Posts Tagged: college

Reader Request: Dressing to Look Older

what to wear to look older

left | right

Reader Andrea e-mailed me this request:

I’m 22 and about to start student teaching at the high school level, but I look like I’m about 15. I’m currently trying to build a wardrobe that doesn’t make me look like a student, but I don’t want to age myself too much and end up looking frumpy, either. So far, I’ve been leaning towards things that are generally more formal than the dress code for teachers in most public schools just to further differentiate myself from the students, and I’ve mostly been wearing heels (which also give me a slight height advantage, because I’m petite). If you have any other advice on this topic, I’d love to hear it. read more

Originally posted 2012-03-05 06:19:59.

Fascinating and Fashionable: Anupama the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Professor

I met Anupama Pasricha, Ph.D., last year at an event showcasing her students’ designs. She’s chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at St. Catherine University, and also an assistant professor there. She’s also an advocate for sustainable design and a a strong believer in the look good-feel good connection and the importance of cultivating positive body image in young women and men. Let’s hear from Anupama!


Have you always loved clothing and fashion?
Yes and no. The first time I fell in love with clothing and fashion was when I took an undergraduate course in textiles. Learning about fibers and fabrics was the turning point in my life. I am intrigued by fabric design, textures, and color and typically use those things as my inspiration. read more