So I've been out of school for a little over six months now and I've finally phased out of going to most of the shitty college bars I used to frequent on the reg. Now that I've been going to some (semi) classier bars however, I've noticed that my wardrobe is severely lacking. Post-grad I bought some stuff for the office, but I didn't think about the fact that I'd need to upgrade my going out style as well.
While some of my work pieces can transfer day to night, I work for a large pharmaceutical company and I'm in the lab most days, so the majority of the things I wear aren't really on the going out level. If you could give me some direction on what to wear/ buy that will make me look my age and won't destroy my bank account I'd be super grateful.
All I own are crop tops
Dear All I own are crop tops,
I totally get it. You are in the B.Spears I'm Not A Girl Not Yet A Woman phase of your life. You want to look hot while going out, but also don't need to wear boy shorts just in case you blackout and do a keg stand.
Speaking of blacking out, I think a word to the wise, is go for black. Black dress, black jumpsuit, black black black. Say black one more time? Black.
The key to looking chic while transitioning is to not look like you are playing the part of serious chemist by day, pole dancer by night. A pointy heel adds maturity, but is still sexy and cute because "mature" doesn't mean grandma's orthopedic stilettos. I'd opt for the pointy heels right now, but they can get painful so try a platform or a bootie later this winter.
Tbh, it would be far better if you wore the crop top to the club because the worst thing is to see a girl at a club in a blazer and sensible heel. You can go pick out your two rescue cats, Emily Dickinson and Queen Elizabeth now.
This is where form fitting (read: tight af) clothing comes in. You can easily pair a fitted tank or tee with a tight leather skirt and look casual and chic. Also, long sleeve crop tops are good for winter and you can pair them with a high waisted skirt or shorts and it doesn't look too summery or silly. As long as your belly button isn't showing and you're more in upper midriff territory, you are good to go.
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