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

Fixing “I have nothing to wear!” Having go-to outfits for every occasion

When starting out doing a wardrobe overhaul, one of the main exercises recommended by Anuschka Rees' book The Curated Closet is to sit down and list out all the activities you do in a typical month and how often you do them, to figure out what proportion of clothes you should ideally have in each … Continue reading Fixing “I have nothing to wear!” Having go-to outfits for every occasion

Small tasks, big changes: 64 things to do to improve your wardrobe

In the spirit of the new year, I thought that in addition to making some vaguer sartorial resolutions, it would be nice to make a list of specific things that I can do to work on various aspects of my wardrobe. I already have a post about some higher-time-investment long-term tracking and inventorying you can … Continue reading Small tasks, big changes: 64 things to do to improve your wardrobe

Bringing the aesthetic of a Pinterest style board into your wardrobe

Now that the northern hemisphere is full swing into fall (well, according to the calendar, anyway), most retailers have their autumn lines out, which means means a prime selection for all things cozy and midweight. I included a wish list section in my August Wardrobe Round Up, but in this post I'm going to go … Continue reading Bringing the aesthetic of a Pinterest style board into your wardrobe