I love to dress up, but I have nowhere to go…
Does anyone else have this dilemma? I really want to wear flowy, maxi skirts with a cute top tucked in like [this](https://goo.gl/images/pt9QVd), or outfits with interesting pants like [this](https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/lorena-paperbag-waisted-pants?color=066&size=M&inventoryCountry=US&countryCode=US&mrkgcl=694&mrkgadid=2020462930&cm_mmc=Google-Mobile-_-US+-+Shopping+-+Brand-_-Clothing+-+General-_-46898235&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_source=Google-Mobile&utm_content=46898235&utm_term=Clothing+-+General&adtype=pla&product_id=46898235&utm_campaign=US+-+Shopping+-+Brand&adpos=1o2&creative=114547712724&device=m&matchtype=&network=s&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjtLZBRDLARIsAKT6fXz6jCkLle3zXnmCfSj1Beo4xIW8P6ZE8Xs4x3us-LA28AjFApFT2YQaAkP2EALw_wcB), or even a nice midi wrap dress.
The problem is I live in a suburban city where most women wear whatever tee they can find on sale at Target with leggings (I mean I like it too, but yeah….), so wearing that stuff will look grossly out of place in an area where everyone is so casual. I also don’t really go anywhere except work, and I work in a male-dominated engineering company where the only people I see during the day are a couple of other coworkers and my boss. Heck, even when I go out to dinner or movies with friends, I notice that most will just wear a T-shirt with jeans and little/no makeup. So basically, I have nowhere to dress up, and it sucks because I have taken to dressing casual everywhere too even though I don’t want to. I dress casual because tbh, I am scared that I will be judged as “trying too hard” if I wear an outfit like the ones I mentioned in my first paragraph.
I find that I have been taking more unecessary shopping trips to the wealthier parts of town (like where millionares live) because people seem to “dress up” more there, and I get to dress up without looking out of place… Can anyone else relate to this? How have you gotten around this?