However, as with most endeavours, successful dressing is all about having the right tools for the job. The dress of the moment is long-sleeved, mid-length and covered in a vivid print, be it floral, cosmic or leopard print. The best thing about such a dress is that is constitutes an instant, fuss-free summer look, perfect with sandals and sunglasses. After all, is there a better way to turn a simple white shirt and shorts into a fun summer look than by adding a pair of rainbow bright earrings? Statement jewellery is a brilliant way to jazz up a plain summer dress and instantly transforms a daytime outfit to a great evening look on holiday.
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Trainers are possibly the most practical trend that has come our way in years. In the past they were confined to the gym, but now, thanks to the huge revival by former Celine designer Phoebe Philo, trainers can be seen on anyone, at any age. Trainers give a pretty dress a nonchalant, cool look, make jeans look more edgy and look immediately 'on trend' when paired with some tailored trousers. There are so many trainer styles to choose from, sometimes it can be quite overwhelming, but my advice is stick to a style that is comfortable and flatters your feet and ankles. Try on a few different styles and you will find the ideal pair. Stan Smith original trainers are my basic 'go to' trainer; they look cool, retro and knowing without being too shouty. White or cream trainers are a perfect place to start, as they can be worn with all outfits and look subtle but cool.
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Plus-size fashion is designed for women with full figures and natural curves. Because those curves also come in a variety of body shapes, what looks best on one plus-sized figure might not on another. Boost your confidence and look your best by shopping for clothing that matches your body type. Use these guidelines to find the flattering outfits to add to your wardrobe.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Or maybe you have an important meeting right after landing , and your once-polished outfit looks rumpled after hours in economy. For travel pants that are comfortable, stylish and low-maintenance, Jeralyn Gerba, co-founder and editorial director of Fathom , likes easy pieces from Eileen Fisher. A similar pair at a lower price point, these slim, drawstring pants are a favorite of Sarah Corsa, a trip designer at Journy.