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u/theacctpplcanfind · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

>Do you happen to know of some recommended reads by your friend whos into fashion history, memoirs, etc?

I'll definitely ask for more details, but one of the things she's turned me onto to is the Dressed podcast! They tell very interesting historical fashion stories.

>Also, how did you start learning the numerous textile arts? What have been your go to resources in those cases? Tutorials? Books? etc?

Haha this is a long story! But basically, I've been interested in making clothes since I was a of my earliest memories is making a sailor moon costume out of paper and taping it to myself. :) I learned sewing from community college classes and knitting purely from youtube, and the rest has been slow osmosis in the textile art community...I actually wrote a whole post about how to start making your own clothes here, which reminds me I really need to finish up part 2!

>How do you relate mindfulness to fashion?

Hmm...I like the idea of mindfulness and living with purpose in general. I think it's too easy to be a consumer these days, to get swept along with whatever the current trends are, losing sight of what's really important to you--and that rabbit hole of indiscriminate consumption becomes its own trap, which is why you have people with enormous closets and nothing to wear. So I take care to question everything: what do I want to buy? What do I like about it? Is it high quality? Is it ethical? Am I really going to wear it? It sounds tedious to some, but it's not difficult once you get started.

>Where do you do research for the ethics of fashion?

That's a tough one. It's very piecemeal--unfortunately there isn't one good standard or source for this information, partly because the fashion industry is purposefully so nontransparent. For the basics of what to watch out for, there are really good books (Deluxe, Overdressed are both really good) and movies (The True Cost is a big one, I also LOVE this short documentary series about Swedish fashion bloggers going to Cambodia).

Once you're fired up about buying ethically, it's important to always think critically and be skeptical, especially as ethics/sustainability becomes more mainstream and big companies start to capitalize on it. Remember that the norm is exploitation in the fashion industry, and that ethical production is difficult and expensive--if a company is truly doing it, it's going to be a major selling point for them, not a short amorphous "we treat workers well lol" blurb at the bottom of their "About Us" page. Always be wary of promises, especially those that can't be verified and can be worked around. This John Oliver piece goes into how big companies make promises and reneg or find loopholes around them.

There are some reliable, third party certifications--certified B corps, GOTS certification for textiles, etc.

Something I'd like to point out is that many of these things are connected and symbiotic--making textiles and clothing gives me intimate knowledge about how yarn/fabrics/clothing is made, what makes something high quality, which helps me be mindful of purchasing only high quality items, or know what processes to look out for to determine if something is ethical or sustainable. I truly believe that education and understanding is the bedrock of all of this, and unfortunately we're so removed from these low level processes these days as average western consumers, not just for clothing but also food, products, etc. That's why I love that it's becoming hip to start making things with your hands again. :)

u/bicycle_mice · 6 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I just read The Curated Closet and found it to be very helpful. I didn't do every exercise in the book, but it's SO helpful and sounds perfect for what you are looking for. I got mine from the library.

The book first has you basically brainstorm what styles you love and what you love about them. Then, through a very detailed process, you distill down to eventually curating your dream wardrobe with clothes you absolutely love and fit your lifestyle, including a wardrobe for work, after hours, exercise, etc. The book also include comprehensive selections on how to identify quality clothing and a good fit, what can be tailored easily, how to shop, how to update your wardrobe, how to style, etc.

It was very helpful for me as someone who has worn hand-me-downs most of her life (thanks big sister!) but is almost 30 and never really defined a personal style. I encourage you to take a look at it before going out and making any purchases. You won't regret it!

u/grenston · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Hi, congrats on your internship. I remember asking myself the same questions at my first office gig. I think you are off to a good start in terms of the look you are going for, but as you mentioned, there are some things you can do for a little more polish.

First off -- buy a steamer pronto! I am happy with this one. I hardly iron anymore at all. When in doubt, turn clothes inside out to steam and use distilled water to prolong the life of your steamer. Try to find the least crumpled top when shopping.

Next - level up on some skin-tone bras for wearing under white and sheer blouses.

Your Monday outfit is beautiful, timeless, and classic but I find black shoes with brown pants to be jarring. Though I do love flats for comfort, a low heeled pump is a more professional look, esp. if you are only 5'1". If you walk a lot in your commute, you can always bring the heels with you and just wear them in the office. Heels vs flats is also seasonal, with summer being more casual. Look around the office and assess. If you are pretty much going to wear these with flats, have them hemmed.

Tuesday is nice but you need a shorter chain instead of the one hitting your collar. Add a subtle bracelet to take some focus off of the neck and balance it out. If I were to get really picky, I would say that maybe this top doesn't fit you; notice the pull across the bust, but it's very slight so no worries. And you wear those heels like a boss! An excellent choice to go with a blend-in color, as that top already has enough going on.

Today's outfit is nicely put together. Being picky about fit, the pants look very loose around your waist which leaves a lot of room for the top to move around. You may need to wear belted pants for a more polished look. Getting even pickier, I think the pants are a teeny bit short for those shoes. In fact, I'd almost swap Monday and today's shoes and see how that looks.

You are off to a great start. Rock on!

u/mumblegum · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I actually know what I've spent exactly since February 1!

