POSTED: Thu, 06/04/2009 - 12:22pm
Finding your style
Hello folks. I started reading these books a few years ago while I was pregnant, so my clothes buying has been very challenged. During pregnancy, I bought cheap disposable clothing since we only plan on having that one pregnancy. Then post partum I bought cheap disposable (but fitted) clothing because I was going to fluctuate size and didn't want to fall into the sweatpants/t-shirt-new-mom trap. Anyway, I've been reading lots of style books and sites trying to figure out how to figure out what's "me" and I'm having a hard time. I've never had good style, I bought what I liked on the rack and never looked at myself in the mirror. At the time I thought they went together, but ick.
I've recently purcahsed a few seasonless wool pants in black, charcoal and grey. A white button down, a blue button down, (the nice one from Brooks brothers) and a few cashmere/cotton solid v-neck sweaters as basics. I'm just trying to figure out how to snazz up my look without breaking the bank since my body is still changing. For instance, I'm going for a classic look, but I have enough neutral pieces now. Where do I introduce color besides a scarf? What about finding a style role model, any tips on picture books or something along those lines? My most recent dilemma is trying to figure out how to wear linen and still look classy and put together.