Help improving my wardrobe
December 16, 2010 7:06 AM Subscribe
Recommend me someone who can tell me What Not To Wear in NYC.
posted by mccn to shopping (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think I'm a horribly unattractive person - in fact, I can "clean up" quite nicely. And, when I do, many times, folks who know me are surprised. However, when I am not dressing for black tie - i.e., on a daily, working basis, I think I am pretty slubby. My clothes never seem to fit right, after a while. I buy clothes that I think fit, but then, they seem to get baggy and loose - and, while I've been more active this year, it's not like I am continually losing weight. Button-down shirts develop unsightly wrinkles in the middle. I walk around New York, and I feel like I look like a slob compared to everyone else. I work on Wall Street, and I'd like to project a better image - as well as look better generally, for my own self-esteem. But I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've tried for two years to get rid of clothes that I didn't feel good in, or that didn't fit right, and buy new things. But I always end up with ill-fitting clothing that usually makes me feel like I look bad, all the time.
I am betting that there is some kind of personal consultant out there who can help me go through my closet and get rid of old things with a vengeance - and then help me figure out how to re-stock. I'm hoping not to pay a fortune, but I also realize this is a luxury type service, so I realize it may not be cheap. I guess I kind of want my own Carson!
Has anyone had experience with this? Can you recommend any service providers, or resources for more information? My self-esteem and my career are starting to suffer, and I'm tired of it - I think I can look halfway decent, if I try - and have help, because I'm trying now without success! I live in Manhattan, but am willing to travel.