I have some real issues when it comes to fashion. I like pretty clothes, I want to look nice, but I hate shopping. With a passion. And so, I either order stuff online, grab it off the rack at Old Navy, or steal it from my mom's closet. Which results in my having a wardrobe filled with items that fit poorly, look bad on me, feel uncomfortable, and never get worn. And then, because they're cheap, they fall apart in the wash.
I currently own one pair of jeans I really like, and maybe three or four tops I don't completely hate. Plus, as I mentioned above, I occasionally steal my mom's shirts, which are cute, but don't fit me all that well. I'm not super crazy about most of my shoes. And the one pair I really like don't work with my one pair of acceptable jeans. So most days, I feel pretty miserable about the way I'm dressed.
I know fashion and clothes and whatnot aren't important. But I hate always feeling awkward and uncomfortable in the things I wear. So I need to make a change.
Which means that in 2012, I'm going to try to build a new wardrobe for myself. I'm going to only buy things I've tried on at length. That are comfortable and fit well and make me look good. That coordinate with one another, so I'm never again left with a top I love but can't wear because it doesn't go with any of my bottoms. Oh, yes, and I'm going to suck it up and buy high quality clothes from respectable stores. You know, stuff that won't be unusable after six weeks of wear.
And then, once that's all done, I'm going to forget about clothes and worry about important things. But until then, do you have any tips for me? Where should I shop? What styles should I try? What brands? Colors? Are there any fashion bloggers or websites I need to check out? Help, please. Please?