Quick Fashion Queries Vol. I, No. Three
Nov 30, 2015
Working for the government, it’s necessary to carry my badge around frequently, but the cloth brightly colored lanyards are an eyesore and clipping it to my outfit is not always an option. Is there such thing as a stylish ID holder?
I’m looking for a new raincoat to replace an old North Face anorak I bought when living in Seattle. Fast forward 8 years, I’m now a medical resident living in Boston in need of some rain protection. I’m looking for something waterproof, stylish (maybe even retro), and affordable on a resident’s salary.
A lot of the clothes you feature for professional wear are dry clean only. I need to look professional but I spend parts of my day in a lab and really prefer to have washable clothes. Do you have any go to stores for quality washable items that still look professional?
If you’re looking for suiting, Dillard’s sells the Alexa Marie line, which is machine washable. Many of the blouses from LOFT, like this gorgeous berry-colored blouse, are washable. And if you need dresses, M.M. LaFleur, Land’s End, LOFT, and NY Collection have you covered.
I’m looking for a fun/cute winter hat…that is functional. I live somewhere that everyone just stays warm and knows we’ll be professional and presentable after our arrival. I wanted to see if you had any fun suggestions before I bought my usual boring (very functional) beanie.
Another option is a sleek cloche. This bow cloche is really lovely. They’re super-chic, but not the best for keeping the ears warm.