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.
Know your budget: No, really. Do NOT shop without knowing how much cash you have, and how much you can comfortably spend. Shopping blindly leads to shopping regret of one kind or another.
Inventory your closet: Annoying, but worth it. Many of us buy duplicates or near-duplicates, and that practice can be avoided by familiarizing yourself with your current wardrobe. And before you buy anything, ask yourself: Do I love this because it’s perfectly “me” or because it’s incredibly familiar?
Originally posted 2011-07-22 06:01:17.
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Readers Carrie and Kelli had similar requests:
I’d love to find out how to wear shorts stylishly, both casually and more dressy, for spring and summer. And how plus-size women can wear them and look great.
Most of my thoughts on how to pick shorts that flatter your bod – including some recommendations for various heights and body types – can be found in this post on stylish shorts. So if you’re wondering which style to purchase and wear, start there! But if you’re looking for some ways to style your shorts for the season, read on:
Originally posted 2011-06-20 06:11:32.