I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, that I am more of a shorts person that a dress type of gal, even though I have purchased two dresses in the past month…(shh don’t tell Scott). Shorts for me work better with my lifestyle and body shape. I have two sports obsessed boys who I am either playing some one on one basketball with or kicking the footy – shorts work better for both.
Lets move out of those pants this summer and shine some sun onto those legs. Though take some points into consideration;
Make sure the shorts your wearing or buying are right for your body shape.
- Consider your height, longer shorts create the impression of shorter legs, while shorter shorts lengthen the leg, giving the impression of height.
- Look for shorts that have clean, straight lines. The large pockets on cargo pockets tend to draw attention to your hips and thighs. Instead, opt for shorts in fun bright colours, or a print. Dark-coloured shorts are also slimming and can look both casual and sophisticated paired with the right shoes.
- Nothing but your legs should be sticking out from the bottom of your shorts. This goes for the pockets of jean shorts, underwear, and anything else your shorts cover. Once you’ve hit the big 3-0, cut back on embellishments and short short hemlines. Look to structured lines to polish your look. In your 40s+ Reach for longer lengths and tailored detailing for a chic sophisticated look.
The idea of mixing or even wearing prints can seem a bit out there…..or possibly not a good idea. But it can be done, as you should of done during our #dailystyledares last week. So here’s a little inspiration to get you on your way.
To do it right you need to remember a couple of things;
- the easiest being to mix prints within a similar colour scheme – this way the print ties and blends together, while still making a bold statement.
- If your pieces don’t share a color within their prints, a similar background colour, like brown, black, white, or grey, becomes important.
- An easy way to start mixing prints is to wear Stripes and Polka Dots together – or the same print. Wearing both in a black and white colour scheme, will keep it chic and stylish.
- Leopard print goes with everything – so does stripes, even together!
- Keep your prints to only 2, its easy on the eye and you can see the outfit as one, anymore than 2 say 3 it becomes a bit much and too loud – and no one will know where to look
- Use a small and large print – not both of the same, again more to do with the effects of the eye and confusing them
Now head to your wardrobe pull out a print and start matching it – give yourself your own fashion parade and have fun!
(all photos sourced from pinterest)
We love the double denim combo, though we know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.. My brother for instance tells me that it and I belong back in the 80’s.
Well these days you can rock the duo, but you must have two shades of denim. I prefer to wear a lighter shade on top and darker bottoms. Remembering it doesn’t always have to be two shades of blue, you can easily rock black, white and or grey denim too. Also the key to making the duo work is to have a statement piece drawing the eye away from the denim. A cool scarf, statement necklace a pop of colour somewhere that stands out.
My everyday style, keeping it easy and fun mixing prints.