Even though I LOVE fashion, I am hardly a fashionista. There are so many other fashion bloggers (plus size and straight size) that usually blog all about the latest designers, trends, etc. While I feel I dress well, it's nowhere near “fashionista” status. There's been some Twitter talk I've noticed about Lane Bryant's clothes not being “my style” (meaning, the fashionistas style). You know what? That's fine! But their style isn't mine either. So, instead of being influenced by these fashion bloggers, I just figured I'd post my own thoughts.
As I'm losing weight and fall approaches, I have the urge to hit the mall and buy all new things. Since my size is changing (started in a size 32, now in a 28…) it's not practical for me to hit up all kinds of stores and buy a million pieces. The clothes I have the most trouble with is workwear. My corporate job requires me to dress in nice clothes (preferably suits) and it's always been a struggle to find functional, stylish pieces I can mix and match. One of the few places I've been able to consistently find pieces is Lane Bryant, and right now is no exception!
I love this set of looks. All are 100% work appropriate for me, and I can mix and match them with ease. In addition to these looks from their current line, they also just launched ICON, what they're calling “elegant interpretations of fashion's top trends.” This line is a little more out of my comfort zone as I never really set out to wear anything “inspired by the runways” (oh, and no way that a harem pant would look good on me). That being said, I LOVE this blouse and riding coat (that's equestrian, not Harley!). Not sure if it's the Kentucky girl in me that would want to wear a riding-inspired coat, but I would totally rock this to work.
What do you guys think about these items? Anyone else have any great wear-to-work finds they can share with me?