We all own clothing we shouldn’t wear: culottes, ponchos, suit jackets with shoulder pads the size of compact cars — and that’s just the beginning of my own list. But when your wardrobe is dominated by shouldn’ts, it’s time for a change. Tim Gunn, creative director of the Liz Claiborne Company, costar of Project Runway, and star of his own Bravo hit, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, gave one MORE reader a crash course in updating.
Elisabeth Radow, 46, Larchmont, New York Problem: Outdated Clothes This real estate lawyer can do everything in a day except figure out what to wear. Her wardrobe of boxy suits in drab colors makes her look old. The patterns of the skirt and top don’t mix well, and "the boxy shapes scream outdated," according to Gunn.