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What do you wear & where do you shop? Help me overhaul my wardrobe please!!

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ButterflyOfFreedom Thu 07-Apr-16 16:45:02

I'm 36, have 2 young DC, am fairly tall (5'10) and fairly slim (if that's relevant!?!) - and I'm having a bit of a confidence crisis with regards to what to wear and where to shop!!

I generally wear (skinny) jeans with a shirt or jumper, and some Converse or some flat, ankle boots.

I used to shop in places like Topshop and River Island but feel I'm too old for these now (?!) but equally don't feel old enough to be shopping at M&S????!!

I need to completely sort my wardrobe out, have a clear out, and start afresh.
So I need inspiration please!

So, what do you wear & where do you shop for clothes? Thank you!

RickOShay Thu 07-Apr-16 17:23:59

I am 48 and I shop at Topshop, mainly jeans admittedly, but I still walk through those doors. If you have enough time why don't you go into town and just have a massive trying on session. Don't buy anything that you don't absolutely love and want to wear out of the shop. Take your time. I like Uniqlo, Zara and Gap. I think after you have small children you lose yourself, so just go and see what you like and feel good in, that's the only criteria you need.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 07-Apr-16 17:32:04

I only wear dresses. Don't own a single pair of trousers. I go to
Simple be
Lindy bop
Now and again Evans and newlook but it's very hit and miss in there though, but when they do have nice things. They're gorgeous.

cally0 Thu 07-Apr-16 17:44:59

I always love the clothes in Whistles but they're a bit too pricey for me. All of the looks they have in there look very chic. Xx

Kennington Thu 07-Apr-16 17:47:34

I wear the same as you - not converse though.
Uniqlo and 'and other stories'
Ocassionally COS, whistles and m and s
All do good skinnie and knits
I graduated to these after shopping at tophop Oxford circus for 12 years a few years ago

SexNamesRFab Thu 07-Apr-16 20:13:21

I think you should approach it like any other problem and get some objective professional advice. See a personal stylist, go to a colour consultant etc. I did this after being stuck in a similar rut and am no longer googling plastic surgeons feel loads better.

SellFridges Thu 07-Apr-16 20:15:05

I still buy basics from Topshop - jeans, vests and the occasional top for example. But 90% of my wardrobe comes from Oasis. It's totally my style. I'm a little older than you but also fatter!

hazelnutts Thu 07-Apr-16 20:20:27

T k maxx

vitaminC Fri 08-Apr-16 07:45:17

I tend to shop in department stores where I can pick and choose from a large range of brands.

I rarely wear jeans - I'm fairly tall and slim, but very hourglass, so find them awkward and uncomfortable - so my go-to outfit would be a denim skirt for casual days or a dress for work. I also have a few more casual dresses (and a few dressier skirts).

On my feet I generally wear ankle boots or heeled brogues. I will be getting out my open-toed shoes in a couple of weeks, but it's still a bit cold right now.

sooperdooper Fri 08-Apr-16 07:51:40

I've recently discovered an online shop called Joy that sells lovely skirts (some of their stuff isn't my style but I've got some nice things too)

I also like warehouse and Oasis smile

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