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Tired of wearing jeans and tops all the time. Help me look amazing!
I'm 42, 5ft 6 and a size 14/16 - with a mum tum and zero confidence.
I live in jeans and plain tops and trainers.... when I'm at work it's black trousers, plain tops and jumpers.
I'm so bored! But also scared to try anything else. I think I wear plain stuff so I don't stand out and people don't notice me. I don't have much confidence and when I do buy new things they look terrible on me - I just think I get it wrong - so I revert back to boring plain stuff.
I've tried wearing skirts in the past but feel very manly and clumsy and not feminine in them at all. ;(
But I'm fed up now so it has to change. I need a work wardrobe (I work in an office and have to look smart) and then also a home wardrobe for school run, lunches with friends etc xxx
I think rather than a drastic change, go slowly, start perhaps with coloured jeans/cropped. Move onto maxi skirts, slowly raise the hem.... by winter you will probably be more comfortable in a shorter skirt with thick tights and boots, by next spring your style will of completely changed and light weight summer dresses will be feeling normal !
If you don't feel right in skirts or dresses then don't wear them. I'm bored with them myself right now. This is a great time for wearing trousers because there are so many interesting shapes around at the moment.
Maybe having. your colours done would help you. I can't claim to look amazing but do feel better when I wear colour that I think suits me rather than neutrals. Rather than going for a girly dress to start with try a plain colour with clean lines may just be me but I find all over print seems harder to wear. Go shopping and just try to keep an open mind and try on some of the things you would normally dismiss. I think most of us go through phases when we feel the same but sometimes just a few new things can make us feel better.
At the risk of sounding blunt is your size an issue? Upping your regular exercise might lift your mood and confidence, and help you feel generally better. Getting your colours done will help you weed out the stuff that's not doing you any favours and get sorted with the right shades of make-up. I haven't had it done myself yet but a HOC style class might be the thing to help you with the rest.
I am really liking the culotte jumpsuits that are around at the moment. never thought I would but they are surprisingly flattering on and can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats / plimsolls and chunky jewellry
I know it's not idea for now but in the winter jumper dresses with tights and boots is so easy to wear and I personally think most people look good in them. What about a long t shirt style dress over leggings (I know they are not stylish but just to get you feeling comfortable) with some pumps or sandals.