A vibrant true red, worn with black always makes me feel joyful and confident. Do you have favorite outfits that make you feel taller, thinner and happier when you wear them? Here on my blog, I try to break down the details and explain why certain combinations are winners for me and others may not do the trick so well. Sometimes knowing why something works or doesn’t work helps you to buy the right pieces or create more winning looks from what you already own.
The color of this IC Collection jacket had me at hello, but when I saw the triangle shape of the body and the bell sleeves I was unsure as to how all that volume was going to work on me. I am happy to report it is a winning combination that is very flattering. The design secret is that the top part of the sleeve and the shoulders of the jacket fit well before flaring out. The black embroidery creates a flattering vertical line.
The uneven hemline doesn’t visually cut my body in half at the middle. The neckline doesn’t include a bulky collar, or other fussy details and the zipper with a large faux pearl allows me to create a small V by not zipping it all the way. Because I have an inverted triangle shape, plain and simple in the shoulder and neckline area are a top priority. I don’t need to add more volume or width to that area, but wearing design details that start lower on the body visually balances my shape.
The pants are my favorite body skimming style (709) from my site here. Another large shipment is on the way. Look for them to arrive early next week. The shoes are from last year by Kenneth Cole. I rarely wear heels during the day but will likely always wear them in the evening and for special occasions. The clutch is several years old. Note that I wore statement earrings (old from Chico’s) with no necklace.
The beautiful IC Collection jacket here was a gift from my friends at My Fair Lady. Readers of my blog can use the Coupon Code (Spring18) now thru April 30th for an additional 15% off your whole order.
My computer will be in the shop for a short while, so the next blog post will be published after Monday. Have a great weekend!