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what makes you look expensive or well put together ?
i seem to look ok ( well i hope ) in autumn and winter since i started buying less and better quality. i now have a couple of cashmere jumpers and good boots from john lewis which is an improvement ! and a nice coat.
i am struggling for spring and summer , i think because i need lighter colours which im not over keen on and because we wear less (sometimes !) so my layering and colour coordinating go out the window !
what should i look for and buy to seem well put together in a casualish sort of way ?
what do you think makes people look expensive and well...just great really ?
put together! (iPhone again sorry) good haircut a must /trainers /well cut jeans/ plain wellies and classic knee black high boots with a low hell/ good quality pregnancy jeans (x2) long sleeve t shirts (from jojomamanbebe) and a stylish jacket
Less is more! I was about to invest in a new wardrobe when I found out I was pregnant with DC2 (now 29 weeks) so am trying to get away with buying as few clothes as possible in anticipation of a post baby make over. Am always told I l
As a short-arse I find it much easier to look put-together in the winter months when I can wear long boots which slim and lengthen the legs and my beloved platform boots which give me much needed inches. I've never found a pair of summer heels or wedges that could actually be worn comfortably and walked around in all day, so I always end up in flat sandals which make me feel short and frumpy. If anyone has found a summer shoe which adds height and can be worn all day with bare feet, then please tell me.
May I suggest Zara's new S/S range - it's gorgeous. A bit ethnic-y, some great spring jackets and coats in short and mid-length, cropped trousers (tapered) and long floaty trousers. They also have a range that seems to be designed to straddle winter/spring or cold summers which is oriental. I've been buying pieces from there pretty much weekly and now have bits that I don't have to think about. They look pretty expensive as they're well-designed, but were easy on the purse.
Also, COS (if you have access to one) is great - looks designer, without the prices. You can't go wrong with a dress or separates. In summer they simply seem to use lighter fabrics, so there's never that, "Why the frack is everything suddenly hotpants?!" moment.
Also, I pretty much only wear monochrome, or monochrome with one piece of colour - summer or winter. I could happily dress in the dark - minimised mistakes!
i would just like to have only a few items of clothing that i can mix and match but always feel great in . i have a casual lifestyle but want to still look good and feel confident wherever i am. i have wasted lots of money in the past buying things without thinking it through first so i want to buy the best i can now . have hardly anything at the moment for spring / summer after a big clearout . not having a very happy time at the moment and good outfits make me feel better ! love shopping , style , beauty
I really don't aspire to looking expensive and well put-together. If that's the best anyone could say about me I would feel really...old!!! much prefer to try interesting colour combos or find an amazing top or dress, etc. And I also don't care if my unpedicured toes offend anyone! so there.
Clothes should be fun shouldn't they? rather than an endless laborious quest for natural fabrics in muted inoffensive tones.
yes , think a haircut is in order but no idea what i'll have . At the moment my hair is very long , almost one length , almost straight , blond highlighted , i part it at the side and use a kirby grip to keep it out of my eye .
corygal , sorry if im being a bit numb ere but were you meaning DO wear a coloured coat and bag or DONT wear ?
never quite sure about jewellery , always seem drawn to colourful beads and the like which i suspect isnt very posh looking