Creating a personal style is a rewarding and exciting journey. The processes of honing in on your ideal wardrobe, exploring your proportions, and building outfits that make you feel strong and gorgeous are all incredibly fulfilling.
But what if you feel in flux? What if you’re considering moving to another state with a wholly different climate? What if you have gained or lost weight, and don’t know if you’re going to gain or lose more? And what about those times when you feel like you’re still struggling to figure out what it is you want to look like?
Originally posted 2012-01-19 06:38:16.
Lovely reader Jori sent me this request by e-mail:
I am in my early 40s but fairly often find myself at concerts where the average demographic is early 20s and the standard attire seems to be jeans and graphic t-shirt or sweatshirt. I am not musically hip at all myself, but my youngest brother-in-law (age 26) is in a rock band, and a friend who is my age has a longtime boyfriend who is a local music producer, so I will go to concerts with her.
My problem is that I never know what to wear to these events. I can pull off jeans, but most t-shirts and sweatshirts make me feel shapeless and frumpy. I like to get dressed up when I go out, but I don’t want to overdo it when everyone else is so casual. And my biggest fear is looking like somebody’s mom who’s trying too hard to fit in. (I’m not actually a mom, so this fear is purely fashion-based.)
Originally posted 2010-06-13 06:37:00.