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Help me wear something other than skinny jeans & t-shirts!!

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BobandBenway Sun 04-Nov-12 15:47:46


I need some help with what to wear! I've got a few nights out coming up, gigs etc, and I'm fed up with always wearing jeans! I want something a bit "wow!", however, I've no idea what to wear, what style, where to look etc!

I'm 5'4 and a size 10. I like to think I'm a bit "rock chick", but no idea where to go with that other than skinny jeans. I'm thinking maybe a dress or skirt, as my legs are ok. However, I'm 38 so no idea what kind of look I can pull off now at my age!

If it helps, I have these boots:
and a pair of scruffy old vintage cowboy boots (though I've never worn them with a skirt or dress for fear of looking like I'm going line dancing!)

I don't own any heeled shoes as I haven't worn a skirt or dress for ages!

Please help me with some ideas!

LightTheGooTouchpaper Sun 04-Nov-12 19:26:16

I do a lot of skinny jeans and boots, because it's easy.

If I tart it up with a scarf I feel much more together.

Yes you can get away with a skirt, it's not much of a stretch to go to a denim skirt (probably charcoal if you are ROCK) and some thick tights?

What about a blazer? Then you keep the jeans but tart them up a bit.

I wear a few dresses but I have struggled to find anything I like recently.

LightTheGooTouchpaper Sun 04-Nov-12 19:27:06

Oh, and the dresses are worn with boots. It's ok to look like your 1995 self now apparently grin

BobandBenway Mon 05-Nov-12 11:05:34

Oh that's good to know - I quite liked my 1995 self!! (if only I still looked like her!)

Shall have a look about for some skirts - not sure if straight / A-line or more floaty though?? And then what to wear on top??

I saw some nice tops in the Great Plains catalogue that would look good with black skinny jeans. Not sure if I should stick with the boots I have or look for some ankle boots?? I love my doc martens, but think I prefer a heel when dressing up.

I think I feel more comfortable in the jeans (and I think I look better!), so perhaps best to stick to that look? (what am I like!) It's just I've been out of the loop so long I have no idea what really suits me anymore or how to dress up, and when I do I have a fear of looking like I'm stuck in a rut or not dressing my age!

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 11:19:26

Ohhh, I've got those boots. I don't wear them with skirts/dresses very much as they are gappy at the top with tights.

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 11:22:37

Have you seen the LadyVLondon website. We have the same taste in boots so we might like the same dresses too!

BobandBenway Mon 05-Nov-12 12:04:33

Oh Savoy, those dresses are gorgeous, but sadly not me! I'm not very curvy at all so would look ridiculous in them!

That's a good point re the boots being gappy with tights, I never thought of that!

BobandBenway Wed 07-Nov-12 01:07:52

What about this skirt?

OK, it's pricy, but I like the sort of retro look, and that it's brown and not black so a bit different. Could I get away with it?! Also, what to wear with it - no idea what kind of top, what boots/shoes, what colour tights, what jacket even! See, this is why I've been sticking to my safe jeans & t-shirt look!

cathyandclaire Wed 07-Nov-12 09:36:42

Sorry, shamelessly marking spot as I love that skirt and have one like it in my wardrobe and have no clue what to wear it with. I think the brown/wine colour combo works on the model though...

BobandBenway Wed 07-Nov-12 15:37:15

Shamelessly bumping! grin

I have red hair, so was thinking something blue / teal would go with the brown?

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