Reader Judy sent me this question via e-mail:
I work in a computer store and we wear a lot of jeans and khakis. As a manager, I also wear skirts, dress slacks, etc., and generally try to keep it a notch up from the “retail crew.” But, khakis are professional, washable, and most of the time pants make more sense in our environment. But I find they look kind of blah on me … just not all that exciting. One issue I have is that I don’t know what kind of shoes to wear with my khaki colored pants. Black looks too dark, brown doesn’t go with everything, but lighter colored shoes look too summery! I do like to wear low to mid heels, FYI. And my better looking blouses and sweaters read as “too dressy” with the khakis.
Originally posted 2011-10-13 06:15:38.
Reader Karen sent this request via e-mail:
I would love to see a blog post about dressing in the summer without a tan. I think you do a great job for yourself! It would be nice to see some ‘rules’ for looking great with pale skin when everyone else is wearing styles and colors that complement tanned skin so well. Top of the list in my experience is to avoid khaki bottoms or any color that blends with pale skin rather than contrasts. I’m sure you have more ideas!
Many of you have naturally dark skin tones or do the self-tanner thing, so much of this post may seem irrelevant to you. But my first suggestion that pertains to dressing pale skin during the summer? Applies to everyone. And I mean everyone:
Originally posted 2011-06-28 06:03:03.
Reader Suze in CO asked about farmer’s tans in the comments of this post, and then followed up in an e-mail, saying:
You asked, “I’m curious if you’re interested in a post on ways to dress around a ‘farmer’s tan,’ ways to respond to folks who comment, ways to feel comfortable with it, or all of the above.” I guess “all of the above” is most accurate, though I don’t hear a ton of comments from people about the tan. But I do get the looks – you know the kind I’m talking about. Like most women, I’m particularly sensitive to those assessing, disapproving looks that we know are all about how we appear. If someone was rude enough to actually say something, it would be much easier to handle.
Originally posted 2013-07-24 06:15:26.