What do you think makes a work outfit look frumpy? What are your best tips on how not to look dowdy at work?
There were a few intriguing comments in Friday’s open thread about brooches and whether they were in style, with some readers even suggesting it might be a matter of age. To me, though, this kind of comes down to style versus trend — and I thought it might make an interesting discussion here. After all, don’t … Read More about Style vs. Trend vs. Frump (Or, How to Cultivate Style)
2021 Update: We still stand by this advice below, but you can also check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid professional frump. We got this reader mail a little while ago, and it seems appropriate in light of the response to this morning’s cardi set (wow, you guys did NOT like that). … Read More about Some Thoughts on Frump