I'm a post-grad student who lives at home, and basically my only other expense at the moment is food. I pay for everything out of my savings right now as my program doesn't allow time for a job :(

Clothes: $751. A lot! I bought a pair of prescription sunglasses I was reimbursed for which were included, but I also bought white jeans and a Hillary-esque pantsuit which were both kinda expense, as well as other bits and bobs. I don't thrift as I'm a bit of a weird shape and I just don't have the energy to find things that would fit! I know I like interesting cuts and patterns, so I'm willing to pay a little more for something that isn't basic.

Beauty: $487. Also a lot! I prepaid for eyebrow waxing services for the year, and a haircut. These are basically the only services I pay for. I have nail colours that go with my clothes at home, and I'm pretty into skincare so I spend a bit on that. I'm obsessed with glossier makeup right now so it's a bit of a premium over drug store.

When I was working I had a pretty strict budget for everything. Once I had taken all my money for rent, utilities, groceries, savings and insurance, what I was left with was my fun money which I could use however I wanted, usually on clothes, skincare, and makeup. I had different spending and savings accounts to keep everything separate. It's boring but it worked to keep my spending under control!

My feeling is that you should try to meditate a bit on what kind of look genuinely makes you feel your best. Don't think about what other people wear, just on what you feel good in. Your best tools to get you outta the rut are pinterest for your aesthetic goals, and a trusty excel sheet for the planning and expensing. I also read a book called The Curated Closet that I really liked that I think would be a helping hand in getting you started on actually building a wardrobe.

u/lrugo · 31 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Are you a reader? I have a couple suggestions that you may enjoy, and your local library should be able to get them for you--maybe they have them, maybe they get them transferred from another library, maybe they acquire them.

I'm working my way through The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees and it's brilliant. It helps you identify and build your style step by step with a series of really smart exercises. I think what's difficult for a lot of people is that style is about 1) self-knowledge and 2) editing. I can buy something I think I look cute in for a party, but if it's in a color or a style that doesn't match the rest of my closet, I may hate it and only wear it once. She'll help with all that.

The other is Suze Orman's The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying. The ONLY reason I'm recommending this one is because you identified a mindset of yours that it seems like you want to change. This book gets into the emotional crap behind money in a way I haven't encountered before.

Because there are a lot of emotions behind money. My husband and I both grew up very humbly. He had two working class parents and a sister, and they passed down a lot of feelings of scarcity, of not having enough. They thrift shopped and hoarded (not badly, but elsewhere in his family it's much worse). For my husband, it's very difficult to get rid of old things, and he buys the same items over and over.

Me, I grew up with my single mom and brother. My dad had money, but he was incredibly stingy with it. We were never poor in an institutional way--but we were broke all through my childhood. I did not get new clothes during the school year. I didn't have the cool shoes. My adidas were from Payless, and they had only two stripes. All of this was made much worse by the fact that my dad married a woman who dressed her kids in brand-name clothes. They were popular, well-dressed, well-to-do, and my dad was the one who wound up paying for my step-mom's overspending.

So while I don't have a problem getting rid of old things--we got rid of lots of stuff when my mom moved us to a cheaper place to live every year--I know that I have to be careful treating myself, because part of me feels like that very small, very uncool new girl in school with the wrong shoes and no money to make it right.

I like nice things now. It's intertwined with my personality in a way. I want the ability to dress like who I think I am. And that's okay! But if I don't examine those feelings, I can easily wind up overspending, trying to make myself feel good in all the wrong ways.

What I do: Set money aside just for clothes every paycheck. I made it a percentage of my total pay, but for you it might be something else. If I want something nice, I have to wait until the money is in there. If I need something simple, like to replace a pair of jeans or shoes, it makes me really think about what I already have, how much I want to spend, and how it will fit within my existing clothes.

There's nothing wrong with being frugal. But frugal doesn't have to mean cheap. Frugal could mean buying a $300 wool coat and keeping it for 10 years.

Thinking about your style, analyzing your wardrobe and planning for your purchases will help you know when it makes sense to spend more money on an item like boots you will wear every day, or a good bra, etc. And when it's fine to buy something cheaper, like a white tank top you'll sweat through all summer and be able to easily replace next year.

You've got this. I mean, I'm a total nerd, but I always start with books. Best of all, the library is free!

u/coffee_for_dinner · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I think the first step in starting to change your style would be to start a Pinterest mood/inspiration board and start pinning photos of looks or general style that you think you'd like. Once you have enough photos you'll start seeing certain items, themes and moods repeating there. Once you've got that down, go through your entire wardrobe and get rid/sell/donate any clothes that don't fit your new preferred look or that you just aren't into anymore (I personally really liked doing KonMari on my wardrobe). Once you have a half empty wardrobe with only the bare essentials, you can start slowly building up your new look by buying new items. Always stick to your style board's vision and don't make purchases like "oh but this top has cute cats on it!!". Those purchases comes after you've built a functional wardrobe that gets you through work, free time and being at home. By then you will have such a good sense of your style and wardrobe that you can buy the cute cat shirt and know that it will go with the majority of your wardrobe.

