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Page 2 in the conversation "Still on the transitional wardrobe struggle bus" by SarahD8
Oh, flannel shirts are a good idea Runcarla! A lot of my shirts are quite lightweight cotton or cotton/silk and, despite being long sleeved, wouldn't be warm enough for me on their own in the temps I'm thinking of. But flannel just might be!
Apologies, I haven’t read the other comments, so it may have been suggested already, but have you thought about coloured denim? More structured than joggers. I’m thinking skinnies or straight leg leans in a light colour like turquoise or mint green? Could you do printed jeans/cropped pants? There is a store here that does Liberty print items. I know you like Liberty print. Some Liberty print pants could be a good casual but interesting look.
ETA, a couple of examples of Liberty pants.
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I know this feeling with pieces that “should work” but don’t. And when they are essentials they do have to be right.
Probably 9 months of my year would be your transitional weather.
I think these pieces don’t have the fun or spark that your clothes tend to have - you could style them to have that - but they just aren’t quite you.
I am a fan of joggers and leggings. I feel good in leggings but never felt that way in skinny jeans. Fashion and style can be funny like that!!
Brooklyn these are good suggestions! The thing about jeans is I think on reflection I am really wanting something lighter weight than denim for a bit of variety once the weather warms up. I do love Liberty prints! Here, J Crew has a longstanding collaboration with Liberty prints items offered each season. For whatever reason I have not paid too much attention to any pants on offer but I will definitely look into that now!
Oh Sal, just realized that I lost track of responding to your comment! Thank you for commiserating with me about the difficulty of items that should work but don't! I think you are right that these items lack some kind of "me" spark. I am tickled to hear you describe my wardrobe as having a sense of fun as I can be kind of a relentlessly serious person. ;-p And yes to rocking the items that work for you, you are right fashion is funny like that but it's wonderful that we have so many options.
Elizabeth P these are helpful suggestions, thanks!
I do need to up my spring jacket game. But, I don't really enjoy wearing jackets, and find them hard to fit, so a chore to shop for...
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