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I have been giving myself a headache and now have to admit defeat and ask for help and suggestions. I have recently had my second (and last planned) baby and I have had a career change which means I don't need to wear suits any more for work. So now I need to work out what my style is and can buy some more quality things hopefully. I have been eeking out my wardrobe with cheap stuff to get me through two pregnancies/post-birth baby weight times for the last few years so now that I am done, I want an overhaul.
If anyone can point me to any useful blogs/capsule wardrobe type sites that would be great. I need to work out a style to stick to as I don't have the energy to build a huge wardrobe with endless different 'looks' - I would like a few things that all go together. I don't enjoy shopping.
I'm 5'7" tall and usually a size 12 (although about 10lb heavier than normal at the moment post DD2 - that will go soon enough I reckon). There's a pic of me on my profile which is fairly accurate. I like navy blue and anything nautical like stripes etc. Also like 50s style stuff. For work, I don't really need a separate wardrobe as it's informal dress so I would like to get some stuff that I can wear most of the time like dresses, trousers & nice tops. I am clueless.
Help me. Pleeeeeeeeease. Budget = no idea, but not designer - am thinking high end high street type stuff ideally. Nothing dry clean either.
Sorry for the hijack, OP, but I want to ask suebfg a question... How do you do that on polyvore? I joined it last week and am a bit lost...eg. I know how to find a beige jumper etc, but how do you see how others have styled it? Thanks.
More in reply to original question. hopefully is a poster on here and has a blog called applied style, sorry can't link cos I'm on my phone. She is a colour & style analyst & big into capsule wardrobe stuff... Hth.
I would suggest you get a personal shopper session at john lewis or debenhams.
Your looking for a uniform type arrangment. Find trousers or skirts that suit x3, tops or blouses x 5. Cardigans or jackets to match. It all needs to be mix and match. Once you know what works you can add to it.
That's the lovely thing about suits they are SO easy, three suits and a handful of shirts and your done :-)
I managed to spruce up my style by looking at fashion mag blogs etc and then adapting to a high street budget. BUT I'm being really dumb here but how do you search on Pinterest? Do you have to sign up and start your own picture blog or whatever? Help!
I waste loads of time on pinterest, it's great. I also recommend the John lewis personal shopper, just about to book again to sort my summer holiday wardrobe. I asked the lady about my body shape, and the best styles for me and the worse, had read up loads on it but wanted someone to confirm with me, we also chatted quickly about best colours for me. I also tend to do big online orders, it doesn't count until you decide to keep it, that way I can have a long try on session at home and try things with the clothes I already own, much better than having to make a quick decision in the changing rooms, really don't enjoy shopping.