Sure it’s 90 degrees outside and still officially summer, but I can’t stop daydreaming about fall colors and all the looks I want to try when the weather starts to turn. Among these is the boyfriend jean, a trend that had eluded me (and my hips) until working on this post, and here’s why – I kept trying to actually wear my boyfriend’s jeans. But bulky and loose does not a cute outfit make! Fortunately, I’ve experience a denim miracle thanks to GAP Factory and I need to tell you about it – ASAP.
ulottes – a man-repelling piece of clothing that only your grandmother can pull off? Or a stylish trend that YOU can pull off? I’ll go with a combo of the two – a cute item to refresh your closet that men definitely do not understand (they don’t get the short pants thing). But I love them and I think they are quite flattering on women. In fact, I’ve been experimenting all summer with a number of ways to wear them for work, play and a night out. Read on for ideas and inspiration to fulfill your own culotte dreams!
As a woman with wide hips and muscular legs, I’ve spent countless years studying and trying different ways to either hide or flatter these parts of my body that sometimes I hate and sometimes I embrace. (I’m a woman. I waffle about my body. We all do.) So when I find an outfit that flatters these parts, I wear the hell out of it. And I want to tell the rest of the big-hipped, female world about it – because in this case it cost me under $60!!! This post is about two things – flattering hips and shopping super-sales. Also – there are cute pics of my dog ahead, too.
One of my favorite going-out looks is rocking shorts with heels. Together they are an unlikely pair since shorts are usually considered extremely casual and high heels are fancy. But that’s why I like to wear outfits like this so much – it makes me feel rebellious to do something unexpected! I believe anyone can give this a try, but I do have a couple rules of thumb I follow to keep the lines and the look balanced. Read on for my tips!
While some may think fashion is superficial, I am of the mind that personal style is an art form. The way one puts her clothing together is a true expression of herself and what’s going on inside. If I’m honest with you, I’d admit that I dress for attention because I want the world to wonder what’s happening behind these crooked eyes and goofy smile. It’s important for me that I am seen as different, brave and playful – and I use my clothes to convey this every single day. Others may not see the same value in that form of expression – which is fine too – as long as we respect each other as the artists we each are in our own ways.