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0.07 My biggest challenge with my style is my job, I’m a kindergarten teacher so I tend to have an uninteresting casual work wardrobe (jeans, cropped pants, merino trackies (winter) and dresses (summer) because I don’t want to spend too much money on items that could easily be ruined by in a flash by dye of paint. Sometime a pair of jeans only last a day before I need to wash them because I come home with paint, playdough, sand or clay on them.
I dress fairly casually but like a feminine top and struggle on balancing my work wardrobe within my general wardrobe and end up mixing them together. I really struggle to choose layering items, with everything feeling more ‘stand alone’ .
3.05 I’ve fallen into a rut. I wear all black basics. Would love to know how to elevate and accessorize classics and maybe add in some small, wearable trends while still looking polished.
Elevate Your Wardrobe
6.08 My biggest challenge is I don’t have a size that works for me on a regular basis. I’m 68 and retired. I spent my last 30 years of work as the assistant to the registrar at a Community College. I had a professional wardrobe, and dressed sharp every day. When I retired 7 years ago, I gave away my “work clothes” to a women’s shelter. I pictured myself in athletic wear, for the duration. Then, 6 months after retiring, I got breast cancer.
That was an experience that took me to the brink and back. That was 6 years ago. That experience aged me, and I’m trying hard to do everything right to prevent a recurrence. Now, I have a disconnect with how I look on the outside and how I feel on the inside. My belly has gotten soft and I can’t even hold it in. I have an “H” shape and back flab. I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes because when I try on jeans, for instance, they fit great everywhere, but I can’t zip them up. If I buy ones I can zip, they look horrible and unflattering everywhere else. I really want a casual wardrobe that includes jeans, shirts, sweaters, etc. Can you help me? I don’t know where or how to start. When I worked, I had a wardrobe based around neutrals, mainly, that I could change up with a cardigan, blazer, scarf, etc.
Rediscovering Your Style