(Closed) Winter Wardrobe whats yours like? How do you dress up? HELP PLZ

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am in need of some major fashion help but Old Navy is having a Buy 1 Sweater, Get 1 Free sale all week! There are some cute ones with embellishments on them. I hope this helps some! I feel like I wear the same thing to work every day. Cardigan with a top underneath and black pants. I’ve tried buying a few scarfs but never wear them. I’ve gotten a little more adventurous with prints and colors but I still need major help!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wear a lot of black leggings, long sweaters, etc.  I love layering – today I wore black leggings, a white tank top, and a long hunter green cardigan.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@FutureMrs.Harless – Haha, I know what you mean, my sweaters always cover my butt 🙂 I have a lot of sweater dresses that are long enough that I don’t wear leggings, just a pair of patterned tights.  I also have a few pairs of black skinny dress pants.

Today I wore the cardigan open with black flats.  To work I probably would wear heels.

Most of my shoes are black – mostly heels, but flats too.  I am not a big boots person.  Most of my sweaters are long sleeved too.  I have one sweater dress that is cream colored and short sleeved, but I layer a blazer over it.

I layer a LOT – I am very petite and I get cold very easy!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Core wradrobe pieces will help you dress for any situation:

  • A suit.  Even if you don’t work in a suit environment, you’ll need one for job searches, interviews, or photo ops.  Change the blouse and your accessories, and it can do double duty for a wedding, funeral, or business related event.  Black and navy are classic choices, but any solid neutral will be fine.
  • A little black dress.  Opt for a simple classic style that can be paired with a jacket and go from the boardroom to the dance floor with a change shoes and accessories.
  • Classic blazer.  Find a color that coordinates with the suit, and you expand your versatility with just one piece.
  • Pair of tailored slacks.  Forget the cropped and the hip huggers, and choose a traditional classic trouser cut in a neutral color that coordinates with your suit.
  • Blouse.  One dynamite blouse that can be dressed up or down, making it suitable for business or evening wear.  Choose a simple style that will look good under a suit or tucked into jeans.  White is the most classic, but any basic color will do.
  • Jeans.  These are not your garden variety work in the garden jeans.  These are jeans that fit you like a glove and make you look and feel like a million bucks!
  • Add in layering pieces-tees, sweaters, scarves(this winter an infinity scarf),

    shoes-basic black pumps, casual flats(not runners), athletic shoes, short boots, tall black boots.

     

    With these pieces you can mix an match many different outfits.

    When I stopped wearing uniforms, I used to look through magaziines, pick out an outfit that I liked the look of, then figure out how I could duplicate that look with items in my wardrobe.

    Post # 9
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’ve been buying a lot of fun scarves and tights. I feel like that can be a cheap, easy way to dress up an outfit.

    I’m in FL so it’s not as cold (but in the 30’s this weekend). I just take my summer dresses and put leggings or tights under them, and a long sleave shirt under it too.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Ugh, I completely know how you feel. It is so cold here, but there are times when I want to dress up a little. I really want to try and pull off the tall boot look, but feel like I just can’t pull it together when I get to the store.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wear a lot of sweater dresses and tights. Or skinny jeans+sweaters+boots in the winter.

    Ann Taylor Loft has a petite section–try that! It’s a more grown up style

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ejs4y8 – same here – skinny jeans, boots and longer sweaters, or sweater dresses with tights and boots. Victoria’s Secret online has a TON of cute sweaterdresses on sale/clearance right now, I just got 5 for $150!

    Post # 13
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think a nice pair of black leater boots (low heel) is an asset to any wardrobe. I hear Steve Madden has a skinnier calf than other brands if you’re looking for somehting more form fitting on petit legs. Also, take advantage of your small shoe size and check out the girls section at Nordstrom. A lot of higher end brands will make nice girls boots which look like the adult ones but cost less. A women’s size 5 is a girls size 3 (my grandma wore this size and I remember how difficult shoe shopping was with her, she often bought childrens shoes). As far as clothes, I think you can very easily add a few pieces pair your boots with a sweater dress (if you are liking a shortsleeved one, wear one of your many long sleeve shirts under it for warmpth. I really like blazers for polishing off a look these days, roll the sleeves and pair it with jeans to make it more casual or throw it over a t-shirt dress. Wear a button down or t-shirt or even a sweater underneath. Scarves are also popular for their ability to acessorize a plain outfit as well as add warmpth. H&M is always a good place for nice affordable scarves. I think a cable knit sweater is a wardrobe staple as well- you can wear it alone or with a collar underneath or even layer over a long T. I don’t believe in leggings as pants and reserve my leggings for dresses or short skirts. It sounds like you need a nice pair of jeans. Look for something you can pair with heels or a nice ballet flat, maybe a dark wash.

    I find that in improving my wardrobe I need to let go of stores like Old Navy and American Eagle and move on to more adult shops like J. Crew, Ann Taylor and department stores. Good luck!

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i also do the sweater dress/leggings/boots this winter. And skinny jeans. I was so afraid of skinny jeans for the longest time and finally took the plunge and bought a pair 2 months ago – and i haven’t looked back!

    I also agree with the previous posters about Ann Taylor Loft. It’s my favorite store.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My winter wardrobe consists of:

    • jeans…I love jeans. I prefer bootcut although I do have a couple pairs of skinny jeans. I also have denim trousers which I can get away with wearing at work.
    • cardigans…I LOVE cardigans. I think they can work well with slacks or jeans. I usually pair them either with a button down shirt or a camisole top.
    • blazers…I wear denim ones with my slacks and I also own corduroy and regular blazers. They work well with jeans, slacks, and dresses so I LOVE blazers
    • Slacks…I have to wear these year round so I wouldn’t really consider them winter clothes. I prefer cuffed trousers b/c they seem a bit more dressy to me…not sure why
    • Scarves…I have a ton of scarves in various colors to give my wardrobe some pop.
    • Accessories…I prefer funky earrings and chunky bracelets. It’s another way to give your outfit some umph

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I totally understand!! I look at my female co-workers and love the style/clothes they wear, but can’t go shopping for the life of me! Frown

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