Personal stylist

Ya know those people who were born with style? Who can just take a closet of random pieces of clothing and make it an “ensemble?” We’ve known them throughout high school, seen them blossom in college, and oftentimes work with one. I’m not one of those people.

I don’t know what to chalk it up to. I mean, it can’t be my fault I stink at styling myself.

We were never really the kind of people who had money falling out of their pockets. I remember buying stuff for one of my Halloween costumes at the Goodwill one year (I was a rock star, and I actually looked like one. Thanks, Goodwill!). So we didn’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on stylish duds. I usually just wore whatever was clean. In middle school, it became important to wear hip clothes, and my poor mom struggled with me begging for $80 pants (ridiculous even by today’s standards). But even then I was a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal.

I still am.

Which makes being a human in the working world pretty hard, especially for those of us who just can’t seem to put an outfit together. On good days, I imagine myself looking like Jennifer Garner. 

But in reality I look like this: 

Unless things are laid out for me in a visible spread of obviousness like this, I cannot manage to put things together on my own in stores. 

I can’t recall my closet and the things that are in it (except for my favorite jeans and a drawer of t-shirts).

How do normal people do this? I want to look nice, but it seems like I’m stuck in a slacks and v-necks with sweaters rut. Help!





One thought on “Personal stylist

  1. Go invest in some high-waisted pencil skirts (cheapest at JCPenny) and flats (comfiest and cheapest at Target). A nicely fitting, high-waisted pencil skirt looks good with just about any top and makes you look like you care. Make sure the skirt fits well, it SHOULD be snug from the top around your belly button all the way to around your rear or it will sag an look terrible! I usually go for solid colored tops so I can mix in some funky jewelry. You can usually find cute, cheap jewelry at like a forever 21. I go here for workwear inspiration:

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