I have reached a point in my life where it seems that everything I wear looks kind of the same. Call it an accidental uniform. There are many stripes, lots of florals, and tons of floppy, oversized tops that conceal my figure and make me look with child in the wrong light, but allow me to eat food the way I want to — with gusto. Perhaps that is my uniform: jeans, a shirt faintly stained with the ghost of nachos past, and a sweater that is both pill-y and possibly ill-fitting. I am okay with this. The desire to change my look constantly, in reaction to trends like crop tops, or wide legged pants, or an excess of velvet, has waned. Recently, I purged my closet of all the excess, and it was the best thing I’ve done this year.
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For a period of time after I broke up with the man I’d been dating for four years, all I wore was black. I mourned the relationship by donning a widow’s wardrobe. Shapeless t-shirts, a wool sweater with a stretched out collar, an old pair of ballet slippers. I couldn’t imagine any other combination, besides black on top of more black.
I dressed like this for six months. Then one day, out of nowhere it seemed, an unexpected sartorial shift occurred: I reached for color again, but now, I suddenly wanted to put together outfits that can only be described as, well, “ugly.” Keep reading »
When custom clothing company eShakti reached out to us here at The Frisky and told us about their customizable garments, we knew we had to give them a whirl. Since we’re a group of gals made up of all different shapes and sizes, we thought it would be cool to pair up with our body type opposites and each choose an outfit to customize; we paired up Katie and Amelia, Jessica and Winona, and Sophie and Claire. Not only can you send eShakti custom measurements for a perfect fit, but you can personalize your look by selecting outfit details—type of neckline, sleeve preference, length and more. So was eShakti able to dress us all in flattering clothing that fit? You be the judge.
As Winona wrote earlier today, it’s Fashion Revolution Day! In an effort to call attention to the disconnect between what we buy and who makes it, we decided to all turn our shirts #InsideOut for this special edition of What Are We Wearing Today? We’ll also be tweeting these pics to the various brands’ attention, asking them, “Who made my clothes?” Click onward!
Happy Day After St. Patrick’s Day! Have you stepped in any green puke today? I managed to sidestep some on my way to the subway today, thank god. Click on to see what we’re wearing today!
Happy Monday, lovely people! Let’s see what we’re wearing to kick off a brand new week….