Have You Ever Found Yourself in a Style Rut?

Have you ever wished that Stacy London and Clinton Kelly from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” could take you away on a shopping spree and tell you what looked good on you?  Well, that’s where I’ve been lately.  I started struggling with my clothes last semester.  Many would say I looked fine, and maybe I did, but I felt like I was in a rut.  I was wearing clothing to school that was 3-5 years old with an occasional new piece thrown in to the mix.

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When I began working in an administrative office in September as part of my directed study, I realized I needed to up my game.  I was allowed to wear jeans to the office since I am a student, but I felt dowdy.  I wanted to look like I’d made more of an effort when administrators came into the office and I was introduced to them.  I slowly started picking up new pieces of clothing and tried to plan my better outfits according to when I was in the office.

Even though I was trying to make an effort, I still felt like something was missing.  One day I was trying to figure out which scarf I should wear with a specific top and I mentioned Erin over at The Glam Life Project in a tweet because I was wishing I could think outside the box like she does.  Erin is my friend’s sister-in-law and we’ve seen each other at many of my friend’s family events.

We went back and forth via email for a bit and she’s given me some wonderful ideas, some of which I have already started implementing.  It’s going to take a lot of money to overhaul my wardrobe—this is where I’m jealous of the “What Not to Wear” folks—but this gives me a chance to learn what works for me.  I’m trying to slowly build a transitional wardrobe with pieces that work when I am in “mom mode” and also work with a skirt or dress pants when I need to look professional.  I have no idea what type of attire will be required when I get a job, but at least I don’t feel stuck in 2009.  I feel like I am moving forward, which is especially important because I am a PR major.  PR majors are supposed to be hip…or at least that’s what I tell myself.

So I’m learning about style, and trying to make more of an effort in figuring out what looks good on me and what pieces work together.  I will be sure to keep you posted! In the meantime, check out Erin’s blog if you are looking for some style inspiration yourself!

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3 thoughts on “Have You Ever Found Yourself in a Style Rut?

    • Thank you! Check out Erin’s blog if you are looking for new ideas. She’s great. I was in such a rut. It’s hard to go from being home to being headed towards a professional career.

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