I need a new wardrobe - Help!
October 28, 2012 4:43 PM Subscribe
Style filter: Help me build a new wardrobe that is low-key, humble, and comfy, but polished and not disheveled.
posted by chocolatemilkshakes to clothing, beauty, & fashion (15 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I kind of hate fashion. I don't want my clothes to yell "look at me!," "fashion is so important!," "I want you to think I'm cool and sexy!" yada yada. But at the same time I don't want them to draw attention like "I'm a slob!," "These clothes don't fit me!," etc.
For the longest time, just wearing jeans and fitted tshirts has been my default for anything casual. I was pretty happy with that as far as my clothes just blending in and not being a big attention thing. But I was asking some candid advice of some friends and they were noting that jeans aren't all that flattering, and that skirts look a whole lot nicer on my body type. I'm a pear shape, pretty big hips.
So I've been trying to wear more skirts and dresses lately, and build a new wardrobe based on that. It does look nicer on me. But most of the skirts and dresses I have are on the fancier/attention getting side. They also aren't very comfortable or warm! Winter is coming and I hate tights and leggings!
So I'd love to pick the hivemind for suggestions for skirt/top and dress suggestions that are very comfy and warm. I'm really wanting to start wearing ankle length or longer skirts - I really don't like having to always worry about how I sit or bend down in a shorter skirt. And also have a humble, low key, not glam at all vibe.
I have seen some girls in real life with a hippie/indie sort of vibe that rock really comfy looking, low key, long skirt looks. But I'm not sure where to find the pieces to make this kind of look.
I'm thinking it would be great to find long jersey material skirts. Either to buy or find sewing patterns. But I'm really open to all sorts of suggestions - outfit ideas, foundation pieces. Let me know what you think! Thanks!