I added one of these lovely people and ended up finding Liz, she blogs at Coffee_Girl (Although between me writing this post and the present day it’s been set to private so I can’t share the link).
Her post today was entitled “When in Doubt Wear Red”
Her post started:
[Fashion advice from someone who doesn’t actually know much about fashion]
This is so me! I kinda make it up as I go! If I’m comfortable (within reason) surely it doesn’t matter if I’m unfashionable?!? It takes long enough for the fashion to get from the Catwalk to the High Street.
Using Liz’s Headings here are my essentials:
1. Skinny Leg Jeans
Ok well if you have the legs, you go for it! I don’t like skinny jeans. I happen to be blessed with a “Browning Butt” so skinny jeans aren’t my style lol. I prefer wide leg or boyfriend style jeans as they are baggy.
2. Cardigan Sweater
I have a black emo cardigan that I kinda live in. When I have the pocket money I’m going to invest in a different colour one so that I’m not just wearing black!
3. Chuck Taylors
Now I haven’t actually heard of Chuck Taylors but from the picture (And assistance from a lovely search engine) I’ve been able to find out that they are also called Low Tops like on Cardiogirl’s website. Me and Mrs Mow Mow love our Converses so these would just be another pair to add to the set.
Most definitely an essential! Most of my wardrobe is made up of T-Shirts of different styles. There are baggy and skinny or long sleeved or short sleeved.
5. Bright colors & patterns
I love patterns but I could never wear leopard or zebra print it’s too mad! I have a t-shirt that is rainbow vertical stripes which I wear with a black T-shirt over the top or with my waistcoat to break up the stripes! I have a bit of a tummy and so having the vertical stripes can make me look wider lol.
Before I moved out of my parents house I’m sure I had more scarves but now I’m down to maybe 5 or 6. I might get one for Christmas so thats another to add to the mix!
I live in flats. I bought a pair of heels a little while a go but didn’t really get on with them I need to start wearing them round the house again so that I can wear them to work. I’m only 5 foot 3 tall so it would make me a lot taller if I did wear heels but I’ve spend so many years avoiding them that it will take some practice to get back into them!
8. Business Casual
I need to work harder on this! I wear Business Casual at least 4 out of 7 days a week (Jeans are optional on a Friday) but I tend to struggle with this. The last few places I’ve worked either have uniform or were really slack on what you wore so a hoodie and jeans were considered normal acceptable dress. Now I work in what you could call a proper office where the guys wear ties and I tend to struggle on whether I look smart enough!
If I was Andy in The Devil Wears Prada I would say my taste in clothes would be more like the geeky girl at the beginning rather than the super trendy PA she becomes at the end.
You can find Liz’s original post here. I only found her blog this afternoon but be sure to take a look she’s fab!