This was the way I approached my style revamp, but it's obviously down to the individual and whatever works for you. I was in a very similar position as you two years ago, hitting 30 made me want to purge the teenage years' influences from my wardrobe and replace it with something that reads a bit more adult, but still me.

I have a board on Pinterest for simple outfit formulas that show a kind of distilled version of my aspirational style. Maybe some of this is relevant to your style preferences as well? There's lots of flats, jeans, cashmere knits, warm coats, cigarette trousers and sensible boots. Add some sexy perfume, a classic watch and some Chanel nailpolish, heh. I suck at summer style but this is my inspo/mood board for that.

Also, looking at your photos I think your style is already quite nice. It's cute and girly but not juvenile if that's what you're worried about. But if you feel in your heart that it's time for change, then embrace it and enjoy the journey!

u/hot_messexpress1 · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I’ve been reading about capsule wardrobes lately and am trying to move that way with my wardrobe. I realized that despite my over abundance of clothing, there are only certain specific pieces that i wear over and over again and really love. Personally, I don’t think an extremely strict capsule wardrobe would be very realistic for me, but I think there are a lot of good principles that can be pulled out of the concept. I love the idea of focusing on quality, versatile pieces that fit you well and that you feel great in vs. as many fast fashion/trendy/cheap pieces as you can afford (which I realized is how I currently shop and is definitely why i always feel like i have nothing to wear even though my closet is overflowing).

I ordered a book on Amazon called (the Curated Closet. I haven’t finished it yet so I can’t 100% vouch for it, but I’ve flipped through it and read the first couple chapters and I think it will be really useful for me. It’s very functional, it gives you exercises to do to help you develop your personal style and then build your wardrobe around that as a guide.

u/azerafel · 10 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I love the idea of having a signature timepiece! Most days I wear a super retro-looking gold Casio digital watch. I do prefer analog watches, but I like that it's light, has an alarm, and can tell me the date (and was super cheap, lol). If I'm feeling like looking a bit smarter I throw on my Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol in rose gold/dark brown leather. I love the men's watch trend but I'm very petite with tiny wrists so I can't quite tell if I look cool or just silly wearing it, but I love it all the same!

u/hangonlittletomato · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I typically wear a 6.5 in flats and a 6 in heels.

I discovered these heel grips recently and they're AMAZING. It is almost impossible for me to find flats/heels that fit both feet perfectly because my left foot is a tiny bit smaller than my right. My left foot used to slip out pretty frequently. I've stuck the grips on two pairs of heels and they fit great now. The suede feels really nice and the adhesive is strong. I recommend purchasing them if you have problems with shoe sizing.

u/antilocapra · 10 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I found the Konmari method in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up to be very helpful. It was therapeutic to accept that it's okay to get rid of things that don't make you feel good (or "spark joy") when you wear them.

I had several dresses that were basically new, with the tags still on, but didn't fit quite right... I was holding onto them with a sense of optimistic potential (maybe someday I'll get them altered, maybe after I lose some weight they will work, it seems like such a waste to get rid of them). After I Konmari-ed my closet it felt like a weight was off my shoulders and I could actually see the clothes I wanted to wear!

For old clothes -- I had been keeping a lot of old shirts that used to look great, so I had almost sentimental attachments to them, but I hadn't worn them in years. The Konmari perspective is that if they felt good and worked well in the past, then they have done their job. It's okay to let them go if you don't enjoy wearing them anymore.

u/elementalpi · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

First, I want to congratulate you on losing the weight! I started a new job about six months ago and wardrobe was basically what I wore in college and graduate school. I wanted to step up my wardrobe a little bit, so I picked up The Curated Closet from my local library. It has helped me define my style and helped refine my wardrobe. One of the 'exercises' it has you do is to create Pinterest boards of your clothes to help you define your style and what not.

I've only tried Poshmark and had mostly successes. I've gotten some great pieces (dresses, sweaters, jeans, and flats). But I would agree with u/Truant_Muse, patience is key and knowing measurements.

Good Luck with building your wardrobe! I can't wait to see it :)

u/moglichkeiten · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Hush Puppies

Dr. Martens - these don't specifically come in a wide-width, but they're sized VERY generously and I highly recommend them as a fellow orthotics-wearer.

Rockport - available in wide-width except for 11

Sam Edelman

Hope you find something you like! I know how tough it is to find nice looking orthotic-friendly footwear.

u/Truant_Muse · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Depends on exactly what you're looking for, but you can definitely find nicer looking analog watched. Casio has some nicer looking ones, this one from Sketchers has a nicer look to it. Fossil also has some more attractive digital watches, but they are at a higher price point.

u/may5th · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

[Sam Edelman Petty ] ( boots in putty suede? I want a sleek, light weight, really comfortable pair of ankle boots. I walk a lot and always fall back on my New Balances but they just aren't sleek. I'm not too worried about the suede because I already have really solid waterproof boots and I'm generally a fan of taupeish color because (I think) it pairs nicely with brown or black.

