Putting together cohesive looks and, of course, finding well-fitting clothing has always been a struggle for me. Here is a little bit about my tall fashion journey.
In October 2011, after a moody rant about the rather blah state of the tall shopping landscape, I kicked off my first tall shopping challenge wherein I imposed a “ye shall only buy tall clothes for the next 4 months” shopping rule on myself. It was a fun and eye-opening experiment and made me realize just how annoying and ill-fitting most of the non-tall clothes in my closet were!
After my tall shopping challenge, I became curious about the world of custom-made clothes and…you guessed it…imposed another challenge on myself where I bought at least one custom-made item per month for 4 months. My results were 50/50…Three items (a blazer, dress and skirt) didn’t work out, but I did end up with a pair of custom jeans, and two tops. I still wear all three of these items! Click here to see my reviews of my custom-made items.
In 2013, I found Audrey’s website Putting Me Together and it completed rocked my fashion socks off! I was so tired of standing in my closet and feeling like I had NOTHING but loner pieces and therefore NOTHING to wear. It was insanely frustrating and made me want to hurl something at the wall. Using the guidelines and tips on Putting Me Together, I embarked on Project Remix where I focused on building a wardrobe around 4 colors of my choosing (grey, navy, orange and teal) in order to create a wardrobe that plays nice together. I honestly had no clue how to create anything that remotely resembled a cohesive outfit before I found Audrey’s website. If you’ve never had a gander at her site, I highly recommend you mosey on over there.
For 2015, I decided to throw caution to the wind and and begin my Tall Speciality Shop Challenge wherein I am only buying items from tall specialty shops for the whole year. Yikes! I hope that my experiences and tall finds will inspire you to give some of these tall speciality shops a try.