One of my favourite things to do over the weekend is catching up with my girlfriends over a yummy lunch (and perhaps a cheeky glass of wine!) It’s just a recipe that always works – AND it’s good for the soul.
Grabbing lunch with the girls is also the perfect excuse to looking good while still feeling comfortable…you don’t want to look overdressed BUT you don’t want to feel too casual either!
Of course, you don’t have to dress up for your girlfriends, but in our busy lives, sometimes the best chance to celebrate our style AND inspire each other is with our girlfriends.
Because there are NO rules when it comes to what you wear (as long as you feel good – ROCK on!) there are certain problems we ALL face at times that actually have simple solutions!
If you HEART your skinny jeans, join the gang! Your skinnies are always reliable…and always easy to wear BUT sometimes we just need our jeans to feel a touch more sassy and sophisticated.
The juxtaposition between the formal looking shirt and heels elevates your skinny jeans to a whole NEW level for that instant COOL factor! Et voila – you’re ready to do some serious launching!
TOP TIP: Play around with turning up your jeans to show off some sexy ankle cleavage!
So YOU might be comfortable wearing just one colour, or perhaps your wardrobe consists of lots of basics…this just means you can REALLY go to town adding your personality through your accessories and a bright lip!
Let your accessories do the talking! If you feel most comfortable in simple plain items but seek a little ‘lift’ to your style then ALL you need is to go BOLD with your add –ons!
Just add a POP of bright lipstick for instant ‘glam-without-trying’, some oversized sunglasses (tres French chic) AND a statement necklace to bring some sparkle, pizzazz and a focal point for your outfit.
A winning formula EVERY time!
TOP TIP: If you’re rocking a chunky, statement necklace remember for the BEST fit, it should be either ONE inch shorter than your neckline (sitting on your skin) or ONE inch longer (resting on your top).
I think we ALL have those days when we feel a little self-conscious (particularly around that time of the month!) and just want to throw on a big jumper and HIDE!
But by covering up in oversized tops or shapeless dresses, you may actually be making yourself look frumpier. It’s high time to celebrate being YOU – because there is only ONE you, and you’re pretty AWESOME!!!
Forget the myth that you’ve got to wear something tight to create a flattering silhouette!
By simply layering a cropped top over a blouse or shirt gives the illusion of an INSTANT waist and a sexy silhouette without clinging to our tummy areas! Great when you’re feeling bloated and want to leave plenty of room for lunch!
Add a pair of ankle booties with a small heel for extra sass!
TOP TIP: Rouche the sleeves of your top to give your look a more effortless, cool vibe!
I hope these quick and easy style up-dates that you can pick and choose from to ADD to your look leave you feeling stylish, confident and ready to celebrate being YOU when you next step out to lunch with friends!
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