Rich mix: red and brown

Don’t you think these two shades are amazing together? So warm, so rich and cheerful!

I especially approve the all red underneath and the gorgeous shoes on those red tights.

I intend to try this match as soon as possible.

Here is some inspiration for you:

There are a few things to consider:

Since you will eventually have to take your coat off, if you are not a supermodel, be careful with the all red underneath, you do not want took like Santa or worse yet like a giant shapeless fluffy ball!! You ought to therefore keep it as simple as possible, best to go for a dress I’d say. But, if you really like the idea of top and trousers/skirt, do go for the most minimal you can find. Shoes in this case are really important, pick the right ones for the whole outfit, with and without coat.

Might be nice to do the opposite match and go for brown dress and tights + red coat and shoes. In fact, it might just be easier, even though more expensive somehow. You will get more use out of a brown coat than a red one, not only because easier to match but also because you will be less likely to get bored with it. The coat is the most expensive item of this look. Now, a red top will last for a long time, not sure about the trousers…

Anyway, I can’t wait to try this out, as soon as I can actually go out anywhere!!

E.

Proportions and how to look slimmer

I have put on weight during “lock down”. I know, most of us have. Mine is all around my thighs and my tummy. I don’t really do diets, I can’t. I can’t give up anything. I love food, I love wine, I love alcohol in general actually. I don’t much like exercise I am afraid. Only walking. I know, its going to be difficult to lose weight this way!  Having said all this, it’s not like I have put on 10 kilos, probably 2 or 3, hopefully. I haven’t the gusts to check. I wasn’t exactly skinny before but still, I am a size 44 now, so not all is lost.

Just for now, in the hope summer will take appetite away, I have to make do with the right clothes, not many though!

This is what I wore earlier today, for my “big outing to the supermarket” (sad or what?!!):

Long black wide leg trousers, no pleats: this way you could not see my chubby thighs, black of course slims down, long makes you taller (just above your ankles though) and no pleats, so you don’t add to your tummy.

White loose medium length t-shirt: White on top, where I am slimmer, makes proportions right and so makes the bottom part, look slimmer. The length also covers my tummy (and it’s loose enough not to hug it) but stops just before my hips.

Pointy flat shoes: they lengthen the legs. Sometimes flat is better than high heels.

I also made sure my eyes had suitable make-up and my face mask was pretty:

and my lovely handbag, I have just bought for the summer:

Apart from knowing it was an optical illusion (I could feel the waist of my trousers a little tight, whereas before it was rather loose), I looked quite good!

E.

 

COS white T-shirts selection

A white t-shirt is what they call a “must have”, always. I reckon one ought to have at least 3, in one’s wardrobe, at any time, perhaps more during summer.  So, if you are missing any, here is a great selection from COS:

You absolutely must look at the details on them, their cut and their fabric. Or not, otherwise you will order them all!!

A white t-shirt will tone down a trousers suit:

a skirt look, a little more casual:

Will make your old jeans very chic:

your chinos cool and more elegant:

and your wide leg trousers even chicer:

E.