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OOTD: The Oversized Trend & the Petite Woman

I got back from my birthday vacation from Milan yesterday, and I had a good time. I have been sharing snaps from my holiday on Instagram, so you can catch up on my Milan trip on Instagram. I will also been sharing some of my holiday snaps on the blog along with details of my trip soon, so look out for that post.

I am now trying to get back into the swing of things. I travelled with my iPad Pro and Keyboard, hoping I would be able to get some work done but I was unable to. I was having so much fun, I didn’t even have time to publish a blog post. Yes Milan was that good, and I can’t wait to go back. The shops were so amazing. I was like a kid in a candy store!

 

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I took these photos in Essex some weeks ago. It was a cold wet day, but the rain stopped just in time for me to get these shots taken.

I have fallen in love with the oversized trend. I have always liked the trend, but I seem to be picking more and more oversized pieces lately. As a petite lady, I find it odd that they look good on me. I previously wrote about style tips for the petite woman, and it is funny I broke a few rules here. But it is allowed for an oversized look.

This is the trend I am into for now. Who knows what I will be into next month!

 

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However, there is a very thin line between looking stylish and looking frumpy when it comes to rocking oversized pieces. So thin, many cross it everyday without knowing. I think I should write a post on that, what do you think?

 

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What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of the oversized trend? Do share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

WHAT I WORE

Black Suedette ZigZag Tassel Oversized Jumper – c/o Apricot

Black Leather Leggings – Max Mara

Grey Boots – Uggs Australia

Blue Bag – Nine West

Charcoal Sequin Cocoon Cardigan – c/o Apricot

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Earrings – Tulsidas Dubai

 

 

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OOTD: Casual Day Wear Look

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I like the casual day wear trend especially in the summer. Most times, I find it too warm to look all dressed up so I settle for the casual day wear look and it suits my lifestyle just fine. Here are some tips to have in mind when experimenting with the casual day wear look:

 

Go for Quality

I always go for quality but I pay special attention to my casual day wear pieces because I wear them a lot. Cheap fabrics will fall apart quickly in my hands so I go for the best I can afford every time.

 

Dresses at the Ready

A dress is  a great all-purpose, wear anywhere, anytime outfit, so invest wisely. Go for jersey fabrics, they drape beautifully, feel good and will flatter almost every figure.

 

Accessorise Smart

Don’t go overboard with big sparkly jewellery with casual day wear pieces. It would look too much. Keep the accessories small and understated so you look effortlessly chic. A simple scarf, sunglasses, a small bracelet or necklace would do if necessary.

 

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Shop Smart

Don’t just buy clothes or accessories because you like them. Have a plan for every piece you buy. Make sure anything new fills a hole in your wardrobe, in this case, your casual day wear section. This wear you are building a capsule wardrobe, and you will never run out of what to wear.

 

Look Cool

Look cool, casual and trendy this summer by teaming a nice floral dress with flip-flops or sandals like I have done here. This look ensures you stay cool in the heat, and it is so easy to style. As long as your dress is groomed, this look works.

 

Go for a Perfect Fit

Casual day wear does not mean baggy or loose. Go for pieces that suit your body shape. If you rather have a track suit or an oversize top, ensure you balance the look with a pair of skinny jeans, a belt and heels.

 

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Are you a fan of the casual day wear look?

 

What I Wore

Dres – Tenki via House of Fraser

Bag – Nine West

Sandals – Sam Edelman

Sunnies – Here

Watch – Fossil

Bracelet – Guess

 

Fashion Diva Of The Week – Elle

Our fashion diva of the week is Elle from Baltimore.

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She is wearing a top and skirt dress by River Island and shoes by Shoedazzle.

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I love this look.

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For this look, our fashion diva of the week is wearing a white jumper by Forever 21, sandals by Nasty Gal and glasses by H&M. This is so stylish.

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Now this is my favorite look of her, Elle is wearing a Forever 21 shirt, H&M jeans, shoes by Shoedazzle,, bag and sunnies by H&M. This is fab.

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For her final look, stylish Elle is wearing a shirt by River Island, jeans and bag by H&M, jacket by Nine West.

What do you think of her style? I think she is fabulous.

You can see more of her style on her fashion blog – http://stylishlyelle.com/

If you want to feature as a fashion diva of the week, please send full length pictures of yourself and a brief description of what you have on to fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com

Have a fabulous week peoples.

Stella

 

 

 

 

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