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5 Styling Tips For How To Wear Wide Leg Trousers

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It’s been a hot one this week and I’m not a big fan of shorts. I prefer a loose dress or a pair of wide leg trousers, full length or cropped, in a lightweight floaty fabric like a soft cotton, viscose or Lyocell. But I have lots of readers asking how to wear wide leg trousers, especially crops because they can make you look square and boxy. There are some tricks that you can use though, to create shape and balance. Here are 5 styling tips for how to wear wide leg trousers and crops to flatter any shape.

1. Create long lines with a tunic style top and a long necklace to elongate the body.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with long red tunic top

Trousers // Top Same in Navy // Similar necklace // Similar bracelet // Similar cuff //

2. Use statement accessories, or details to draw the eye where you want it to focus.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with white camisole red cat eye sunglasses

Top // Similar sunglasses // Alternative necklace //

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with navy bardot top blue sunglasses

Top // Alternative necklace // Sunglasses //

3. Add a chunky wedge sandal to create balance.

How to wear wide leg trousers, blue print trousers with navy bardot top, wedge sandals

Trousers // Similar...

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How To Mix Colours In Your Wardrobe

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One of the most common questions I get asked is how to mix colours in your wardrobe. You may know what suits you, but you either only wear a handful of colours or you don’t try different combinations of colours. That is one of the reasons I created the new Colour Manual. As well as showing you which is your best Dominant (Light, Deep, Warm, Cool, Bright or Soft) it will also tell you how to discover your secondary colouring; are you better in warmer or cooler colours and for Warm and Soft Dominants are you better in Bright or more Muted colours?

Once you know the answers to those questions you can start to personalise your colour palette by adding in colours that you love. Although you may have a Dominant palette with 30 or so colours in it, there are actually hundreds you can actually wear. Shades of the same colour in slightly lighter or darker hues will also work for you. If there is a colour you love that isn’t in your palette, you...

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Mini Capsule Wardrobes To Suit Your Colouring

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One of my most popular posts ever on the blog was about 4 years ago, but it still sends me traffic pretty much everyday. So this week I thought I would create a new version of 6 mini capsule wardrobes to suit your colouring. I was going to create a video but when I came to edit it, part of the film was blurred (agh) but I think it probably works better as a blog post anyway – Phew!

If you watched last week’s video about why I don’t believe in seasonal colour analysis, you will have seen that I talked about bringing in your personality to you colour palette. Sometimes – and it’s not infrequently – I have clients who don’t actually like the colours that suit them physically. To make a colour palette that works for them and that they are happy to wear, I make some adjustments. In fact it’s really common that those with Bright colouring don’t want to wear a bright red lipstick that should look...

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A Summer Capsule Wardrobe in Earthy Tones

If you are about to go away and haven’t thought about what to pack, here is a done for you, Summer capsule wardrobe in this season’s earthy tones. There are only 11 pieces to pack, plus accessories to give you more than 2 weeks of outfits. For this smart casual capsule, I have included pieces that can be dressed up for evenings or worn more casually during the day. Although these pieces would easily pack into one carry on bag, they also make a great capsule to wear at home during the heat too.

I have included linen and silk pieces (roll when packing to minimise creasing) to stay cool in, but also to add a touch of luxury. When you are packing light, remember to add accessories so that you can change the looks. Pack your jewellery into one of the handbags to save space. With this capsule I have only included 2 pairs of shoes, but if you want to add another pair you can wear them to travel. For your travel outfit choose pieces that tone with the capsule and you can create...

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