Navy, black, purple for main outfits. White t- shirts/ vests for under bits.
Skirts, dresses, wide trousers. Long tunics and leggings. Scoop neck tops with sleeves.
Necklaces, scarves, bangles, bags for a wee bit of colour.
I begin to see why Herself calls my ‘style’ boring. Sometimes I think I know what suits me and I just buy more of the same. Other times I think I’m in a rut and I just buy more of the same. Gok Wan would make me expose wobbly bits on tv, so that avenue of guidance is a non starter.
Since I’m not out at work I can lie about rocking the ‘comfy’ look most of the time, and it’s not pretty. The only good thing about the rubbish weather is that I’ve been wearing tights and boots until recently, so I didn’t have to expose the legs, or consider the horror that would be shorts.
So, what do I do? How do I ‘shop my wardrobe’ or somehow break out of the dull? I’m trying to downsize myself; will I feel more confident about what I wear if there’s less of me for it to stretch over? Do I just get ‘pull you in’ undies and wear them all the time? Will I be able to breathe/ sit down if I do that? I do look at fashion blogs from time to time, but I just see thin young women in silly shoes. Are there fashion or style blogs for
fat 46 year olds cuddly middle aged people?
Maybe I need a magazine makeover? Or a stylist and personal shopper? (Certainly a cook.) Obviously I’d need to win the lottery, so I must start to do it…
Anyway, why do I even care- I have plenty of everyday clothes and I can usually get something sorted for an event of some sort (since I’m not going to the IMPAC award, that is), so what’s the problem? Maybe it’s just a symptom of a few weeks of very limited energy, when I do actually feel in a bit of a rut for all sorts of reasons, not just the clothes. Maybe I’m SAD, since I’ve been wearing the same wintry clothes, with the exception of about 2 weeks last July, and part of this April, since about 2007. Probably when the sun comes out I’ll wander round the town/ internet and gather up all sorts of exciting flattering garments. Before returning them because that top doesn’t go with anything, or those sleeves are horrible, or “knee length” shouldn’t be that short.
But if you do have any ideas, let me know!
P.S. oh, oh, oh, look what I just discovered. A place to start. If you’re looking for me, this is where I’ll be. I may be gone some time.