I'm sure some of the pieces below look boring to some of y'all. I must definitely be traditional when it comes to clothing because I think I'd be happy if my closet held only these items... and a string of pearls. But if you're more eclectic and artsy, I think Landsend is still a great resource for your basic pieces. Just spice 'em up with accessories, shoes or a trendy top.
Landsend Wishlist by krpeters featuring knit tees
Landsend Canvas is also a great (probably better) place to find updated traditional. It's definitely got a younger feel... you'll see that instantly from the website. But items are also a little more expensive and the cute dresses and skirts expose a bit more (thunder) thigh than this girl feels comfortable showing.
And because it's always a consideration, I can't leave without saying that I think Landsend is an good resource for those to whom modesty matters. I know we don't all define modesty in the same way. Personally, I view it as quiet (inner) beauty and tasteful, complimentary clothing. But there are some overarching themes that define modesty in any setting and they include moderation, reservation and limitation of some kind. Never are we called to look dowdy or embarrasing, but to be the best we can be in a way that doesn't draw excessive attention... because we all know that feigned modesty cannot hide an arrogant, showy attitude and true modesty is simply undeniable.
What are your thoughts on modesty? Where do you have luck finding clothes that fit your standards?