How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

[source: wikimedia] Sometimes you want to dress up, but sometimes you just want to wear your favorite pullover. As usual, in any discussion of how to look older in casual clothes I always start out by linking to the OG Extra Petite blog post How to Look Older in Casual Attire.  She did an excellent … Continue reading How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

Branching Out From Chunky Sweaters and Boots: Learning to Enjoy Spring and Summer Fashion

Why was getting dressed for summer so hard? Anecdotally, it seems that a lot of people have a harder time putting their best fashion self forward in spring and summer than in fall and winter. I was definitely one of those people who would always get excited when the weather started cooling down and stores … Continue reading Branching Out From Chunky Sweaters and Boots: Learning to Enjoy Spring and Summer Fashion

Resources and Tips for Doing a Wardrobe Overhaul

In the summer of 2016, I decided that there was no reason I should morosely look at my reflection every morning and wish that I could have an outfit I actually liked, because as an adult with an actual full time job, I could now (literally) afford to make that change happen. For a change, … Continue reading Resources and Tips for Doing a Wardrobe Overhaul

Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure

This is the third post in this series, where I walk through examples of turning fantasy style inspiration boards into more practical wardrobes that are cohesive but not repetitive. See the previous one, a circus style board translated to smart casual officewear + casual weekend outfits, here. In the original post, I didn't build a … Continue reading Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure

Wardrobe Inventory and Outfit Logging Methods

Updated September 30, 2018: Editing for clarity and addition of second sample spreadsheet. Jump to spreadsheet templates Jump to Airtable template Sections Overview What can you use wardrobe and outfit logging for? Things to consider when choosing a method Accounting Methods Pen and paper Digital document Physical methods (hangers) Spreadsheet Dedicated app Airtable Visual methods … Continue reading Wardrobe Inventory and Outfit Logging Methods