I need to change my style... how?!! (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-19 12:56 ID:qVXH/ft4

I'm a girl in college. I have always been kinda tomboy-ish, like wearing running shoes, sporty clothes, have my hair in a pony tail, etc. (But I've recently cut my hair, and have it down now). I just wear jeans and t-shirts + hoodies.

I want to change my style --- and wear some smart casual clothes but don't know what to wear that's suitable for me. I don't want to wear something that make me look too old, and I want nothing that is too revealing... (im pretty conservative -_-)


2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-19 15:30 ID:VedhdOgG

I guess you could dress with some fitting jeans, tank-tops (it's not too far from the 'sporty' clothes but usually looks way more feminine), and maybe a light blouse on top of that. Once you get used to that you'll probably be able to shift to different kind of tops and so on.

Remember to always wear something you feel comfortable in. It might take some time to find that, but don't force yourself, because you'll end up feeling weird and uncomfortable - and that will pass through to your attitude. This is also the best way to disgust you with a style. It's better to go progressively.

Also, the change might be less radical - you probably won't have that many people to say to you "oh, you changed your style" suddenly, but you can be sure they'll notice it eventually.

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-19 22:23 ID:tpXNMLT7

Take a look around of what sort of fashion is going on. Look at different stores, magazines, do online searches and see what catches your eye. In HS, I dressed in a preppy-casual (American Eagle style, really) but now in college, I dress in a laid-back (bands shirts, graphic tees, stripes, layers), sometimes punk-ish style because it was more my taste.

I have a friend who is like you, dresses very sporty-like and casual. She has a house-mate who loves dressing up (dresses, skirts, the works), so my friend will try on her clothes and see what she likes when she feels an urge to 'dress up', lol. Maybe you can see what your friends wear and try their stuff.

Granted, there are so many styles and really, certain styles can usually only apply to certain types (body shape and looks, i mean, mostly) of people but you're bound to find what fits you best. Like >>2 said, make sure you're definitely comfortable in what you wear though.

4 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-20 17:55 ID:WsKCN/my

Do what they say, but personally girls that are tomboys are awesome. I love them.

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-21 00:20 ID:Ts57zB87

A cute top and a fitting jean! A pair of cute flats does wonders too, and this is a perfect season for wearing flats. Or a cute dress - wearing a dress is such a simple way to dress up (pun not intended) since you don't need to worry about how to match tops/bottom/and so forth.

6 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-21 16:59 ID:LHHGSANa

If you feel a bit uncomfortable in a dress, you can wear jeans underneath

7 Name: 1 : 2008-04-21 17:08 ID:qVXH/ft4

aww thanks, I'll try what I can do this summer. My first response to tank tops was.. "too revealing! I'll be burning in the sun and have all my skin peeling off." Sighz..

8 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-04-21 22:41 ID:VedhdOgG

That's why I said you can start by having some additional piece of clothes on top of that. Then when you feel assured enough you can try removing it :)

9 Name: 5664 : 2008-04-23 00:11 ID:aozBLvAH

do you want a more fem. look or just a generally cuter look?

10 Name: 1 : 2008-04-23 02:46 ID:qVXH/ft4


hmmm fem look? hmm more mature? not old?

maybe college style?

i'll be helping out w/ profs and I'll want to dress appropriately in class as well. Sometimes.. i just wear jeans and a t-shirt/ hoody w/ these pictures on them! Aren't they a bit too immature?

11 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-06-16 14:49 ID:KmXmpT05

I think you need to find out your own style. The reason for this is that you will get to wear what YOU like, and feel comfortable in it. Plus, the clothes will be YOU. You can do this by observing others around you and deciding what you like and not like. Have an opinion. Then, you need to learn a bit more about fashion. Buy some magazines that you think suits your tastes (use your instincts). Sometimes, you can do this buy just looking at the cover of the magazine and judging. Familiarize yourself with those different looks for a while. Style doesn't just come, it takes time. After a while of observing and trying to educate yourself on fashion, you will no doubt develop an opinion of what you like and don't like. Then, you'll be inspired and one day, you might even think, "oh, I want that shirt that I saw that day! It's so me!" Then, you've found your style. :)

12 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-06-16 17:07 ID:gjoPi80I

Playing up the tomboy angle in a "cute" way is a very nice aesthetic.

13 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-11-07 13:50 ID:2SSchZ9W

you need to change your own room color.
i like batik esp psychedelic^^

14 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-11-28 10:00 ID:KO3hmkpO

get out. girl.

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