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    I've been trying to make my wardrobe a bit more exciting as pretty much everything I own is blue, grey, brown or black and it was getting boring. I made an effort to just try on anything that caught my eye when I went shopping but i keep buying the same style colours- just different shades or with a bit of a floral pattern!
    I'm pretty open to any ideas. I used to say that I couldn't wear high necked stuff but recently I've found a few items that I can pull off.

    I've (hopefully) posted a few of my "go-to" items under the spoiler. Most of my wardrobe is really similar to these.

    I layer a fair bit and I usually wear scarves and cardigans on top of everything (and tights with shorts) but its just too hot at the moment! So yeah, apologies for my pasty legs I just couldn't bring myself to put tights on.

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    The last 2 photos with the dark jeans are basically showing that most of my outfits have the same/similar base which gets really boring. I just can never think of more interesting things to do!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can save me from my monotonous wardrobe!
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    Would you consider some dresses or skirts?
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Would you consider some dresses or skirts?

    Yes, I have a few but don't wear them much. I'm more comfortable in bodycon ones but I just bought one a bit like this: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/d...ress_320507340 a couple of days ago. I find a lot of them make me look dumpy sadly
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    (Original post by feathered-soul)
    Yes, I have a few but don't wear them much. I'm more comfortable in bodycon ones but I just bought one like this: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/d...ress_320507340 a couple of days ago. I find a lot of them make me look dumpy sadly
    I understand what you mean, I have the same problem that a lot of clothes including some dresses and especially jeans make me look dumpy and like a ball and a bit fat even though I'm not at all fat :lol:

    It all comes in finding the right cut, length, colours and style to suit your body type. Like I probably wouldn't wear that dress because the neck is hight it would make me look quite large because of my larger chest size. I'd go for something more like this for my body type : http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/...970&VariantID= (though I tend not to get anything open back because of acne, but that's starting to clear) and if you still feel a bit shapeless things like that can often be massively shape improved with a tight fitted belt like this: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/6...pg_350x350.jpg

    Also something I am loving right now are playsuits, in the right cut they can look fabulous, at the moment I REALLLY want this one but don't have the money http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/...440&VariantID=

    I also pair most of my outfits with heels because I'm super short so they just add an extra bam
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    Still black but I'd consider a black A line skirt as a base, ideally in leather as it would go with almost anything
    Plus some basic t shirts like these
    http://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos...y=grey+forever

    And camis like
    http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-cami-t...earchterm=cami

    To form the 'bones' of your wardrobe
    Then you can pick up patterned skirts or just block colour ones, Zara, ASOS and Topshop are really good for these
    http://www.asos.com/Oasis/Oasis-Pain...t=-1&clr=Multi
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Pencil...=Black%2fwhite

    Printed shorts?
    http://www.asos.com/Warehouse/Wareho...t=-1&clr=Cream
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Culott...t=-1&clr=Multi
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-High-W...1&clr=Mid+wash
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    I understand what you mean, I have the same problem that a lot of clothes including some dresses and especially jeans make me look dumpy and like a ball and a bit fat even though I'm not at all fat :lol:

    It all comes in finding the right cut, length, colours and style to suit your body type. Like I probably wouldn't wear that dress because the neck is hight it would make me look quite large because of my larger chest size. I'd go for something more like this for my body type : http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/...970&VariantID= (though I tend not to get anything open back because of acne, but that's starting to clear) and if you still feel a bit shapeless things like that can often be massively shape improved with a tight fitted belt like this: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/6...pg_350x350.jpg

    Also something I am loving right now are playsuits, in the right cut they can look fabulous, at the moment I REALLLY want this one but don't have the money http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/...440&VariantID=

    I also pair most of my outfits with heels because I'm super short so they just add an extra bam

    I have a few dresses like the first one you linked because i used to think I couldn't do high necked because of my body shape. But I've taken to just trying on anything i like the look of and if i'm careful I can get away with them.
    I love playsuits too but they make me look dumpy 9 times out of 10. I can't do the baggy shorts bit that most have because of my horse-rider thighs

    I usually wear ballet pumps or combat boots. I'm short too but I just can't be bothered with heels most of the time. I could wear wedges all day but can never find ones that aren't ugly!

