
Read my post on Why you think you have nothing to wear and how changing a simple attitude can transform your relationship with your wardrobe here.
How to make that transformation
“One of my clients said to me, ‘it’s amazing the transformation that takes place when we spend a little time and money on ourselves’ and the penny dropped. We need to know how to make that transformation, it’s not always blindingly obvious. What I was doing with my clients was showing them the way, giving them directions to where they wanted to go. A bride wants to look modern and elegant, like herself, but her best self. I help her get there. A mother of the bride wants to look chic and stylish, not upstage her daughter and not look like mutton dressed as lamb. I can help her do that too. Because it is so easy for me to see the way to get to that transformation I thought everyone knew how. I didn’t realise it was a talent. Until that day, that day when my client said how amazing the transformation was.
“You want to look great every day but need help getting there”
As our lives progress and we assume more responsibility: at work; at home; in our interests and passions, we have less and less time to spend on ourselves. When I started making daywear I heard the same story but in a different way. Women want to see a transformation happen, they want to look great every day, to bring their best selves to each day, but they need help getting there. They don’t have the time to spend thinking about their clothes all day, so I do it for them.
“Style can be taught and I will show you how”
You may fear that you were last in the queue when style was handed out. However style can be taught, it is an organisational skill, not an emotional one, and I will show you how.
“Getting dressed each day should be a joy not a drain”
“Getting dressed each day should be a joy not a drain. My aim is to give women the tools they need to wear what they love and love what they wear.
As you read the blog over the coming months you will gradually see a change happen as you allow this transformation to take place. The combination of knowing your value and taking control of your wardrobe will help this transformational process.
You can also fast track the transformation process. I have a free mini course that shows you what you need to achieve and organised wardrobe and helps you understand your own value. It’s available to download here.
I post once a week on average, but am always available for comments either here or at the facebook page: WorkingFrocks.