My main concern is, are the Petty boots just too trendy? I feel like I'm seeing them everywhere right now and the price tag is high enough that I'd like to get at least a year or two of wear out of them. I guess black leather would be a safer choice in terms of being able to blend in but I just don't like them as much.

u/stitchwitchspokane · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

As a cat-mom to five, satin. Good luck finding a way to wear it well (I have not yet) but it really does work. I buy all my bedsheets and comforters in satin only because cat hair doesn't stick to my bed that way.

Also, for repairing things that you would think are ruined by cat hair being embedded into the fabric a fabric shaver is excellent. They can be used on furniture too. If you have a lot of delicate things, maybe a manual one instead of electric. I knit and I use this one for both my more delicate handknits and my normal, storebought clothes, it works really great. I don't even buy sticky lint rollers anymore because the non-shaving end of the Gleener picks up hair just as well.

u/Katieinthemountains · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I feel the same way! The author of The Curated Closet (which I got from the library) recommends putting your favorite images into a separate folder (not just Pinterest). I did that, deleted the ones that didn't match, and was left with a pretty clear winter style. I made a list of key pieces, crossed off the few things I already owned, and then I was ready to check thrift stores. I'll probably ask for jewelry and a jacket for Christmas/birthday, so I'd only have to spend a lot if I buy shoes. Good luck!

u/frostfromfire · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Check out the site extrapetite. The girl who blogs is about your height (under 5' tall) and she finds clothes that fit your size. From scrolling through some of her recent posts, it looks like Old Navy's jersey skirts (pulled up super high or folded over on top--I am petite and pull them up to my ribcage!) would work best if you don't want to shell out any money on hemming.

If you don't mind being lazy about the hemming process, you can get some 100% cotton pencil skirts from J. Crew Factory or Ann Taylor or the Gap, then use this stuff to iron a hem. It'll bond pieces of fabric together with super high heat which means this would be a no-no on polyester, acrylic, and nylon. My mom used to hem pieces of clothing for me when I was small, and it was rare for the hem to ever fall out using this kind of tape.

u/sweadle · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I did the same after reading Overdressed

If I google "slow fashion" I got more results than "ethical clothing," especially since the word "ethical" is used pretty loosely.

It was a great book, way more interesting than the movie. I'd highly recommend it.

u/passeriformes · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have two and really want a third. I wore mine all the time last fall/winter/spring and they still look brand new. They haven't stretched out at all, and I've had them almost a year. I also wash them pretty rarely... like, maybe twice or three times each, since I don't sweat in them and they breathe really well. I use this to handwash them, and they come out smelling amazing and looking perfect.

u/ifruity · 17 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

This Casio watch in gold. Three of my friends noticed that they had the same watch and it spread like wildfire throughout the rest of my group. Now we all have some type of Casio watch.

Friendship aside lol, I really like how slim and simple the watch is. I also have a rose gold Michael Kors watch, but I reach for my Casio watch all. the. time. Plus it's so cheap that I don't feel bad when I bang it around, like I tend to do with everything I own lol.

u/meriendaselgato · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Steam them! I hate ironing so much, but steaming clothes is somehow actually fun? I use this one and it's been great for me. It works on everything I own. Don't know if you can crease with a steamer though. Steaming is mostly good for wrinkle removal.

u/cheshire06898 · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have long (boob length), wavy hair that is thick, but the individual hairs are fine (i just have a lot of them).I find for my hair if I wear it up, I need a quick mist of hair spray or sea salt spray to give my hair some tack so it doesn't just slip out. I have also found that these spin pins are fantastic for really anchoring down a bun to your head. I also like styles like this that look complicated, but really hold all of the hair together and stays in place (I use the spin pins to anchor down this style as well).

u/omnivora · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I saw Women in Clothes recommended in this sub, so I checked it out from my local library. I loved it so much I bought it! It's really fun to hear very different perspectives on how other women think about and wear clothes, and the format is super fun--short essays, photo galleries, interviews, even a few poems.

u/headontheground12 · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

On another note, there is a fascinating book called [Women in Clothes] ( that tackles a lot of similar questions.


>>What do you remember your family wearing during your childhood? Did this change into your teenage years?

>>How did your family feel about the way you dressed as a child or teen? Were your clothing choices ever a source of tension?

As a child, I didn't have much say in what I wore. But through middle school/high school, I remember there being a lot of tension about wanting to buy/wear the same branded clothing as everyone else and not getting to do so. I grew up in a suburb in the late 90s/early 2000s, so it was all about the obnoxiously branded clothing from Limited Too, AF, American Eagle, etc.

A lot of these brands were extremely expensive, and my family never wanted to buy that stuff for obvious reasons. When I went off to college, I lost quite a bit of weight, started taking care of my appearance, and started dressing in a more "provocative" fashion (at least by the standards of my immigrant Indian family), and there were always (and continue to be!) arguments about my dresses being too short or me revealing too much cleavage (even when it really wasn't that bad by my own standards.) I think they get nervous when I look overly done up or overtly attractive. I find their fixation on me looking as frumpy as is socially acceptable quite strange.

>>Where did your family buy most of their clothing? Did you go on shopping trips with them?

