I'm a 24 year old woman who needs to do some serious wardrobe updating. I'm tired of rayon and polyester, especially for summer.
I love the aesthetics of sites like shopruche.com
, but in my less attentive moments I've ordered clothes from them that look soft and comfortable but which are really made out of rayon, or polyester, or part silk, or some other semi-fancy, fussy material. For instance, this dress
, which looks adorable and I would LOVE-- if it were made of cotton or linen. Same with this one
. I don't like that pseudo-designer, "upscale" feel to clothes, I don't like taking my dresses to the dry cleaners, and I want breathable, light fabrics. My style and looks favor intricate patterns and details, knits, embroidery, and muted colors/not high-contrast patterns. (I slightly favor mori girl
, but not as frilly as this blog.)
Is there a place I can reliably shop for garments like this-- that are still fun and trendy and age appropriate-- but which are mostly made of natural-feeling fabrics like cotton and linen? I've thought about buying some dresses like these ones
from Mata Traders, for instance. Sometimes Urban Outfitters fits the bill.
I currently like Free People but it's quite expensive for clothes that don't seem quite made for my body type. (For the record, I'm somewhat petite.) Basically, if you have tastes like mine, where do you shop for clothes? I'm mostly focused on dresses, skirts and tops right now. I tend to like adventurous styles (just bought a pair of high-waisted harem-style jeans from Free People... ) and I like all lengths of skirt.