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Old 01-10-2017, 05:14 AM
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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The style is the same but the colors are different.

In FL I wear brighter colors: soft blues, greens, corals and yellows. When we went back to NY one spring, I had on a turquoise long sleeved shirt with jeans and a dark colored jacket. We stopped to get a coffee in an upscale fake town/shopping area in PA. Everyone walking in the town square there was in the uniform of black or dark, subdued colors. I thought I had dressed to fit in for the north, but that turquoise shirt was too bright for early spring there. I felt like an escaped exotic parrot among a flock of blackbirds.

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:49 AM
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I wore a uniform, so that was easy. In a way I've taken that to my civilian life also.

If I like something and it looks good on me, I will get several. Not even different colors! I like soft comfy knits. I know you hear the word knit and it sounds itchy and scratchy, but these are not.

I like to be comfortable but not sloppy.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:07 AM
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Yes, I changed 180 degrees. Now it is Dulith Trading tops and Cargo pants. Add fleeces for cold weather and cargo shorts for summer. Jackets and ties

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Old 01-10-2017, 06:22 AM
Location: Pa
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I wore a suit for 36 years, retired in June 2015, they all went to Goodwill, kept a sports coat and a few ties. Now just casual clothes so nice not to wear a tie!
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:54 AM
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Haven't worn a dress shirt, tie or suit in 375-days. I have to go to the inauguration, so I'd better make sure something still fits!
My wardrobe consists of jeans w/ a Henley shirt now in Winter or cargo shorts w/ t-shirt in Summer.
Footwear consists of Skecher flip-flops or Skecher Go Walks. It's all about comfort now!
It's wonderful!
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:31 AM
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Went from heels to flip flops. Will NEVER again wear pantihose!

Saved my silk work dresses (they cost a lot and will last forever); they look good with flip flops, actually.

Bought a lot more shorts as we moved from DC-Metro to warmer climates. Already had lots of swimsuits (had a hot tub at last DC home).
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:33 AM
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Fortunately I still work seasonally because sitting around drives me crazy. During the off season it's sweat shirts and dungarees. I have put on enough weight dressing up is a problem with my button down shirts.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:36 AM
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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Better believe it! Retired in Florida, and now it's shorts and Hawaiian shirts 10 months out of a year. I hardly Ever wore shorts up North!
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:43 AM
Location: Columbia SC
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Originally Posted by FeelinLow View Post
Did you throw out your work clothes or pack them away? Go on a shopping spree for new play clothes? Keep wearing the same stuff on weekends and step it up on Monday if you went out? Decide to live in jammies and to heck with anything else? Perhaps a little breakfast in the buff? What?
I gave away some expensive suits, shirts, ties, shoes, rain coats, top coats, etc. to a brother in law and to a nephew. Some went to Goodwill.

I now own two all year suits, several dress shirts and several ties, none of which I have worn for over a year. I own two sport coats and several pairs of dress pants. I have not worn a tie for over a year.

Overall I wear golf/sports attire and sweats or shorts and tee shirt around the house. As I am in SC, I wear shorts about 8 months a year.

At my peak in business, my dry cleaning and shirt laundry bills were over $150 per month.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:29 AM
Location: Loudon, TN
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I donated all my work blouses, skirts, jackets, dresses, etc. Six lawn/leaf bags full. I kept a couple for dress up, on the rare occasion we go to a wedding/funeral/live theater etc. Now I wear my weekend clothes all the time, jeans, capris, shorts, tee shirts, tanks, and casual blouses. I have many more swimsuits than I used to, due to the indoor pool at the Wellness Center and boating. For some reason I have about 15 leather coats/raincoats/fuzzy jackets. I may be addicted to them.
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