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i currently gave two garbage bag full of clothing to the Goodwill (sigh..goodbye my miss sixtys..
) and i want to start a new wardrobe.

i am not planning to spend alot on it, just looking for pieces i can mix and match with. the only clothes i have left is my lacoste shirts, 2 skirts, a pair of express jeans and a few solid color tanks with a lacy top. seriously, this is all i have now.

any suggestions ?

 

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good idea with the blazer charms. those always look cute.

layering tops. those can be pretty cheap and you can mix and match stuff.

a pair of dark denim jeans to be more of a dressed up casual look.

black tops are always good. hehe.

if you have/want a lot of basic pieces, you can always jazz them up with accesroies.

 
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Congrats on clearing out the old stuff!!! I need to do that too. I like GAP for basic stuff in neutral colors that can be easily mixed and matched.

cardigans!! I love cardigans.

"My favorite T" from GAP, I've got about half a dozen of those.

Khaki or other type of pant that isn't jeans. It seems like you might need pants more than anything.

Let us know what you end up getting!!

 
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What kind of clothes are you looking for? Casual going-to-class clothes? Funky date night / clubbing clothes? More sophisticated clothes that you can still wear in several years or to work in an office?

I personally get a lot of my fashion advice from TLC's "What Not To Wear" (which I am watching at this very moment, lol). While I'm having a hard time finding all the clothes I want that both fit in my budget (since our mall is so darn small, no selection) and fit me (since I am so darn small, lol), but these are some the basics that I have or want in my own wardrobe .... Since I'm 24 and will be graduating soon, and since everyone always thinks I'm a lot younger than I am, I'm trying to find more "adult" clothes to make me look my age -- so I won't be mistaken as the college intern at work!

For teaching classes and going to church (and for my future job):

  • Straight-leg or slightly flared dress pants with a mid-rise waist (about an inch below the belly button, not old-lady high waists or teenager ultra-low waist).
  • Knee-length skirts
  • Fitted button-up shirts
  • Fitted sweaters -- some I wear alone, some over a tank
  • Low-heeled not-too-chunky boots (comfy yet flattering!)
  • Dress shoes for wearing with skirts
  • Fitted blazers -- I don't have any yet though!
Casual Wear:
  • Lots of fitted t-shirts with v-necks or scoop-necks (more flattering and mature than crew necks I think), various sleeve lengths, in lots of colors!
  • Tanks for layering under the shirts with too low of necklines
  • Fitted sweaters for winter (many double for work or church)
  • Fitted, straight leg capris for summer (baggy or flared capris overwhelm my skinny legs!) A little more mature than some of my teenager super-short shorts
  • Fitted, mid-rise, slightly flared jeans, preferably darker washes (darker washes are easier to dress up or look more mature, I think)
  • Khakis, straight leg or slightly flared, mid-rise
  • My same low-heeled sexy boots
  • Flip-flops for summer ... I don't care if they're not "grown-up" shoes, they're my one guilty pleasure
  • Fitted denim blazer for spring and fall (hubby finds this very sexy for some reason!), I'd kind of like to get a khaki or colored one too
  • Plus a few sexy shirts to pair with jeans for a date night
I also like wearing lots of different colors, I get bored wearing neutrals or wearing the same color 2 days in a row! lol So even though a lot of my pieces are rather basic, most are bright or pretty colors!
 
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3/4 sleeve button up collared shirts in solids or prints are great for mix and match, all seasons. Wear them over a tank top, alone or under a sweater!!

You can also seek out more tailored jeans (e.g. look at Capital Tailors to see the style I'm referring to)....so you can change up your style.

 
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Originally Posted by eightthirty 3/4 sleeve button up collared shirts in solids or prints are great for mix and match, all seasons. Wear them over a tank top, alone or under a sweater!!
You can also seek out more tailored jeans (e.g. look at Capital Tailors to see the style I'm referring to)....so you can change up your style.

Good idea, I said I liked button-up shirts but I didn't specify that most of mine are 3/4 length sleeve. Long sleeves kind of make me look like I'm wearing a man's shirt (unless it's a very tight shirt to show off what little curves I have!) and short sleeves are pretty much restricted to summer or layering under sweaters. I love my 3/4 sleeve button-up shirts
 
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wooo great ideas! i can't wait to start shopping!!

any suggestions on shoes? i use to have this denim strappy high heels..but sadly they are tearing after 4 years -_- /emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" />|| that was my go-with-everything heels!

 

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i love my puma mostros. pumas are like trendy sneakers. so if you want sneakers and don't want to look like you're going to the gym, my vote is for pumas.

a pair of strappy sandals are good to have on hand.

a pair of black stiletto pumps. looks great with jeans.

a pair of casual sandals. i LOVE my reef's! super comfy!

a pair of boots.

 
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Originally Posted by Liz i love my puma mostros. pumas are like trendy sneakers. so if you want sneakers and don't want to look like you're going to the gym, my vote is for pumas.
a pair of strappy sandals are good to have on hand.

a pair of black stiletto pumps. looks great with jeans.

a pair of casual sandals. i LOVE my reef's! super comfy!

a pair of boots.

WOW Great you have Cleaned...! Shippoing time,
for shoes i would say,

Boot, Like Liz Said Puma I love to wear them, Ofcourse hills with dress or jeans...let us know ur new shopping list...


 
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liz what do you think of these? i am looking for style.

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="98%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2>Reef - Butter Black

By Reef

</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=283>The Reef Butter is a stylish women's sandal with a square shaped outsole, a silky nubuck strap and footbed and a flattened mid-height wedge for everyday wear.

How can it get any better?



</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="98%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2>Reef - Palm Beach - Brown

By Reef</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=283>Unique looking Reef flip flops

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Originally Posted by Liz i love my puma mostros. pumas are like trendy sneakers. so if you want sneakers and don't want to look like you're going to the gym, my vote is for pumas.
a pair of strappy sandals are good to have on hand.

a pair of black stiletto pumps. looks great with jeans.

a pair of casual sandals. i LOVE my reef's! super comfy!

a pair of boots.

 

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those are good
i know a lot of chicks wear those. reef has a lot of different styles, so it's really up to what you like.

i actually have the men's reef sandals. but they're definitely more for the comfort than style.


Originally Posted by MARIAN liz what do you think of these? i am looking for style.
<table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="98%"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2">Reef - Butter Black

By Reef</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="283">The Reef Butter is a stylish women's sandal with a square shaped outsole, a silky nubuck strap and footbed and a flattened mid-height wedge for everyday wear.

How can it get any better?

</td></tr></tbody></table>

 

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