So, I don’t often talk fashion on this here blog, though clothing is something that I’ve been very interested in since… forever. Generally speaking, I don’t like talking about clothing because whenever I talk about being hard to fit, it kind of spawns a talk about body image that I’m never keen on having.
The American women’s clothing industry blows. No one can actually fit into mass-produced clothes. It sucks.
But, I have a conundrum. For the past three years, I’ve been working in an office in which jeans and t shirs were a-ok. In fact, tees and yoga pants pretty much sufficed 90% of the time. Now that I work in a real office? I have five outfits that work. I’ve been cycling through them. And my guess is that my new co-workers are wondering why I keep wearing the same thing over and over again.
I friggin’ love the above outfit– but who can afford a $360 blazer?
Here’s the thing, though, again– why are nice office clothes so BORING? There’s no such thing as “young” office clothes! I’m not super girlie, so dressing like a kindergarten teacher is a bit out of the question; but I also don’t have big boobs, so a lot of clothing makes me look kind of masculine. The hazards of being tall and relatively flat-chested.
In an ideal world, I could actually afford the clothes at J.Crew, as I think they have the best “somewhere in the middle” clothes; but holy crap, did their clothes get expensive in the last few years. Land’s End Canvas is also a good bet for me….
Can you guys suggest any good (moderately priced) stores to check out for young, professional clothing?