My parents are Indian immigrants, which influenced a lot of their ideas about "Western" clothing. My mother isn't necessarily the most fashionable woman when it comes to American/Western-style clothing. She's very conservative and set in her ways when it comes to fashion, so she always bought conservative clothes for me from large department stores or from mall stores, even as a kid. Indian fashion is a totally different story, though - her eye for color, cut, and overall style in a Indian clothing is fantastic. If I go shopping for Indian clothes, I always take her with me, because she knows exactly what to get. Western clothing was another story, especially when I was younger. Mall trips were always difficult because I didn't have the frame needed to wear a lot of the clothes that the so-called "popular" kids were wearing, and my Mom was absolutely not in favor of me dressing that way.

My dad is drawn to nice, tailored shirts and business wear for the daytime. When he's not at work, he's also pretty standard "Dad"-like in his fashion choices -- his standard non-work uniform is a Hawaiian shirt with khakis. (LOL) Interestingly, he has very good taste in jewelry.

>>Did you wear hand-me-downs from older relatives? Did you get to choose which hand-me-downs?
How did/does your family dress relative to their community? Was your family's clothing or style ever a source of embarrassment for you?

My sister and I steal each other's jewelry/clothes/etc all the time. Growing up, I would feel self-conscious and shy if we were wearing Indian clothes in public, but these days, my mom loves wearing long Indian tunics and pants underneath. It suits her, and as an adult, I'm less pushy/concerned about what other people are wearing. My grandmother pretty much lives in Kanchipuram silk sarees, which I think are beautiful.

Overall, as a child/teen, I never enjoyed shopping because I had little control over what I could wear, and I had well-intentioned but not-so-savvy parents who didn't really get the point of being fashionable by American cultural standards or what that meant. Now that I'm slightly older, I can wear what I like, but whenever I go home, my clothing choices are a constant source of tension and consternation, so I try to dress a little more modestly in front of my family to avoid that tension (which still comes up since it's never really modest enough).

u/barkbarkbarkbarkdog · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

What's a cheap way to launder wool/cashmere? I am so tempted to buy The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo - Cedar but it's expensive... is there a good alternative or is it worth the hype?

I have a fair amount of wool cashmere that I probably need to wash like 1 or 2 times per month.

u/lilyofyosemite · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

> I kind of worry about kinks from pinning it, but it's definitely worth a shot!

Have you tried using a spin pin? I put wet hair in a bun with one of those pins all the time and I don't get kinks, just very gently wavy hair from it being twisted. I can imagine it working well if you put it in a bun on top of your head before bed.

u/jixie007 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I got this travel steamer. The quality of the device is good, I haven't had any issues with it. I have mixed feelings about the small size. On the one hand, the water reservoir is small, it gets done about 1.5 shirts before you have to refill it, which is a hassle if you're working on 4+ articles of clothing. On the other hand, even the small one gets tiresome to hold after a while, and I imagine a larger size would be much heavier. It would probably be easier if I just did one garment as-needed, but... if I'm doing one shirt and have several others that need steamed, why not do them all at once?

General steamer advice: use distilled water to prevent hard-water mineral build up. Do not fill the reservoir over the fill line, it will sputter out boiling water and possible mess up your cloths. Don't tilt it for the same reasons. I find hanging cloths (on a hanger) from the shower curtain rod the easiest.

u/Rave-light · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Me too. I think steaming is easier.

You should try a small 20 buck ones. The travel sized? I bought one after an ASKreddit thread. I don't even own my iron anymore. I wanna move to a stand alone one in the future.
I have this one.
I like to steam while watching netflix but occasionally a quicky in the morning is great too. ;)

Worth thinking about!

u/CoffeeLobster · 10 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I haven't read much about runway fashion but over the past year I've become more interested in the business of fashion and how clothes are actually made. I enjoyed reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. A lot of the information I kinda knew already just from this sub but it was still a good read.

u/dazzlingscreenwriter · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

i'm not a big jewelry person, but i have a couple of pieces that i wear pretty regularly. one is [this necklace] ( from Need Supply. i also wear my [casio classic gold watch] ( every day, and although it isn't really super "scandinavian minimalist" in design, i feel like it integrates really well into my fairly minimal wardrobe and ties in well with other gold jewelry.

u/a_marsh · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

If you like preppy shoes, look at penny loafers. You mentioned trouble with boat shoes lasting, though - to make any closed shoe last longer, wear it with no-show socks or terrycloth insoles. Either of those will absorb sweat and so your shoe lining won't deteriorate as quickly. Using cedar shoe trees at night will make them last even longer, and getting two pairs to alternate would be even better. Taking good care of your shoes can really help lengthen their lifespan.

u/futuralon · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Maybe you'd rather look good than be comfortable but the hands down easiest to carry laptop bag is a backpack. I get lots of compliments on mine

Solo Vintage Colombian Leather Laptop Backpack, Holds Notebook Computer up to 15.6 Inches, Espresso (VTA701-3)

u/MsYutai · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Don't worry, Amazon's got you covered. I love that they have a category called "Lint Removal". XD

u/kisakisa_ · 6 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

These nipple covers are the best. I can wear them with a really tight top and they don't show at all. Just make sure you get the right color. I have both the adhesive and non-adhesive versions, but I like the adhesive version better for when I'm wearing a loose top.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The one I use is Leather Honey. It hasn't darkened any of my shoes or bags, but you might want to test a small spot first just in case. A little bit reeeally goes a long way with that stuff.