    If I was taller shopping would be easier :L
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    (Original post by feathered-soul)
    I have a few dresses like the first one you linked because i used to think I couldn't do high necked because of my body shape. But I've taken to just trying on anything i like the look of and if i'm careful I can get away with them.
    I love playsuits too but they make me look dumpy 9 times out of 10. I can't do the baggy shorts bit that most have because of my horse-rider thighs

    I usually wear ballet pumps or combat boots. I'm short too but I just can't be bothered with heels most of the time. I could wear wedges all day but can never find ones that aren't ugly!

    If I was taller shopping would be easier :L
    Yeah I know what you mean trial and error works, I have one high necked dress that I absolutely love and doesn't make me look bad, it's this one http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VrgcAu41fn...0/IMG_5700.JPG (that's not me btw ) but I wear a black fitted belt on the waist of it. I think it suits me because it's a light colour and it's quite fitted at the waist.

    I thought that about playsuits before I started trying more one, I find the tight fitted ones on the thigh don't suit me (I hate my thighs) but the more loose thigh area ones look good because my legs start to look slimmer mid way down my thighs and because I'm short they're just that little bit longer and cover me a bit better.

    I have a select few pairs of heels I wear all the time, I prefer heels with a thicker heel and lace up as they just look less dressy and can go with more things and they're comfier though I do like wedges too, imagine these heels but in black and a little bit of a smaller platform http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...02575319_6.jpg they're my everyday shoes can wear them 24/7 they're so comfy, they're actually starting to look a bit tatty now and i need some new ones but can't find the exact pair anywhere (cries a bit)

    also that last sentence of yours, story of my life!
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    Still black but I'd consider a black A line skirt as a base, ideally in leather as it would go with almost anything
    Plus some basic t shirts like these
    http://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos...y=grey+forever

    And camis like
    http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-cami-t...earchterm=cami

    To form the 'bones' of your wardrobe
    Then you can pick up patterned skirts or just block colour ones, Zara, ASOS and Topshop are really good for these
    http://www.asos.com/Oasis/Oasis-Pain...t=-1&clr=Multi
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Pencil...=Black%2fwhite

    Printed shorts?
    http://www.asos.com/Warehouse/Wareho...t=-1&clr=Cream
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Culott...t=-1&clr=Multi
    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-High-W...1&clr=Mid+wash

    Thanks for the ideas, I really need to push myself to try out new things. I generally keep my bottom half plain and slim fitting and do all the fancy stuff on the top
    Sadly I don't think I could do the last 2 shorts- too baggy!

    I never know what to pair with a-line or skater skirts either. When I try the plain t-shirt thing with them i feel like I've got dressed in the dark . It always looks so good in photos but just doesn't seem to work for me. I should try some camis with them.
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    I wish I had nice knees like you. Urgh knees.

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    (Original post by feathered-soul)
    I've been trying to make my wardrobe a bit more exciting as pretty much everything I own is blue, grey, brown or black and it was getting boring. I made an effort to just try on anything that caught my eye when I went shopping but i keep buying the same style colours- just different shades or with a bit of a floral pattern!
    I'm pretty open to any ideas. I used to say that I couldn't wear high necked stuff but recently I've found a few items that I can pull off.

    I've (hopefully) posted a few of my "go-to" items under the spoiler. Most of my wardrobe is really similar to these.

    I layer a fair bit and I usually wear scarves and cardigans on top of everything (and tights with shorts) but its just too hot at the moment! So yeah, apologies for my pasty legs I just couldn't bring myself to put tights on.

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    The last 2 photos with the dark jeans are basically showing that most of my outfits have the same/similar base which gets really boring. I just can never think of more interesting things to do!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can save me from my monotonous wardrobe!
    Love the light blue jeggings/jeans (can't tell what they are haha).where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking?
    What about skater skirts and dresses I'm starting to love them!


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    Love the light blue jeggings/jeans (can't tell what they are haha).where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking?
    What about skater skirts and dresses I'm starting to love them!


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    They're just from primark! the super skinny jeans. I was trying on tops and just grabbed a random pair of jeans to try on with them cause i was in a maxi skirt and ended up buying them

    I need to buy more skater dresses. I love them too. Just have to be really careful with the cut of them.

    I think the problem is that I have a horse, so usually when I go somewhere I go straight to the yard afterwards and jeans are just much more practical to wear compared to shovelling horse muck in a dress!
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