Thoughts Sarotiral

Previously, while attending a pleasant cocktail soiree easterbunny got talking to margotmetroland et al about personal shoppers, with specific reference to clothing.

She has grand plans to off to Harvey Nicks to engage the services of such a person for strategic jean, jacket and boot purchasing reasons, as well as a general wardrobe/look makeover. And I've been invited to do the same.

Now I'm intrigued by the idea, but am left at something of a loss as to what 'look' I'd be interested in going for. Now I am not, by any means, as alternative as the vast majority of you but I do like to think I stand out a little from Joe Public. I do, however, worry that perhaps my current wardrobe leaves me a little on the scruffy end of student couture.

Work is casual for me, although I'd like to look more professional then I do at the moment. Right now my work clothes and gig going clothes are one in the same, however I guess this is something I should change.

So, to smarten up a little, but still be a little different? What to do? Rather than make a decision I thought I'd let you lot do it for me. :) So, my friends, please to be answering the following:

a.) How would you describe my current look? Do I even have one?

b.) What kind of look do you think would suit me?

Need more info to make the decision, quiz me below. General comments also appreciated, I really am at a loss as to direction here...

Thanking you for your input. :)

Edit: slightly changed due to random stream of conciousness nature of post. :)
  • Current Mood: thoughtful sartorial
I think T-shirts, while in some situations a good thing, can also be the bane of our sartorial existence> yes, they're easy and you don't have to think about them, but most t-shirts are not flattering, and tend to look (quite accurately in many cases) as if one just couldn't be bothered to think about what one is wearing.
A decent button-down shirt (with or without collar) generally looks much smarter and more "grown-up", although if you get a decent non-iron one, it needn't be much more trouble than a t-shirt.
Also, shirts like this can be dressed down (with decent jeans, combats, leather trousers, whatever) or up (with smarter trousers) depending on the occasion, and you can stick with basic black, or introduce a bit of colour if you wish (although I would recommend solid colours rather than patterns; a narrow vertical stripe is fine, and can be quite flattering, but otherwise patterns should be avoided, IMO).
Good shoes are important, whether they are stompy boots for casual or smart leather shoes for more formal occasions; shoes _do_ make an outfit! Other accessories such as belts can also "finish off" an outfit, so it's worth investing in good-quality basics.