My wardrobe isn't very big right now. I have enough to wear on a day to day basis, but a lot of the items aren't quite right in one way or another and some things just don't fit anymore. So I need to replace quite a bit, but that always goes rather slowly with me. I know much better what I like now, so I thought this would be a good time to go about it in a more organised way. If I have a small wardrobe that works for day to day dressing I'm fine, I really don't need a lot of variety to be happy if I like the pieces I have. There are some points I've been thinking about...
Angie has been telling me for a while to "lighten up". I was analysed as a soft summer a few years ago, but I'm pretty sure that was wrong. In my recent thread about color I came to the conclusion that I might not be "soft" but "light", probably a light summer (thanks Vix!). I'm not completely sure of course, but I think I'm going to try some of the colors to see whether they might work. I don't think I will need to stick to the "light" palette religiously, but it might be a good way to make sure my overall look gets lighter. I did start a Pinterest board about color here. I'm definitely not a fan of the typical pastel glitz look you usually see when you search for LSu, but I think there might be a way to do this so it looks like "me".
2. New Items
This is the part where I'm not really sure what to look for and how I should go about it. The thing is, my style is pretty casual. It's fine for the student I am at the moment, but I feel like I need something more "grown up" soon. I'm probably going to be finished with my studies next year. I want to be more dressy! At the same time I'm a very practical person at heart and I absolutely can't stand anything that doesn't allow me to just go about my day.
Because of that there are a few things that are non negotiable:
- no heels, shoes suitable for a whole day walking
- machine washable clothes with the odd handwash thrown in (I'm not doing any dry cleaning)
- preferably little ironing
- no polyesters, which makes shopping much more difficult
A few things that would probably help:
- mostly ditching casual tees and tanks (I'm talking the standard cotton variety)
- looking for "dressier" fabrics
- going for dressier pieces generally (no idea what that would look like to still feel like me)
I really need help with this, any ideas how to achieve a more "grown up" look in general? If you are familiar with my style, any specific suggestions?
I'm kind of annoyed with my hair right now. I have an appoinment on Thursday, but at the moment I'm feeling kind of depressed about it. My hair just bothers me and I don't think it looks good. I'm this close to just cutting it all off, the only thing that makes me hesitate is that I have no clue whether it's possible to cut a stylish pixie with my kind of hair. I've had short hair twice, but it was rather frumpy looking both times (mostly because of that damned middle part that won't go away). I just don't know.
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