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I'm hoping to get some ideas of where I can get some stylish clothes that will make me look professional now I'm 41. I don't have to get dressed up for work very often, but the clothes I do have are from before DD was born, she's now 9! and I don't think they suit me anymore. Please could you suggest some ideas, other than Boden!
I'm 45 and tend to shop at Hush, White Company, Joules, M&S, Mint Velvet, occasionally Fat face - I like Next 360 jeans or Levi. I was in town today and the clothes I bought were White Company, a couple of jersey shirts, knitted jumper and a smart casual navy ponte dress!
Mini-hijack NearlyADoctor, tell me about the jersey shirts please? I've been looking at them, because I hate the un-ironable creases in most cotton/linen shirts and I feel I look like a sack of taters!
I shop in Boden (not the Maria-Von-Trapp's-been-at-the-curtains-again patterns, but for work trousers (RIchmond) etc) WC, M &S (oft derided but their slim bootcut jeans are the bollocks) Gap when there is a mega offer on (ie always) for knitwear. Matalan and George (don't mock, their knitwear is fab!) Next's quality over the years has plummeted, whenever I see badly dressed characters in TV shows, I always assume they have been to Next. Joules and Seasalt for the good old Bretons. (not Boden, theirs are shite)
I look in Jigsaw, Hobbs, Ted Baker (for going out tops), mint velvet, phase-eight (can be hit and miss but worth a look definitely). I have loads of clothes now, even after a massive marie kondo style clear out so I tend to only buy something if it's really flattering and not similar to something I already have so although I have no money really I buy expensive clothes
I also look in Massimo Dutti and have got some more classic versions of high street trends in there. Eg, a peasant top that I'm still wearing seasons after 'peasant' has been and gone because it was so simple, just a 'tiny bit peasant' and it was in such a beautiful shade of bottle green that is flattering to my colouring.