How I Try To Overcome My Lack Of Fashion Sense

That’s what I wore to work. I know, I’m somewhat lacking creativity but I’m working on it. I can’t decide whether I like the necklace or not. It makes me think of candy on a string, actually. Tasting like rasperry, perhaps?

I realize I’m not much of a fashionista (I wish I was). I come without much talent. On most days I try hard to both look and feel good – and fail. Sometimes I manage to put together a decent outfit. But looking at the pictures afterwards usually makes me cringe. I often forget to add a necklace or something like that to “enhance” my outfit.

How do I solve the problem? Well, I’m not sure if I do but here’s the deal:

I own tons of basics: plain-colored shirts, sweaters, skirts, bluses. I like these in black, purple or grey. I own tons of jeans, too. Any basic sweater will most certainly match a favorite pair of blue jeans, I’d say. So, basic sweater + basic blue jeans = basic outfit. Now, that’s still plain and somewhat boring, isn’t it? That’s when I start to add layers and/or accessories. In the picture above I’m wearing to plain shirts in contrasting colors and dark blue jeans. I added a necklace, a wrist band, and a black watch (not seen in the pic). Okay, it’s not a killer-outfit but at least it has some details to look at.

Same principle here:

Was ich zur Arbeit getragen habe… Ich weiß, mir fehlt ein wenig die Kreativität. Ich kann mich nicht entscheiden, ob ich die Kette mag oder nicht. Sie erinnert mich an auf einen Faden aufgezogene Bonbons. Mit Himbeer-Geschmack.

Ich habe wenig Ahnung von Mode (hätte ich aber gern). Mein Talent liegt nicht unbedingt in diesem Bereich. Meistens bin ich stark darum bemüht, gut auszusehen und mich gutzufühlen. Und scheitere. Manchmal kriege ich es hin, ein einigermaßen Vernüftiges Outfit zusammenzustellen, aber wenn ich dann später Bilder davon sehe, gruselt’s mich. Ich habe wirklich überhaupt kein Händchen für Mode. Ich vergesse sogar oft, eine Kette oder Sonstiges zu ergänzen, um das Outfit “aufzuhübschen”.

Wie ich das Problem löse? Ich bin nicht sicher, OB ich es löse, aber ich gehe das Ganze etwa so an:

Ich besitze zig Basics: einfarbige Shirts, Pullis, Röcke, Blusen. Diese mag ich am liebsten in schwarz, lila oder grau. Ich besitze ebenfalls haufenweise Jeans. Ich würde glatt behaupten, dass man fast jedes Basic-Teil zu Blue Jeans tragen kann. Es ist also schnell ein “Grund-Outfit” zusammengestellt, welches zwar immernoch ein wenig eintönig wirkt, das sich aber hervorragend ergänzen lässt. Ich wage mich dann z.B. an den Lagen-Look oder suche mir andere Accessoires dazu heraus. Im Bild oben trage ich zwei einfarbige Shirts in kontrastierenden Farben  und funkelblaue Jeans. Hinzu kamen die Halskette, ein Armband und eine schwarze Uhr (die man im Bild nicht sieht). Okay, kein Killer-Outfit, aber immerhin bietet es ein paar Details zum Hinschauen.

Das gleiche Prinzip habe ich hier angewandt:

Plain brown sweater worn over a striped blouse, plain khaki skirt, plain brown tights. Simple, work-appropriate, (hopefully) not too boring outfit.😉 (This particular one was worn when I was invited for tea by a co-worker’s wife a couple of days ago.)

Please tell me your honest opinion about the way I try to overcome my lack of fashion sense. Tips are very welcome, too.

Einfacher brauner Pulli, getragen über einer gestreiften Bluse, einfarbiger Rock, einfarbige braune Strumpfhosen. Ein simples, job-geeignetes, (hoffentlich) nicht zu langweiliges Outfit.😉 (So getragen, als ich neulich bei der Ehefrau eines Arbeitskollegen zum Tee eingeladen war.)

Bitte lasst mich eure ehrliche Meinung darüber wissen, was ihr davon haltet, wie ich mein fehlendes Mode-Verständnis zu bezwingen versuche. Über Ratschläge freue ich mich jederzeit.

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4 comments

  1. I really like the necklace in the first outfit! They color goes very well with the shirt underneath. I like the whole outfit, in fact.

    In the second outfit, I like what you have paired up but maybe a belt would give it more interest and also further complement your cute figure.

    I think you have great taste in clothes! The key to a fabulous outfit really is accessorizing. Belts, scarves, jewelry (the bigger, the better, I say!) and fabulous shoes. You commented on my blog that you have tons of scarves, so let’s see them! ;-D I think light-weight scarves are fine for spring and even summer (especially for an office-friendly look), although some ladies declare that scarves are strictly for fall/winter.

    I know there’s an old saying that you should always remove one accessory (to avoid overdoing it), but my rebellious philosophy is to always add one more accessory! 🙂

    1. I wear scarves all year long.😉 Almost daily, actually. I’ll show some soon.🙂

      I know that ol’ saying and that’s probably why I “underdo” accessories.😦 Although it’s getting better.

      Sal

  2. I think you are definitely on the right track! Looking for basic items (like a shirt or skirt or sweater), only look for those little built-in details that make them special.

    Instead of a white and stripe button-down shirt, look for a blue or a yellow button-down (or whatever colour you like), or one with a tone-on-tone pattern or a bright stripe.

    It’s the details in the clothes themselves that make an outfit interesting, not just the accessories you add to it – although those also make a big difference!

    I like the red necklace a lot!

    1. Agreed, it’s the details mostly. I never gave that much thought until recently.
      Knowing that I’ll soon work in a different department in which I don’t have to wear plain-looking, sturdy clothes anymore has helped a lot.

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