Dressing like a writer

Posted on September 10th, 2013 in Book Review, Critters



Due to reader request, this week we’re changing up the format.  We’ll have a new recipe and review tomorrow, a new short story based on a painting Thursday and a fun short story Friday.  Today– well, today is about fashion, and will be every Tuesday.  Fashion with a book twist, of course…






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Everyone has a different idea of what a writer should look like.

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Some imagine eccentric and fun, like Carrie Bradshawe.

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Most envision your typical English major look…


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And others the more cat-lady look.

As a writer who has worked as a reporter, a writing teacher, a creative writer and a corporate writer, I can tell you these are all correct.  I’ve seen everything from sweaters and khaki skirts to long flowing maxi dresses and beaded necklaces to jeans and blazers– even a penchant for dime store 70s thrift finds.

But me?


It’s always been simple.  Dresses in the summer, boots and skirts in the fall, and jeans and boots in the winter with a leather jacket or blazer.

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29 Responses to “Dressing like a writer”

  1. Cakelaw Says:

    Fun post!

  2. Meghan Says:

    I always think of a writer being styled like Carrie haha guess SATC had a huge impact on me.

  3. debbie Says:

    I like dressing simple too. If it’s not comfortable, I don’t wear it!!!

  4. Erica Says:

    Simple is always best (IMO!)

  5. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    I think it depends on the type of writer you are. But…I love a twist of chic {over the knee boots + skinny jeans} paired with comfy {oversized sweaters}. :)

  6. Dana Says:

    Jeans are my uniform as soon as it’s cool enough. But I would love that outfit on Anne Hathaway – killer boots!

  7. Suzanne Says:

    I’m working at home today (I do graphic design) you’ve inspired me to get out of my pajamas! ;)

  8. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    I tend to write in jeans and t-shirts.

  9. Channon Says:

    There are very few hard and fast rules for attire anymore. The flexibility is fun, but I also liked knowing what was expected.

  10. Rachel G Says:

    I’ve always fallen into the category of “writer who dresses eccentrically”

  11. Tamara Says:

    Cool! I’m jeans and sweaters in the fall and winter, and dresses or long shirts with leggings in the spring and summer!

  12. Natasha Says:

    I’m the writer in jeans, or pajamas (depending on the venue).

  13. melissa blake Says:

    I’m all about polo shirts! :)

  14. Pam Says:

    I am with you… jeans, boots, and blazers in the winter!

  15. joeinvegas Says:

    I figured you sat in your computer in your PJs.

  16. Couture Carrie Says:

    Classic and chic, darling!
    Loved this post :)


  17. Sara Says:

    What a fun post! I think I am a mix of simple, and typical English major. You can’t resist a cozy sweater and a mug of something hot and yummy when sitting down to write in the colder months!

  18. Amber Says:

    I basically just live in jeans and t-shirts.

  19. Juliana Says:

    I too like it simple…
    Have a great week my dear :D

  20. Krysten Says:

    Simple is good!

  21. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog Says:

    Great post! Everyone has their own look.

  22. gloria Says:

    I love simple Duckie and am sure you always look beautiful!!

  23. mademoiselle mode Says:

    really interesting post ^^
    I love all writers’ style :)


  24. Akaleistar Says:

    Love the inspiration!

  25. Camesha Says:

    Fun post. As a fellow writer, I’ve seen all of the above too.

  26. Reeni Says:

    We dress exactly alike! Almost. I look like a hippo in blazers. I wear a lot of fancy zip-up sweatshirts in the winter.

  27. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... Says:

    Nothing wrong with that.

  28. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking Says:

    I am all for simple dressing. Comfortable is where its at!! I also want to say how much I appreciate your sweet comments during the week on my blog.They always make me smile! Thanks.

  29. Charlotte Says:

    When I worked in corporate publishing, I used to love wearing the whimsical dresses and bright prints. I tried to embody NYC chic as much as possible, but that’s just tiring after awhile (though I will ALWAYS appreciate the fashions of Sex and the City!). Now that I work from home, I’m happy with sweats… but I realize I need to dress it up a bit more!

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