Like I said in my last curated closet post, the aim of all the photo searching is to come up with a list of elements/characteristics that you like, which you later refine into a style list. So, without further ado, here is mine!
Middle aged pottery teacher
This one was the hardest. It’s really difficult to give something a name! I was sort of considering going for tomboy or androgynous or something, because I’m a low maintenance person beauty wise and I never wear heels and even when wearing dresses I prefer to style them casual. But then I associate those names with a particular, boyish body shape, and clearly I am not that! In the end I plumped for streetwear after I was at a thing in the fringe and one of the performers commented on my campers and threadless sweatshirt, which gave me the idea of streetwear. It’s not quite right either though!
This is what I mean by middle aged pottery teacher – Kate Malone was my inspiration but I couldn’t find any good full body pictures of her on her own. Sonya Phillips also in this vein. I don’t like this look wholesale (it’s too unfitted around the bust), but it really appeals to me
Oversized/ losse fitting dress
Long but fittedish tunic top
Flats shoes – brogues/campers/trainers
Navy as the neutral
Graphic prints – abstract or large scale florals
Correctly fitted around the bust – I like oversized but I hate things flippy flopping around on my shoulders, or my boobs being squished down
Tunic over skinnies
Fitted top, voluminous bottom
Long/3/4length/bracelet length sleeves
Highish necklines that sit in place – no boat necks or off the shoulder things
Good quality fabrics only, true colours, no fading or pilling
Soft medium weight woven cottons
Stable knits (sweatshirting, thickish jersey)
Satin/silk for floaty tops
Preference for natural fibres
Earrings and brooches for jewellery
Erring on the side of casual
Overall this doesn’t feel totally coherent but it’s a start!