School’s back in session for my kids which means I’ll be back to regular posting. Today I’m sharing a tall personal shopping request for a tall college student.
Client: 6’5″ tall woman in college.
Size 12. 35″ – 36″ inseam length. Size 13 shoes and wants the heel height under 1/2″.
Special Info: Emily goes to a religious college which has a modest dress code requiring covered shoulders and skirts to the knee. She normally wears t-shirts and shorts to classes, but recently got a new job that requires her to dress up. For her job she is a recruiter and needs to look professional but has nothing professional looking in her closet.
Emily needs help as she doesn’t know how to dress or how to get started. She will need to wear these clothes for at least 2 years and is hoping to have a mix and match wardrobe. Her budget is $600-$800 to get started. She will then be able to buy 2 more clothing items per month.
Tall Snob Responds: I get the whole modesty thing as I live close to a religious college and I’m guessing that Emily attends one just down the hill from me – which is my college’s rival. But, I won’t hold it against her as my husband and sons go to all the football games there. Yes, we’re a red/blue family! Anyway, based on the extra info you gave me, I decided to give you a wardrobe that you can wear year round. By adding layers, you get the most bang for you buck.
I’ve been learning a lot of style lessons from Audrey over at Putting Me Together (thanks to Bethany for the heads up) and I used some of her tutorials to design you a wardrobe capsule. I chose the colors of gray, brown, emerald green and burgundy as the main colors as there are lots of these colors available in stores now. Even though they are fall colors, you can see by the outfits that they can work year round by adding or removing a layer and changing up the accessories.
Since you don’t have any dressy clothing, I designed most of the outfits around work outfits. I also know that you need some cute casual outfits, so by adding your favorite pair of jeans, you can match these items into casual outfits. When looking at the basic pieces alone, they may not look very glamorous, but wait until you see the outfits below!
I purposefully skipped tall blazers as they will eat up a big part of your budget and you can worry about getting a great tall blazer after you graduate. You can achieve a similar look that blazers give you, with cardigans, but at a fraction of the price! The total cost as of today for all of the pieces without any other special promos =$628! When you look at cost per wear, this is a bargain for around a month’s worth of outfits. If you love any of the items, I suggest you order them soon!
Tall Blouses & Shirts:
Tall Pants, Skirt & Jean
25 Tall Wardrobe Capsule Outfits
I’ve created you 25 tall outfits using the above tall wardrobe capsule items. You can easily create many more, but I thought 25 was more than plenty. I suggest you print off these outfits and put them in a binder for easy reference.
I’d love to hear feedback on how you like this tall wardrobe capsule. Enjoy! This is part of a linkup series, see more ideas here.
Also linking up with “Best of Friday Style.”