Enjoy your new leather bag! This is kinda silly but I felt somehow luxe and exciting after I got my first purse that wasn't from the Target sale rack.

u/blondebadger · 10 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

You could use disposable under-arm shields. Amazon link to an example.

I've never used them, but my mom used to use something similar when she went to work and she loved them! I'd just make sure that the adhesive doesn't stick to your suit lining and leave residue when removing the shield. When this happened to my mom (not very often, usually just with one in particular), dry cleaning took it right out!

u/velveteenbritches · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used this Conair steamer for a year and a half

It works really well: heats up in 30-60 seconds, comes with some helpful attachments, budget-friendly (~$30). The water chamber lasts me 2-4 garments before I have to refill it (and refill is super easy, I just keep a water bottle next to it so I don't have to go to my kitchen in the middle of steaming)

The only downside to this one is portability. It's not huge, but it's definitely too big to pack in luggage

u/Iamamomwithsnacks · 21 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Sometimes I like the silicone nipple pasties(pros: reusable, comfortable, smooth, skin like. cons: expensive, sometimes thick and visible): one, the petals tend to blend better

But then other times I want something simpler, so I go for the paper-y, one use ones. You can find these with all adhesive and with no adhesive in the middle if your nips are sensitive. one two

I only go braless in really loose tops, or really snug ones that help shape my boobs a little. Or in clothing where a bra would show(fancy dresses, hellooo).

As far as nipples in our culture, I don't really want to see your whole entire boob hanging out of your shirt in public, but I won't die if I do see it. I don't take a stance, really, on the whole "men can walk around shirtless but women can't and that's wrong" debate.

Wear your shirt, don't wear your shirt, wear a bra, don't wear a bra--unless you're trying to be sexual to my toddler, it doesn't bother me.

u/LadyMizura · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

It's this awesome practice outlined in this book by Marie Kondo. Honestly it's an organizing / tidying up book but it's so spiritual for me! Once you start you can't stop and I promise it works if you do it her way. I love it!

u/bubbleslongfellow · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I bought a bunch of silk t-shirts and tank top and am afraid to wear them because I sweat maybe more than normal. I love the feel of silk though! I'm considering buying these maxipads for your armpits Has anyone tried them/ does anyone have any suggestions for making silk more wearable. (Obviously these are only a solution for the tshirts I know).

u/sun-and-stars · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I just bought three pairs of these heel grips and lined the back and sides of my oxfords with them. My half-size-too-big shoes now fit! They're pretty cheap (but you do need to buy them with something else since Amazon is now doing that add-on item thing), so I think it's worth a shot.

u/kpb00 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I’ve been carrying this back as my work bag and I love it. It’s been over a year and it’s still holding up really well. It’s lined and has padding for laptops and plenty of pockets for other item as well. Solo Reade 15.6 Inch Vintage Columbian Leather Backpack, Espresso

u/BarefootAlot · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Has anyone ever tried underarm shields? I'm in interview season and one of my favorite interview outfits involves a sleeveless blouse under a blazer and the pits are super gross now with deodorant caked in them (I mean, at least I'm wearing it, right?). I didn't think these were actually a thing until I googled it, but they are. Just curious if they're worth trying?

u/toniMPLS · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use Static Guard - it works well for me. Like the other person said, dryer sheets work as well, and are easy to carry around in a bag just in case.

u/ab167 · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Here are my fits with my loafers on

I find them to be really versatile, actually. I wore them all through the spring with no socks (with shoe liners) and they are much more comfortable in warm weather than boots, obviously. I'd have to see specific fits to know for sure, but it sounds like you should be able to wear them easily. I think loafers used to have more of an old-lady connotation, but they are quite fashionable at the moment.

I made a loafer album with a variety of styles for someone ages ago--maybe something will strike your fancy:

u/dippycakes · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Women in Clothes is great for reading about different women's styles and fashion journeys. A lot of the book is in interview format with really interesting questions about personal style.

u/proxygateway · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I highly suggest reading KonMari's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She has a bit about "thanking your items for their service to you" and the enjoyment they brought when you wore and bought them. It really helped me clear out my closet!

u/misseff · 6 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Have you tried these particular inserts?

I find that they seem to be pretty much permanently attached to the shoe. The adhesive is extremely strong, they don't fall out.

u/soignestrumpet · 44 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Something that really helped me cut back on my fast fashion purchasing was learning more about how exactly those clothes were made. Once I better understood the environmental impact, poor labor conditions, etc it was easier to switch my mindset.

I recommend the book Over-Dressed, but there is also a ton of info available for free online.

u/not_enough_sprinkles · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I got Women in Clothes as a Christmas, gift, and have enjoyed it so far. It gives a lot of different perspectives on fashion and style, more lifestyle-related than specific fashion advice.

u/fleakered · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I own this Conair steamer. Is it safe to use the lower heat setting for a 100% silk top and a 100% wool skirt (which has a liner)? Thanks in advance!

u/ProgenitorMimic · 14 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I'm hoping to change my shopping habits this year.

