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Shorts & heels?

The bermuda shorts outfit is a great substitute for a skirt during those hot months and can be so versatile. You could easily smarten them up and wear them for the office with high heels and some sleek jewellery.

Below I’ve put together some fashion tips for wearing bermuda shorts to the office:

  • Wear elegant high-heels. Yes, shorts and heels can look really stylish and polished. If you’re feeling adventurous don’t be afraid to add some print heels.
  • Match them to classic pieces such as a crisp shirt or a blouse and finish the look with a blazer.
  • Opt for neutral solid colours so the shorts don’t take the dominant role within your outfit. Let the other pieces stand out or add that pop of excitement or colour.
  • If you’re too self-conscious about your knees, go for mid-knee length otherwise go for 5-10cm above the knee. Just bear in mind that the shorter the length, the less office/business appropriate the shorts will look.

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Adding a new style of clothing in your wardrobe can give you that inspiration and motivation to start refreshing your wardrobe on an ongoing basis. If you don’t own a pair of tailored bermuda shorts, think about them. They could bring more variety to your summertime smart looks.

Are you unsure if this piece of clothing will flatter your bodyshape? Send me a photo of you wearing them and I will share with you my thoughts.

Do you know your body shape?

Knowing your body shape provides you with a good dressing arsenal to start feeling more confident on your own skin. As you will see below in the information I’ve put together I haven’t labelled each shape. I personally think that by sticking a name to your shape you could be mislead by all tools information in the media. So, have a look to each description and see which one gets closer to your body. And when dressing or looking for a particular outfit don’t forget to accentuate your best bits rather than concentrating on camouflaging the areas of your body you don’t like.

1st Shape: You have little waistline, a tummy and generous bust

Apple Shape

No                                                                                Yes

Your aim is to accentuate your waist and minimise your tummy. So, wear a supportive bra that gives you lots of lift, look for soft, fluid fabrics and then add a single tailored piece like a jacket, for structure. Opt for empire cut dresses (cut below your bustling) in solid colours gently fitted to give you shape while skimming over your curves. Don’t forget to show off your legs.

 

2nd Shape: You have a very defined waistline, and generous hips that balance your upper body well.

Hourglass Shape             No                                                                                Yes

So make the most of your waistline. Good underpinnings, tailored pieces and belted clothing are great to highlight your waistline. Opt for deeper necklines to flatter your bust line.

 

3rd Shape: You have fine shoulders, a smaller bust and waist, and generous thighs and hips.

Pear Shape

No                                                                                Yes

So you want to increase your upper body while minimising your lower. You can achieve that by wearing bright colours, prints, embellishment and jewellery on your upper body or anything  that will attract attention to your upper body. Keep your lower half as streamlined and plain as possible.

 

4th Shade: Your shoulders and bust line are the widest point of your body. Your hips are narrow and legs slim.

Inverted triangle shape

No                                                                                Yes

So you want to add a bit of volume to your hipline so it balances your broader upper body. Keep your upper body as simple as possible. Wear pants and skirts in colours, prints and patterns that feature some kind of details such as pockets, gathering, pleats, zips, etc. They will enhance your hips and bottom area, so your upper body will look better balanced.

 

5th Shape: You are straight up and down through the upper body and a small to moderate-sized bust line.

Rectangle shape

No                                                                                Yes

So you want to define and add interest to your waistline with belts, embellishment, swathed fabric, clothes with panels and layering looks.

If you feel confused about your shape, please give me a call or visit me at the Style Lounge, Adelaide Central Plaza for a complimentary “Body Shape Analysis” session.

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Wardrobe matters: I have nothing to wear

When you have a wardrobe full of rejected clothes (too long, too short, too old, too frumpy, too tight…), your self-esteem immediately drops and you feel bored and hopeless with what you have. That’s a fact….

Before & After Wardrobe Illustration

 So, treat your wardrobe as prime real estate…..WHY?

  • The less you pack in there the more you will wear. Items buried at the bottom of a drawer or garments you can’t see will never be worn again.
  • A tidy, accessible space for the clothes that fit you and that you enjoy wearing will help you evolve your style and feel more confident.
  • You will be saving money and becoming more mindful about your spending habits in general.
  • You will have more time for the things that matter most; you will be inviting more peace into your life.
  • You will feel more creative and adventurous in having less.
  • You will make accessories your best friend. Take an old outfit or a basic outfit, add a generous helping of this seasons trend of jewellery, scarves, belts, hats, bags…. and there you have it, a new outfit.

It’s so refreshing to open your wardrobe and find a clutter-free zone, filled with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Because I truly DO NOT believe that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. It actually creates anxiety and limits creativity.

How is your wardrobe looking right now? Would you agree with the strategy of having less?  Please leave your comment below.

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