Monday, 4 March 2013

Bar Work | How I Dress

This is something I am going to try out because I have been working in a bar now for exactly 2 years and 7 months (really really long) and since I started to actually work behind the bar I never knew what to wear or what was appropriate in a way. By this I mean I don't want to look like I'm on a night out, but I want to look dressy, smart-ish and it is hard to do when you have to wear all black.

I would like to start by saying I'm not very good at fashion, but it is work and also I apologise for the horrendous photographs it is late at night and dark outside.

Wednesday Night

Black Maxi Dress - H&M
black Cardigan - Primark
Lipstick - Sleek 'Plush'

Thursday Night

Knee High Sock - New Look
Pocket Studded PU Shorts - H&M
Black Jumper - Topshop
Chain Necklace - Topshop
Skull Bracelet - Topshop

I do also work Friday and Saturday 's as well but I thought I would just ease it in and bring all four nights in depending on how this works :)
I wanted to do this post because it is really hard to find something inspirational that you can work with behind a bar, you know, you want to look and feel nice yet it should be practical easy to move in as you're busy moving fast you don't want something too tight as it can attract the wrong attention with drunk people, and will get uncomfortable. Likewise with shoes, I prefer flat shoes to like a heels boot or low wedge because you are at work and there are other people behind a bar with you you can easily trip and hurt yourself or someone else. What you wear also depends on what you are allowed to wear, all boss's are different with me pretty much anything goes except it shouldn't really be too revealing (not that I would anyway) or again impractical.

I hope this post may have helped some people who work in a bar. I'd love you to let me know in the comments what you think.



  1. The dress is gorgeous! :))


  2. I think you are rellay good at fashion. I love your style ;) Thanks for sharing,
    xoxo Nika

  3. oo I love both outfits <3

    I want your shorts
    UK High Street Fashion

  4. The dress is gorgeous! It's simple yet elegant!

    I fancy doing a bit of bar work just for the experience, I can imagine it to be quite fun (minus the people shouting thir orders at you whilst pushing other folks out the way, ha!)