After some advice slowly improving my work wardrobe. I have to dress professionally for work and I seem to have fallen in to a "uniform" of dress pants of some sort (ok, trousers for you Brits ) and different blouses. I don't have a whole lot of money, so I tend to buy cheap clothes that generally only last a season or two before they start fraying, pilling, or just generally coming apart and looking awful. So I'd like to build a wardrobe of more lasting pieces, but without staying in my dress pants + blouse rut. I do like dresses, but feel like they end up being more "statement" pieces so I can't wear the same dress as often as the same black pair of pants that I rotate twice or even 3x a week. I'll wear skirts too. The other issue I have with skirts and dresses is I never know what shoes to wear with them. I have to be on my feet a lot, so all my shoes are "sensible" and maybe too clunky to wear with skirts? I never know... Any ideas?