with Susan Wagner
The Working Closet is your source for the best of what's hip and fresh in fashion and beauty. Susan Wagner keeps you up-to-date on trends and offers tips and tricks for making everything in your closet truly work for you.
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The Flickr pool goes on forever, but the contest ends Saturday (plus a few observations, and a plan for October)
Categories: Flickr pool
A Superhero necklace would look terrific with that outfit!
Upload your photos to The Working Closet group pool here at WIM by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, September 30 (THIS SUNDAY, PEOPLE!) to be eligible to win the Superhero necklace of your choice. ONLY photos posted at WIM are eligible; every photo you add to the pool equals one entry in the drawing (post one photo, your name goes in the hat once, post ten photos and it goes in ten times, and so on). Drawing will take place on Monday, October 1, and the winner will be announced RIGHT HERE on Tuesday, October 2.
Lessons from the Flickr pool.
This month I learned that I wear a lot of black, which surprised me because I don’t think of myself as someone who wears a lot of black. But it’s hard to argue with four weeks worth of photographs.
I hope that you learned some things this month, too, about the way you dress and about how other women are dressing. If nothing else, remember that fit matters, regardless of your size. We are too quick to blame our bodies when our clothes don’t look the way we want; instead, blame your clothes, and then do something about it. The most successful outfits in the pool were the ones that fit properly and flattered the wearer. It is honestly that simple.
How do you make this work for you? Shop (the mall, your closet, the laundry hamper) only for pieces that flatter the body you have RIGHT NOW; don’t try to dress the body you had before the baby/your fortieth birthday/all those grande mocha frappuchinos (or is that just me?). DO NOT settle for things that sort of fit — buy ONLY things that REALLY fit. If you can get close but not exactly right, have things tailored. If you have a large chest or short legs, you may need to enlist the services of a tailor to really get it right. Make the effort; you will look — and feel — better.
You know I’m right.
September is over, but the Flickr pool goes on forever.
In October, think about posting pictures of pieces from your closet that just aren’t working for you. Get advice and feedback from the community about how to wear them or when to give up. Challenge yourself to find three things in your closet that you have been overlooking and wear them — to work or to play or just around the house all day. Show us what you found and how you wore it; ask for suggestions and feedback. And of course, feel free to keep showing us what you wear to work every day.
You all have entertained and inspired me all month. Thank you for playing, and for being so kind and funny and wonderful.
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