Posts Categorized: style

Reader Request: Rocking Trends That Aren’t Traditionally Flattering

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Reader Madeline had this request.

I love pieces about dressing not necessarily for your “body type.” For example: the older I get (lol I’m 23) the less interested I am in wearing bras with padding. I just don’t care about creating curves as much, I’d rather just run with the little boob thing. So I’d love to hear about how to rock trends that aren’t “flattering” on you — I just embrace the drapey trend without feeling like I have to create boobs, and it’s awesome.

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What Belting Can Do For You

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

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If you’re looking for a tutorial on the nuts and bolts of choosing belts for your outfits, I will quite happily refer you to Audi’s fabulous guest post on how to break into belting for a comprehensive guide to wearing these amazingly versatile accessories. It’s gospel, as far as I’m concerned.

But a refresher on how belts can be worn and how they affect your proportions couldn’t hurt, right? And I’m such a visual learner myself, I figured some photographic examples might help!

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Reader Request: Adjusting Style to an Academic Workplace

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Mary had this request:

Not sure if this is a good suggestion but I am switching careers from a creative industry to a serious academic/historian setting. My fun, twee printed dresses won’t really fly in this new setting. Easy ideas how to look more professional would be very welcome. Sounds cheesy but tweed items would really fit in! Really wish the the Academichic ladies were still around!

This is one of those questions that I totally want to address, but know that I will ruffle some feathers if I do so. What with the not working in academia myself and the knowing that working in academia has all sorts of tricky-to-navigate unwritten rules and norms that you can’t really understand unless you’ve experienced them personally. So I’ll get the ball rolling with a few suggestions and then ask you readers who are working or have worked in academic settings to weigh in.

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