How to: wear the most difficult pieces in your closet

We often con ourselves into purchases with the ‘it’s a timeless piece’ speech or ‘cost per wear means it’s basically free’ pep talk but when those pieces become more like dust collectors you begin to resent and avoid them all together.

We have put together a list of the most difficult pieces in our wardrobes and how to wear them now. Whether yours is a lacy confection or a sheer delight there can be nothing harder than finding the right under pinning for that gossamer number.

Rather than mask your body with ill-fitting undergarments consider high waist under-wear, even leotards that will cling in all the right places while giving just a glimpse of the silhouette underneath. Focus on highlighting your best asset whether that be long legs or a toned tummy. Keep hem lines long and down play accessories to ensure the look doesn’t become over the top.

The Over-Sized Knit

It begs to envelope you in its fluffy, forgiving silhouette but failed attempts to incorporate it into that perfect outfit often result in leaving it abandoned on your bedroom floor. The key to this look is proportion. Avoid pairing it with tight pieces as this will work against your silhouette, slicing it in half. A knee grazing midi-skirt will transform any old knit into a must have piece, while loosely tailored pants will ensure the look is work appropriate and weekend- ready.

 

The Statement Necklace

Easy to fall in love with but hard to leave the house in, the statement necklace can turn the simplest dress into an over- dressed nightmare. Try pairing your jewels with informal wardrobe basics. White T-shirts and gray pull-overs get a quick makeover with something sparkly. Keep things tonal – silver pairs perfectly with grey but won’t make you feel like the crown jewels are hanging around your neck.

The Boyfriend Jean
Dare we say this trend might be one that sticks? Comfy and practical boyfriend jeans are your new best friend. A crisp white shirt and blazer combination will translate effortlessly from office to cocktail hour. Slung just under your hip bone and always rolled at the cuff these jeans work on all shapes and sizes. Heels aren’t a must but will add that extra bit of polish to on or off duty looks.

 

The Boyfriend Jean

Dare we say this trend might be one that sticks? Comfy and practical boyfriend jeans are your new best friend. A crisp white shirt and blazer combination will translate effortlessly from office to cocktail hour. Slung just under your hip bone and always rolled at the cuff these jeans work on all shapes and sizes. Heels aren’t a must but will add that extra bit of polish to on or off duty looks.

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13 Comments

  • Reply enjoyfashion Tuesday 10th June, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    You are too fashionable and I love that necklace.

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  • Reply Sparkles17 Monday 5th May, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Have lots of necklaces that I love but never wear, good tips!

  • Reply Saroosh Wednesday 2nd April, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    great ideas

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Sunday 30th March, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Good tips and looks!

  • Reply candicelee22 Wednesday 19th March, 2014 at 11:56 am

    The knit looks so cute!

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 8th March, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Great!

  • Reply stels Sunday 16th February, 2014 at 10:15 am

    greattips!

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Monday 10th February, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Love my boyfriend jeans!!!

  • Reply dj23249 Monday 10th February, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Love the lead photo

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 9th February, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Love Statement Jewellery

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 8th February, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Handy tips.

  • Reply yslyenom Friday 7th February, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 7th February, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I think we all have pieces like this.

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