outfits – style
This dress is a perfect example of the fact that fashion is cyclical, and that all trends will eventually find their way back to us (let’s face it: if it can happen for the scrunchy, it can happen for everything). Tropical prints are hot and happening at the moment… but I just thought the colors were pretty (yes, I have a very child-like respons to clothing).
It has buttons all the way down, and I like leaving the bottom one open so that there’s a hint of leg going on every now and then. The earrings (which you can barely see in the pictures. oops.) are cheap plastic clip-ons, but they look like the real deal! Exactly how I like my jewellery.
There are a bunch of rules about wearing prints when you’re fuller, and half of them contradict eachother… so I try and stick to just one rule: if you like it, wear it. Simple as that!
dress Vintage (size 12) – earrings secondhand – shoes New Look
Vintage shopping tip: be creative with fitting
Probably the best skill a (plussize) shopper can have, is being creative with the fit of a garmet. For instance: a baggy blazer in a small size might be a fitted jacket for you, a skirt worn at the hips could fit your perfectly at the waist, a tunic dress from the petite section might be a gorgeous top. Once you understand the different ways one garmet might fit 5 different bodytypes and sizes, the possibilities really are endless. An example with my dress: worn unbottuned, it could be a pretty coverup vest to wear over a bikini or bathingsuit, and worn that way it could fit for women several sizes bigger than me.
Yeey, vintageweek is here! First look of the week is all about color, sparkles and patterns :). Don’t forget to check out the vintage shopping tip of the day at the bottom.
Ilove purple and I love sparkly stuff, so this top is really a win-win on all fronts. I truly believe the world would be a much nicer place if we all wore a bit more sparkle from time to time. The skirt is actually a wrap-skirt. I honestly think that wrap-skirts are utterly brilliant. I don’t know why we don’t see them more often! They suit variety of sizes, plus you can adjust them if you want it a bit more fitted or loose (for instance, when you’re going out for sushi :p). Superpractical and super woman-friendly.
The colorpalette of the skirt is so pretty, with the vibrant purple and different shades of blue with some gold intertwined. Whenever I wear this, it immediately lifts my mood! I paired it with a dash of pink lipstick and some supercomfy ballerina-shoes. With my height, you just can’t go through life without a decent collection of flats (okay, maybe you can. Maybe I just like buying shoes). There are probably a bunch of people out there who could turn this into something ubermegafabulous, but I like to keep things simple :).
wrapskirt Vintage (size M) – top vintage (size 12) – shoes Nero Giardini
Vintage shopping tip: Stay true to your own style
It’s an easy mistake to make, especially when you have a bigger size: “oh it fits! I’ll buy it!”, without thinking about “is it my style?”. I can tell you from personal experience this behavior tends to worsen when shopping vintage. Because finding something that fits you might take some time, so you tend to get a bit excited when you do spot an item. And then you just end up with a bunch of clothing you never wear. I made this mistake a lot in the past with bohemian dresses: superpretty, long, flowy, embroidered, frilly dresses. Gorgeous on someone else, but totally not my style. And that’s a pity, cause it’s a waste of closet space and it might have been the perfect dress for someone else, who will now never be able to enjoy it (yes, sometimes I like to think clothes are waiting around for their soulmate to find them!). So just ask yourself every once in a while: it fits, but is it my style?