One Way To Visually Lengthen Your Legs

26 Apr

roll sleeves

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Often the smallest adjustment, can make the biggest difference.

(Remember I showed you the impact tucking in can have here.)

There are several reasons rolling up your sleeves can have a positive effect on your overall look – one being that it can visually make your legs appear longer.

(I’ll let you study the picture and see if you can figure out the others.)

Of course it’s also a benefit if your sleeves are too long – as demonstrated in the picture on the left.

In case you missed it, I also talked about rolling up sleeves here and here.

..and here’s another tip for lengthening the legs.

 

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How To Not Look Like A Waiter Wearing Black And White

18 Apr

Black and white

These images from a recent Vogue Paris really caught my eye.

While I enjoy wearing black and white (I talked about it back here, remember?) I had lost sight of just how striking the combination can be.

The photos also reminded me of a few things I’ve had on my shopping wishlist for a while – black Ray-Ban Wayfarers, a white lace top, a black bomber jacket and white sneakers – that I should start hunting down, because of the impact they’d each have on my wardrobe.

I know some of you are nervous about wearing black and white together for fear of looking like a waiter or a penguin, but I think if you take these photos for inspiration, that won’t happen.

Just like wearing all black, it’s about how you wear it.

Consider the texture of the fabrics, the shapes of the garments and the interesting and unique accompanying accessories. (The decoration)

It’s not just about wearing any old white top with black bottoms.

That’s just boring.

black and white

black and white

black and white

All images above from Vogue Paris.

 

Can you come up with some interesting outfit combinations using existing black and white pieces from your wardrobe? If not, what could you add to your wardrobe to give you more options?

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Something I See Often When I’m Shopping With Clients

11 Apr

men shopping

I think there should be a “Gentleman’s Lounge” in department stores and shopping centres, where bored men can go and watch the footy/races/read, etc…and sit and wait for their partners while they’re shopping for clothes.

I’m often amused when I see men (and I see it all the time) walking 5 feet behind, patiently sitting and waiting or being asked “What do you think?”….all with a very blank, completely uninterested/tortured expression on their face. It always makes me laugh.

So I think this Instagram feed “Miserable Men – Men that went shopping” is hilarious.

Look familiar?

Men shopping tired

Men Shopping Tired

Men shopping tired

men shopping tired

I hope that gave you a laugh as it did me.

 

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Day To Night

7 Apr

suit with sneakers

A suit worn casually with a pair of sneakers and a tee during the day and then….dressed up in the evening with heels and fancy earrings.

suit worn with heels

This is what I’ve mentioned many times before about using your clothes in lots of different ways.

Making sure when you buy something that you’re not restricted by only being able to wear it one way.

If you missed it read –  “The Final Question I Ask Myself Before I Make A Purchase” here.

And you can read the whole article about taking a suit from day to night here.

 

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