Early 30's crisis - what to wear

  1. Is there anyone else that feels like me?

    What does a DINKS person wear as far as clothes go? No children, early 30's (well 33), starting full time school. HELP!

    There are only 2 styles of clothes out there to choose from. The "Brittney Spears" or "Sitcom Moms" I don't fall into either. I miss the 80's style.

    Most of my clothes are hand-me-downs from my boss's 13 yr. old daughter. My husband laughs & said "You dressed like it was in the 80's all during the 90's & now you are dressing like a teenager. DUH! Free clothes -name brands - don't look too bad.

    But, I feel that I am alittle too old to be wearing American Eagle, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Finch, Express. What are you guys wearing?

  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    I'd say those brands are pretty ageless and timeless. Classic never goes out of style.

    I'm just thankful that when I went back to college it was the era of hip huggers, clogs and long hair. You could get by on 2 outfits and no one would care.
  4. by   nursenoelle
    I agree with p_rn, classic brands like those are not too young. I wear alot of Gap and Old Navy, AE, and A&F,etc. & am not that much younger than you.
  5. by   karenG
    em I am older than you and live in jeans and t-shirts...........maybe I have reached the age where I really dont care. I want a pair of red kickers.............

  6. by   Berta
    I'm 34 and my best friends are my jeans and my tee shirts. Heck, I'm just happy to have a shirt without a stain on it caused my either the kids or me.
    I found that students our age either wear jeans or khakis. When I had to were my work clothes (professional business atire) I felt like I stuck out.
    Plus, with clinicals, I will only have to worry what to wear the other 3 days.
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    From a guys point of view (and we guys LIKE the view) I agree with the jeans and t-shirt style too.
    Ahhh....nothing like a nice pair of jeans on her.
  8. by   PennyLane
    I'm 28--havent's shopped at A&F since college, especially now that their ads seem so inappropriate, but still go to the Gap, Old Navy, and JCrew. Also I looooooove Ann Taylor clothes.

    But since I'm a student I do most of my shopping at places like TJ Maxx. I also go to the department store, or Nordstrom rack. I can sometimes find things are Target that aren't too hoochie.
  9. by   justjenn
    OK, but most of the jeans are below the belly button. So, that is what confuses me. I am not overweight by any means, but I have "filled out" alittle - in areas (hips) where I can't get rid of it. And if you wear the jeans that are made for your waist, it makes my hips look that much bigger w/ a t'shirt.

    Is there a happy median?


    Oh, and thanks for the guy's opinion Rusty - it's nice to get your input.
  10. by   kids
    I am not a DINK, but I am a double-income-grown-kids-almost-40-but-don't-feel-middle-aged. I wear a lot of khakis and blouses (Old Navy stretch cotton are my favorite).
  11. by   petiteflower
    Jeans and T-shirts baby---I guess I am at the age that I put comfort in front of looks---as long as it's clean and not too stained or wrinkled it works for me.

    I wear cowboy boots or tennis shoes most of the time
  12. by   petiteflower
    By the way, at the risk of sounding out of the loop---what is a DINKS?????

    Karen G I just realized our posts are almost identical---I guess great minds think alike.
  13. by   justjenn
    It stands for Double Income No Kids. I think it is this era's version of Yuppie. Stand corrected, Yuppie's have kids. Sorry.
  14. by   Janet Barclay
    the longer that I nurse, the more every thing in my closet looks like pajamas :0)