Every night I put together my outfit for the next day. I go to work and realize that I dress somewhat frumpy. I do believe that contributes to my rather frumpy mood at work. Will better clothes improve my attitude towards my job? If not a spike in productivity, maybe at least a boost for my non-existent self-esteem?
Whenever I go shopping, I look only for sale items and stick to stores like Old Navy and Target. My clothes wear quick and end up looking pretty shabby after a few weeks. My wardrobe consists of random pieces that don’t necessarily mesh well together. I think I need a stylist. I have a style, I think. I would prefer not to wear stuffy, boring old office gear.
Button down shirts are OFF LIMITS due to the huge gigantic spaces left open by barely fastened buttons. A few years ago I had a manager comment on my clothing, advising that I stick to the dress code requiring collars. Of course, this manager was a man, without a chest that requires double letter support gear!!!!!! I’ve since realized that, for women, there are many different appropriate options for work attire that do not include a collar. But, I always have that comment in the back of my mind when I’m selecting a piece for my work wardrobe.
I’ve pretty well established what I will not wear. The question remains, what do I do? Where do I go to find clothing that is work appropriate, well made and stylish (to me)? Are there stores with personal shoppers that don’t charge 5 trillion dollars for a pair of pants? Is the show “What Not to Wear” still on air? Is there anyone out there that wants to sign me up?? I recently saw this shirt on The Pioneer Woman’s website. I think it’s a decent example as to what I think my style might be.
I need help, soon. I’m most concerned with the lack of spring/summer clothing in my closet. Any tips or suggestions you can provide for a short, curvy lady?