In today's era of chaotic jeans trends, exactly what styles and colors of jeans does a mid-30s US woman wear if she wishes to appear polished, classy, but also not desperately un-hip... ideally, for like the next 2-3 years? [more inside]
The era of skinny women's jeans has been here for a while, but I've still got a closet full of my perfectly good boot-cut and flared jeans. Can I wear these judiciously (even among young people) without looking embarrassingly out-of-touch? If not, should I try to alter them, or is there a chance they'll come back into style in a year or two anyway? [more inside]
How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
Suggestions for websites welling classy, classic, used clothes? [more inside]
I usually do the Banana Republic/J. Crew/Express Men's trifecta. No one who knows me would call me stylish. But one day I bought a pair of Diesel jeans, and suddenly new people in my life think I'm stylish. When questioned, they indicate the jeans. What other brands automatically do this, in that price range? 29-year-old male, Philly/NYC. I'm looking for shoes, shirts, and more pants.
Help me find the world's best men's pants. Something for all occasions, with style and functionality. [more inside]
I'm a big fan of the British version of What Not to Wear. I've been watching it for years. Trinny, one of the presenters, has always worn dresses over pants. I always thought it was one of those things only she could pull off, but in a recent episode, she tried that look on someone who is built very similar to me (tall, wide hips, narrow shoulders), and it really worked. I tried on one version of this in a dressing room this weekend, and I think it's a look that could really work for me, but I'm having trouble working out what type of dress will work the best. I think I get the type of pants that work best (flat-front without any bulky details around the waist, flared leg, etc.), but the dress part... I can't quite imagine it. Any ideas? I'm 35, so I don't want to look like a trendy little girl. You know, like this. [more inside]