Need help choosing clothes for work like me?
I hate clothes shopping and I’m terrible at it but I’m loving Polyvore. I’m incapable of coordinating outfits which has resulted in an entire wardrobe full of stuff that doesn’t go together. If the Sales are on with racks and racks of cheap tat, I panic and walk out. I recently went to an event wearing the following outfit, a friend who lacks frontal screening and was slightly inebriated (totally mullered) exclaimed upon first seeing me ‘you look like a child who put on all their favourite clothes this morning’. I couldn’t argue with him really.
Where the problem starts
I prefer to walk into a shop to find a fully dressed mannequin wearing exactly what I’m looking for and if I can afford it I will buy it. I do like flipping through catalogues, folding the pages that catch my attention but hate catalogues that have items individually (e.g a page of jeans) listed on the page without showing how they go with other stuff. What am I supposed to do with that. The same goes for websites. It’s amazing how many sites don’t have ‘Look Books’ for inspiration for those of us who are fashionably challenged.
Alternatively, I’ve been known to corner the young shop assistants for their help saying ‘I have so and so to go to, what should I wear?’ which has worked well in the past, however, on occasions, they have persuaded me to buy something that was totally unsuitable, never got worn and is still hanging in the wardrobe with tags on it. I’m in my 40s for fat snakes!
This is why I like Polyvore, I came across it awhile back. Besides being an online clothing store it also has the facility that you can create your own sets, allowing you to put together outfits. What’s even better is that you don’t have to stick to the clothes on their site. You can add a button to your tool bar, so in future, when you are surfing the web looking for clothes you can ‘clip to Polyvore’. So, if you find an outfit online (e.g. Pinterest, Fashion Sites, Tumbler) that you like, you can try to recreate it using this tool.
And if you’re still not sure if the outfit works you can always share it on your social networks and ask your friends for advice like I did.
Autumn/ Winter Work Outfits 2013
Luckily for work I don’t have to be suited and booted, however, it would be frowned upon if I wore jeans. So, I’ve been looking for Autumn/Winter Clothes for 2013. I still have a long way to go, but here are two that I put together so far. I was attempting to use some of the items I already had in the wardrobe.
How am I doing? Be honest. I’d still love to find a way to wear my camouflage jeans to work if anyone has any ideas. Happy shopping and be prepared to lose a few hours of your life.
2 thoughts on “What not to wear?”
To be honest, I struggle with exactly the same thing, I far prefer seeing a whole outfit and more often than not I look like I’ve been dressed by my 5 year old. No, scratch that, she dresses WAY better than I do! I love your second and their outfit though, and I may give Polyvore a go myself.
I really do find it helpful, especially for inspiration. I also find myself googling stuff e.g ‘blue jumper polyvore’ and it comes back with others ideas, I also use pinterest and have a nosy at what other people have put together.