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The Navy Sweater

22 Nov

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According to Ines de la Fressange, a navy sweater is one of her “Magnificent Seven” basics every wardrobe must have.  (We all know – right? – that basics are the key to creating great outfits.

Here’s a little excerpt from her book, Parisian Chic, detailing why she thinks we all need one among our collection of knits.

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READ: “The Basics” here 

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The Light Blue Shirt

5 Nov

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You know that I’m a big fan of the white shirt for it’s versatility and of course it’s timeless appeal for those classic dressers amongst us, but equally stylish and handy to have in the wardrobe (and possibly more complimentary to various complexions) is the light blue shirt.

Wear it with..

*Do keep in mind that although a blue shirt is a classic (timeless) piece, it will still date.  Remember shapes change. A blue shirt you bought back in the 90’s, while it still might be in impeccable condition if you’re not wearing it often, will more than likely be outdated today due to it’s large pointy collar, low armholes and wide sleeves.  If it’s a hard-to-part-with favourite, determine whether your shirt could be altered and modernised or whether you need to be ruthless and give it a toss.  

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TIP – Consider shopping in the mens or boys section for a blue shirt.  As you can see in the pictures above it doesn’t need to be worn super fitted.

See how Ines De La Fressange wears a blue shirt in this little video here

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How To Tie Your Trench

6 Aug

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Instead of always buckling up your trench coat, try wrapping it around you and tying it in a knot.

Tying it can take it from business-y and formal to cool and casual.

If you went to Girl Guides you might be able to come up with some clever ways to knot it.  But it’s fine, if you’re like me and didn’t, to just knot it any old way.

You can see in some of the photos the knot is placed right on the stomach and in others it’s to the side. I tend to wear mine to the side because I like it to look flat across my tummy.  You’ll be able to work out for yourself (in your full length mirror) where it looks best on you.

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While tying a trench is one way to wear it, it is by no means the only way.   (Just because this way of wearing a trench might not work for your body shape, it doesn’t mean you should give up on wearing one. Also keep in mind that trench coats come in many different styles and fabrics and a classic, heavy version might not be your best option)

Stay tuned for different ways you can wear your trench.

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Black, White And Grey

25 Jun

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You might recall a couple of weeks ago I talked about how to wear black and white.  Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to go through your wardrobe and consider what black and white pieces you own and have been able to come up with many different ways to wear them.

Now it’s time to add another color(shade) into the mix.

Grey.

You might think you can’t wear grey, but don’t give up on it til you’ve tried several different shades. (For example a light grey might make you look a bit washed out, but a charcoal could be fine)  Or if you like it and feel you can’t (don’t want to) wear it near your face, consider a shoe, pair of jeans, skirt, bag or pants.

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*You might also like to read, “How To Wear White Jeans In Winter” here

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