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To ask the stylish among you to help me? Looking for tips

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user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 13:02:48

I'm going out for some drinks then back to a couple's house for dinner. There are a few invited and it's not formal but a lot of these people are quite stylish.

I generally look like I've been dragged backwards through a hedge.

I'm SHIT at choosing clothes, can't put them together. I'm especially bad at selecting shoes and boots. They never look good on me because I have wide feet. The onlt things that look nice are boots.

I've just lost some weight...now a size 10 and want to go tomorrow to get something nice to wear.

It's winter here in Oz...what should I look out for? I'm a pear shape...I like my waist...and have a small bust.

I know this is not style and beauty but I hoped people might give me some quick style tips...my hair's nice as have just had it done.

user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 13:03:06

Ooh...should have said...I'm 44 and pale.

MaxPepsi Fri 26-May-17 13:08:37

Is your winter more like a UK spring/Autumn?

Any long skirts? As in to your ankles. You can still wear boots under them.
Then a blouse tucked in to emphasise your waist?

user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 13:11:26

Well it's Autumn really. I don't know about long skirts...I always feel like a drama teacher in them! And blouses...I've never worn an actual blouse since school! grin

Shoxfordian Fri 26-May-17 13:17:01

Smart jeans with your boots and a top
Statement necklace?

LorLorr2 Fri 26-May-17 13:17:45

A drama teacher grin grin

Try a Google Images search. "Winter outfits", "Autumn outfits', "mature fashion" (sorry! It's just that if you dont stick that word in there the results are all 20-something stick figures)
Might give you some inspiration or something to copy x

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:19:15

Could you go to a department store and ask for a personal shopper?

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:21:21

What about something like this?

justkeepswimmingg Fri 26-May-17 13:21:55

I'd say jeans, a nice (long sleeved) top and some heeled boots. And obviously a coat/jacket if it's cold. Don't be afraid to wear fitted clothes, so long as you are comfortable. Sounds like you've done great with your weight loss.

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:24:45

Or this ?

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:26:59

This ? I love finding clothes for other people ! Not very good at it though !

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:29:44

I like this look !

Cocklodger Fri 26-May-17 13:35:58

I'd go with condenseds suggestion here, the last one. 2nd outfit with 1st outfirts shoes

user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 13:43:09

Thanks all. I like that white top with jeans at the start Condensed I don't know about blazers...I always feel a bit too..I dunno...something in them.

Heels...hmm...not sure. I have a weak ankle...God I love ageing! grin

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:49:22

Have you got a short leather jacket?

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:51:25

I wasn't sure about Blazers either. Bought myself a cheapy one from Primark under orders from my DD who was Trinny and Suzannaering me and now I love them !

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 13:54:29

Maybe a jumper over the shirt if it's chilly?

user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 13:56:47

Ooh I do love a collar under a jumper! I'll keep that in mind now! Thanks!

NoLoveofMine Fri 26-May-17 13:58:21

Heels...hmm...not sure. I have a weak ankle

There's no reason any woman should ever feel she has to wear heels on any occasion. I never do.

user1491572121 Fri 26-May-17 14:01:47

Neither do I. I was just being polite. grin

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 26-May-17 14:28:59

I can't wear heels any more (bloody arthritis in my big toe ) although I'd love to , there's loads of nice flats out there though .

I've just discovered slim jeans, turned up a bit at the bottom worn with a pair of converse look nice . I told my DD that I feel really 'with it' in them . She patted me on the head and said 'aw bless you' grin

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