Pieces that work, simply work.
World events have made it hard to focus on fashion and what we are wearing because frankly none of us is that interested. It has seemed far too unimportant to talk simply about what’s new, what we want or any of the regular chat that fills our old style days.
At VA, I have used myself as a “fashion barometer” in every feature I write and had the personal approach of wanting, needing or knowing a piece is an excellent addition to the wardrobe. If it doesn’t check those boxes then I haven’t been inclined to talk about it. For the last few months, I haven’t felt this is the page any of us are on and I have been wearing a few favourite dresses, a pair of ever-faithful sweats and most recently my jeans.
Once the jeans came on and thankfully they did without the coathanger trick the question was what to wear on top?
(For those asking – lie flat on the bed, really flat, place the hook of a wire coat hanger through the eye hole of the zipper and pull cautiously. It works but don’t rush it and wait for the denim to stretch. Once you are up and about the denim will give and the jeans will be easy to zip up. With button-ups it’s harder – try placing the coat hanger in the buttonhole and gently pull across; be very gently and take baby movements. Once one is done up, the next one will be easier. Leave the last button until the jeans stretch enough not to constrict any breathing ;))
So, on top? I haven’t needed to face this music because the sweats come with their own obvious choice and the dresses leave me right out of it. Then I remembered the leopard blouse. It is its own version of a sweatshirt for me – wear it anytime, anywhere and it is comfortable – with the added bonus of looking as if I made an effort when really I didn’t give it more than 30seconds.
Leopard print should never be under-estimated and especially the blouse. I promise not to ever again. xv
Leopard Lovely: Take Your Pick
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