Well, I seem to have slipped into something of a pattern this summer. Not only am I showing more skin than usual, I am also relying heavily on the fewest accessories possible in order to create different outfits. This year it feels too bulky to tuck most tops into anything, and basically I just want as little touching of the skin as possible (when it comes to clothing).
Here are the basic things I look for to create a shapely yet comfortable outfit:
- A full skirt. Preferably in a light color or print and definitely light-weight. I like mine to hit above the knee, but sometimes they veer upwards (because I already told you I am a risky skin-reveal-er this year.
- A loose (but not baggy) blouse or tee. I like mine to fall to below my natural waist and just sort of skim my frame. That way, they hit the hips at a flattering point and create some balance for the full skirt.
- A good woven belt. I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended a belt to create the most flattering shape on my clients. A woven belt is key because you can adjust it to any width without relying on those pesky pre-determined holes. Try belting your untucked blouse/full skirt combo to instantly elevate your outfit to work-ready and put together!
Now it’s off to do summery things, like belt shopping!
July 16, 2011