I need a complete wardrobe overhaul

(10 Posts)
duckbilled Wed 09-Mar-16 15:00:12

Hello wise ones, I desperately need your help!
My dd2 is five months old and I am now out the fog of adjustment. I caught sight of myself today and i look a mess.
All my clothes are at least four years old and just don't fit me right anymore. I am back at my normal weight (9st8lbs, 5ft4"), but i have saggy boobs and a little belly to dress now.
I want to chuck everything out and pretty much start again.
My uniform at the moment is either boyfriend jeans, tshirt and vans or leggings and a long jumper.
I want to dress more sophisticated and feel 'put together'.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated confused

Bellejournee Wed 09-Mar-16 15:37:12

I am just in the process of doing the same thing! I've firstly cleared out at least 1/2 of my wardrobe - I've been completely ruthless. I'm now looking for the new wardrobe - i've got my eye on some smartish dungarees, a khaki jumpsuit from hush and some ankle boots, but I'm struggling for anything else though...

duckbilled Wed 09-Mar-16 15:57:46

I think i will do the same time belle.
If the old clothes are there i still revert back to them out of laziness.
Everywhere seems to be selling chinos at the moment, thinking of grabbing a pair from gap to ease the transition from jeans!

Bellejournee Wed 09-Mar-16 16:14:19

I quite like the chino look, but have lived in leggings for so long that dungarees have been my first step into the non legging world! Scary!!

AstrantiaMallow Wed 09-Mar-16 16:27:00

Would you consider dresses? They're more instantly stylish, with less effort required imo.

duckbilled Wed 09-Mar-16 18:47:40

I would, maybe a more relaxed shift? I don't want to look too dressed up?

AstrantiaMallow Wed 09-Mar-16 20:02:04

How about tunic dresses?

mrsmortis Wed 09-Mar-16 20:10:09

First step - go and get yourself measured and get some decent bras that fit you. It makes a huge difference to how you look, even in jeans and a t-shirt. It changes you whole silouette.

taybert Wed 09-Mar-16 20:33:10

I'm in a similar position and haven't got very far. I think some non-jean trousers would be a good start. Maybe chinos are good? Or some sort of 7/8ths thing? Could be worn with a t shirt or a nicer top and be a bit smarter. Maybe confused

duckbilled Fri 11-Mar-16 15:06:36

Going for a bra fitting tomorrow and then a mooch around town!

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