It's been a slow descent into zero waste so I've been buying my clothes from thrift stores, but I left a little wiggle room for myself. New clothes have got to be ethically made from natural materials. Goodbye Forever21! If you're interested in reading about the detriments of fast fashion, I suggest Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline.

u/EmpressK · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

You might want to try static guard I use it on my coats and dresses to release pet hair and keep it off and it's safe for most fabrics. The downside is it washes off so you'd have to apply it with each wear since those pant are particularly troublesome. I'm not sure how well it will work on fine lint but it works great on pet hair and every girl who owns something make of silk or wool should have a can of this anyway.

u/crowcrown · 11 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

NIPPLE COVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go. Be free.

u/lycheewater · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

hands down, the best. they have diff colors, i believe, to best suit your skin tone.

u/bamboobroom · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used 2 steamers (mine and my roommate's), this one and this one. Personally haven't had any issues with either of them after 9 months of use between 3 roommates. I prefer the first one because it:

  • heats up faster (in like 20 seconds, what a madman)

  • stronger/more steam

  • fits a bit more water (can do like 3 shirts compared to 2)

  • easier to use (the Rowenta one is really awkward. It lacks as an iron and lets out very little steam as a steamer)

    The 2nd one is smaller/lighter, but it's just not as efficient. If I'm steaming a tee, it takes longer to straighten out all the wrinkles (1min vs 3min). Sure it isn't much of a difference, but you can really feel it for formal button-ups.
u/ILikeToBakeCupcakes · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I am also new to leather boots! Mine were getting scuffed/discolored from normal wear and tear, so I used Meltonian boot cream to a) restore the color and b) provide a bit of waterproofing (since it's wax-based).

I also have Leather Honey leather conditioner, which I've used on a purse and my Birkenstocks. It definitely does darken the leather, so if you're attached to the exact shade you have now, I wouldn't recommend conditioning.

u/cardiolove69 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have the URPOWER steamer it works great. I use regular sink water.

u/gingko_muse · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I just bought [this] ( one the other day. I like it so far, it heats up fast and is easy to use. The only thing I don't like is that it is kind of bulky, so even if it's handheld, I wouldn't necessarily want to travel with it.

u/chadnik · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

These just cover your nips, which I find more comfortable than a whole silicone bra thing. They're great for all but the sheerest of shirts.

u/amelisha · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Sometimes you can get away with wool BLENDS in the dryer (depending on the specific one and the fabric care label), but I would never put a 100% wool sweater in a dryer, ever.

I do wash wool sweaters specially labelled as “machine washable” in the machine (on cold, on delicate, in a front loader with no agitation arm) and lay flat to dry, but that’s as far as I go. I’ve felted too many sweaters in my past to take chances.

I usually prefer just to fill up my bathtub a couple inches deep, add some wool-specific detergent and let my sweaters soak for twenty minutes or so while I’m doing other housework, then drain and rinse, carefully squeeze the excess water out, and lay flat to dry. Keeps them looking nice and fitting correctly for years.

u/lurkielurker · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

My old roommate has this one and loves it for her work clothes.

u/Schiaparelli · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Hem it! (Or find the right pants to tuck it with.) There's iron-on hem tape if you have an iron + no sewing machine accessible, but it's probably better (especially for a buttoned shirt) to take it to a tailor if possible.

u/unlikelytoapologize · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I’ve been using my Solo leather backpack for 10 years and it’s still going strong.

It’s also real leather for only $70.

u/skydart · 9 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

None. There's at least one benefit to having tiny tatas!
ETA: I actually technically wear these all the time, and they've changed my life.

u/SAL16 · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one that I really like, but it's cheap and has its flaws (needs to be emptied almost constantly). Definitely look into it!

u/railaway · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Have you heard of spin pins? I put my hair in a high-ish ponytail, braid it, and then twist these pins into the bun. It helps my thick hair stay in place all day! You can do a regular ballet bun with them too. To give you an idea of the hold, I wear these in my hair to go run at the gym!

u/QueenNymeriaStark · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I purchased this mini from Amazon for its 3 year warranty.

I have a regular sized steamer and there is not a huge difference in quality of steaming between the two. I'd recommend it!

u/sarowen · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Seconding this! I really like [Pedag's Padded Leather Heel Grips] ( They also help out when your flats are just a little bit too small (to keep them from slipping).

u/littleornithopter · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Aww! :( must've been a crap motor! I'm pretty happy with my Conair one ( It's gotten through 2 sweaters, 3 dresses, and a peacoat all done in a row so far, and you can change how close you shave to the fabric (nothing fancy, just 3 settings). I'll probably have to replace it by the end of the winter since the blades will probably dull from cleaning coats. Hopefully the motor lasts.

u/foxlie · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Into Mind is recommended here a lot, as well as her book, The Curated Closet.

u/silverfirexz · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I highly recommend this Solo backpack.

It comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty, and is relatively inexpensive as far as quality leather goods go. And it is really well-laid out. It has lots of storage areas.

u/nikils · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

If you haven't tried this stuff, I can highly recommend it. I treated my Clark's leather boots with it, and when I accidentally brushed against paint, it cleaned right off. I haven't tried it on serious scratches, but it might be worth a try.

u/punnypeony · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

This gold Casio digital watch! I saw another user post it in FFA last year and bought it immediately. I like that it’s fairly cheap and digital without looking like a sports watch. amazon link

u/faux-kwah · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Yep. I just use these. I like visible bralettes for some outfits, but I've totally given up on strapless bras. I find this more comfortable.

u/danyisnthere · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Let's see..

  • Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots, grey suede
  • Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots, black leather
  • Ralph Lauren brown riding boots similar - they're so old that I can't find a picture of them, but got them from Marshall's for $99
  • Cheapo slouch boots for a costume brown suede
  • Ariat cowboy boots with heel because I live in Texas

    Only five! I'm surprised.
u/HOT_LOBSTER · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I got the Petty 2, which unfortunately doesn't come in black and is cheaper for some reason, but it looks like the Petty (which I'm assuming is the one you were looking at) is only 130 on Amazon (some savings, at least?).

u/niiski · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

If it is a static issue, I use this on my jackets and coats. It's probably cheaper at a drugstore than on Amazon!

u/lapropriu · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

> Is there a trick to preventing sweat stains in shirts?

Like dress shields? I've never tried any of these myself, but they get labelled many things, including "sweat guards", "garment shields", "underarm pads" and others.

u/linhbee · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Have you seen this book?

I have so many clothes but find myself only wearing less than 1/10th of my closet. One big problem is we get tempted by clothes that are "good deals" so we end up buying what we don't necessarily love. I am working on shrinking my closet as well but it's so hard to let go.

u/fiddlinaround · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I did some googling and found "spin pins" recommended for non-achy buns, so that might be something to try out.

u/Anemoni · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use this cheap steamer. It hasn't given me any problems so far - it does have a small reservoir, and if you tilt it it'll spit water, but as long as it's upright it does the job well.

u/pigaroo · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster is incredible and important in today's market that focuses on aspirations towards high end purchases.

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion is another good one.

u/strangeterrain · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use this fabric shaver, it does the job on my wool and cashmere and I don't have any complaints about it

u/tt-asha · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I machine wash all of my wool and cashmere with The Laundress wool and cashmere shampoo on cold delicate in a lingerie bag. I find that my sweaters don't shrink any further after the first initial wash.

u/then00bmartian · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

A quick search on Amazon shows they are! I've never used them myself. Just saw them suggested here at some point

u/Iophobic · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I don't have a schedule, I just apply it when the leather is starting to look dry. I tend to apply at the beginning of the season

I use Lexol (um...but the much smaller bottle? haha) and Leather Honey

u/cvltivar · 16 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one. I use distilled water in it because tap water where I live is hard and causes scale/buildup. As part of my Sunday evening prep for the week, I pick out my work outfits and steam them all at once.

u/filthy_muffin · 9 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I tried these on a recent job interview. They definitely helped and I think would have been enough for a short interview, but it was an all day thing and I was really nervous, so I ended up with sweat stains on the areas not covered by them.

u/Snoopygonnakillu · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

If you're a profuse armpit sweater like me, you can buy these expensive ass disposable dress shields ...or you can use pantyliners.

u/Jenuptoolate · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Have you tried Stitch Witch? Basically it is a light weight fabric tape that you iron over the seam. Get the one sided tape, then just iron directly over the seam. Amazon or any fabric store will sell it.

u/valde0n · 21 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

i have a travel steamer from amazon.

i hate ironing. before the steamer, i used to pretend that the clothes while showering trick worked (it didn’t) or i would put my clothes in the dryer with a wet wash cloth. then, i started working as a sales associate in a store that did finishing touches on items, like steaming. it changed my life.

i like my travel steamer. i’ve had it for about 3 years now and use it very regularly — some times every day. it takes between 3 minutes to start boiling and steam. occasionally, though not often, it will sputter and splatter water droplets onto my clothes. i have definitely gotten $20 of use out of it. i usually use it for woven fabrics, though occasionally i will go over a knit with it. the steam only lasts for 1 or 2 garments and it’s shape (as compared to a large floor unit steamer) can be a bit awkward. i will definitely continue to use my travel steamer, but i also am thinking about purchasing a floor unit as I use the steamer so much.

some comments/tips i have after using a steamer for so long:

  • try to use distilled water. salt solids can build up in the boiling chamber, especially if you go below the “minimum” water level. they’re difficult to clean out.

  • the steamer will never fully replace an iron. you will never get the crispness on a cotton shirt that you would get with an iron.

  • steaming in the summer sucks because your clothes have the potential to stay moist in the humidity. it also makes the room humid.

  • you have to be careful with the steamer as you can burn yourself with the steam. also, with the travel steamer, you run the risk of pouring the boiling water out and burning yourself if you don’t hold it at least reasonably upright.
u/topguac · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I am in need of new shoes for walking/everyday wear and I am torn between purchasing Jack Purcells, Adidas ZX flux slip ons, Nike Huaraches, or Adidas Tubulars. If I go with Tubulars, should I get them in white or bliss purple?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for a casio watch? I'm digging these in gold, black, and black.