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?

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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 :)

    xoxox,
    CC

  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 :)

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

  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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