To balance your body shape, try wearing it with a thinner knit on top such as a Merino wool or cashmere top and your fuller or pleated midi. This will balance out the volume on your lower half.
Wearing one colour or depth of colour from waist to toe will make your legs look like they go on forever. Knee high boots or a pair of heels dresses it up plus a little swish of the skirt is fun. ;)
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A thin Merino wool baggy sweater layered over a soft moving silk maxi can be dressed up or dressed down.
The trick is to keep both the top and bottom fabrics thin. Lightweight wools look chic and a soft silk will move and follow your body as you walk.
Depending on the situation at work, wearing trainers will give you that laid back casual style. Wearing trainers to work isn’t what it used to be. In fact, depending on the way you wear them you can look professional and cool at the same time. No scuffs, tears or stains obviously so your trainer doesn’t look like a gym shoe but more of a fashion statement.
Plus your feet will thank you!
Another work option is a pencil skirt at the knee or midi length which looks instantly chic with a thin or a chunky jumper/sweater. It’s all about proportions.
You can throw a thin layer underneath and it will go from day to night in a flash.
Remember if you are wearing something tighter on the bottom, you can wear something chunkier on top.
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How do you use a new trend each season? Do it your way. If you aren't into wearing a suit, you could try a menswear pattern in a midi length for a new twist to your workwear look. Knee length boots or ankle boots can take your look from dressy to casual.
What to buy?
I know you can’t wait to shop for the new season but before you flex those credit cards, STOP ✋ Shop your own wardrobe first of all. Did you buy a midi skirt (or dress) last year? Try it on with a few of your jumpers to see if the look works for you.
At a Colour Me Beautiful image consultation we are all about using your own wardrobe first and foremost, working with the things that you already own. We talk about how to build a stylish wardrobe. It’s an investment in yourself that keeps on giving, season after season.
You can start by learning your best colours in a Colour Analysis and body shapes in a Style Consultation. Our most popular makeover is called The Works! We can also edit your wardrobe to help you figure out what you should buy and then even take you shopping!
Want to try yourself? We speak your language! Find your own personal Colour Me Beautiful consultant here...
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