And the ugly duckling grew up to be just a really ugly duck.
March 2, 2010 8:16 AM Subscribe
Wait, grownups aren't supposed to wear torn jeans and ironic t-shirts to work?? Why can't I wear uggs/chucks with my "smart pant suit"? How do adults dress?? (long)
posted by anonymous to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (25 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 28, little - 5", slim, with olive skin and I look like crap/a baby! I'm not ugly, but I could use some help in the appearance dept. I never wear makeup and am a little afraid to. The most I've ever done is wear the mineral type make-up because I figured it wasn't something that I could screw up. Any mefites out there who wear hard contacts and eye-makeup? I've always felt like my eyes could be accented but I am afraid to try since I have corrective lenses. I had a bad experience with mascara in high school and never looked back.
As far as clothes go.. I used to dress/shop well but then I became a grad student and was dirt poor. Somewhere I forgot what style is and need help figuring out what it is again. I think I'll need a entirely new wardrobe/make-over. There's a lot of lists of basics that I've seen online that make good sense, so I think I might get a couple of things that I can afford now and try to get the other stuff when the checks come in regularly.. but what should I buy first?
I'd love any recommendations, tips, book/blog suggestions.. I don't have any females in my family to ask. My few girlfriends are pretty much all in the same boat. And my father, bless his heart is no help whatsoever. What do you consider essential? I'll be working in health care and need to dress professionally but I'd still like to look feminine.
OH - What about shoes?! I've never been able to figure out shoes for as long as I've been alive! I will always need to wear closed-toe shoes but what's stylish and professional? (I want to avoid merell and keens at all costs - even *I* think that they're ugly. Sorry to the enthusiasts!!) I currently wear a lot of clogs.
Advice? I know, I'm a disaster. I haven't been out of a lab in awhile and I forget how to dress like normal people as well as how to act like normal people. Apologies. Thank you so much! :D