Alrighty. Now we’re getting down to it. This is an outfit I wear. A LOT. Overall I like the components – the olive green jeans, long navy blue cardigan, and navy and white striped top, and I like the colors together, the stripes, etc. And the sneakers are COMFORTABLE. But when I look at the outfit as a whole, I see The Schlub. And I think what it is, what makes basically good pieces look schlubby…is FIT. Poor Fit.
The jeans are too baggy. And long. The striped tee is too baggy and long. And the cardigan is way too long in the sleeves. It’s challenging when plus-sized to get Every Part to Fit. For things to be large enough to fit comfortably around my butt/tummy/hip area, then they’re generally way too large in the shoulders, neckline, and sleeve-length. And shopping can be frustrating and demoralizing and endless and sometimes I Just. Give. Up.
And there’s the thing. Giving Up. The old “who cares how *I* look??” Well, *I* should care. And I’m trying to. It’s a slow process. A new wardrobe (and attitude) cannot be built in a day.
So it’s back to the drawing board. And the mall. And maybe the tailor. Time to stick to my guns and find things that FIT WELL. Because the fit makes all the difference.
Case in point. The lovely Saskia is wearing a similar outfit, but she is much more pulled together and her clothing FITS. Her olive green skinny jeans have a much slimmer, neater fit and are a more modern length. She is also wearing a long-over-short look on top, but her pieces are much neater.
I. Can. Do. This.
I’ll let you know how I make out.
And thanks to Saskia from Fab and Luxury Curves for letting me use her photo on How to Do The Look RIGHT!