Dr. Livingstone's closet, I presume...?
June 27, 2011 11:26 AM Subscribe
I am a woman starting completely over with my wardrobe. Help me look like a femme Indiana Jones!
posted by WidgetAlley to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (31 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
What I Want: I want to look like an adventurer! But in a chic way. Think romanticized archaeologist or anthropologist*, travel-ready with just a touch of militant and/or sexy. My favorite things that I own right now are a fantastic antique chestnut leather backpack that's aged in just the right way, a topstitched linen dress that makes me look like I'm about to explore British India, and a Tibetan scarf in subdued hues of green and orange. I'd like to expand on that vibe, and I'm starting over completely from scratch-- so suggestions for a general look or a particular store or specific outfits, accessories, coats, bags, clothing, shoes, haircuts and even how I do my makeup and nails would be great!
Who I Am: I am a 5'7 chick, slender and small-breasted on top, tiny waist, but quite the booty. I'm probably a small-to-medium on top but a 12 on bottom. (Because of this, I need stuff with a waistline, por favor.) I have a round face and, currently, short brown hair that's growing out from a mohawk-- but I'm comfortable with all lengths of hair and it grows very quickly so suggest as many styles as you like.
How Much I Have to Spend: Here's the tricky part-- I'm poor. Think slightly better than a student budget. I am willing to spend up to $125 on an item if I love it and it's going to last me a really, really long time. Anything more expensive than that, well, it goes on the Christmas list!
I hope everyone has as much fun with this question as I do daydreaming about my new outfits!
*I realize that anthropologists and archaeologists actually wear whatever is comfortable/appropriate in the field, not my weird internalized version of chic explorer.