Posts Categorized: style

Reader Request: Androgynous Style Inspiration

Great blogs to read for androgynous style inspiration!

Reader Tracy emailed me with this request:

I’m going through a style change and need some guidance. I used to wear a lot of dresses but not so much anymore. I am leaning towards changing my personal style similar to Ellen DeGeneres’ look. I love the blazers, slim pants and oxfords. Do you know of any other sites/bloggers that I can view to get more ideas for this style and hopefully make my own? What are your thoughts?

I was so excited to send along a few of my faves, which I’ll list below. And I hope you’ll all chime in with more sources of androgynous style inspiration, too!

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Reader Request: What to Wear for Yourself When You Work From Home

What should you wear if you work from home? Do you need to get dressed up just for yourself?

Long-time reader and all-around amazing gal Ruth sent me this question:

What do I wear when I am on my own? I know that you have written about who one dresses for, and the correct answer is always ‘for myself’ (although having got into a relatively new relationship, I am delighted to be with somebody who finds me attractive, and love to dress in a way that he will like). But I live alone and work almost entirely from home. So there are some days when I see either nobody or only the local shopkeepers or the postman. So what to wear? I do have some standards. Occasionally I exercise in the morning and stay in my workout clothes all day (not a good idea – nothing is more uncomfortable than a sports bra worn all day) but normally I dress in ‘proper’ clothes, but the rather worst of them. And no jewellery – which for me is the signifier of being ‘properly’ dressed. I like clothes and probably have too many of them, and sometimes miss the opportunity to wear them. But there doesn’t seem any point in being anything more than decent and comfortable if I am on my own. I know you work at home but you are married so you have a husband to see you. But how does one resolve the problem of what to wear on one’s own? (If a tree falls in the forest…).

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Thoughts From a Style Blogger Approaching 40

Thoughts from a style blogger approaching 40.

In mid-January, I will turn 40. I can’t quite believe it, mostly because I still feel like I’m far too inexperienced and naive to be that age … but I’m pleased to report that I’m not feeling panicked or upset or sad. It’s disbelief, really. I just can’t believe I’ve been alive that long.

40 is definitely a turning point, and I have a massive party planned and some occasion-marking activities in the coming months to celebrate. But I’ve also taken note of a few attitudes and behaviors specific to style and self-care that have already begun to shift as I enter my fifth decade.

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