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Outfit Formula: Skirt & Flats

Gone are the days when wearing heels (and very high heels) with skirts and dresses elevated your style. It’s more trendy and current than ever to wear skirts with flats, which in most cases is more comfortable, practical and casual. Of course, wearing skirts with heeled footwear is a classic, and you should by all means keep on doing just that if it’s your preference.

The definition of a flat is not clear-cut. I think of heels up to an inch high as flats. Heels between an inch and a quarter and two inches are low heels. Anything higher than

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Outfit Formula: Skirt & Flats

Gone are the days when wearing heels (and very high heels) with skirts and dresses elevated your style. It’s more trendy and current than ever to wear skirts with flats, which in most cases is more comfortable, practical and casual. Of course, wearing skirts with heeled footwear is a classic, and you should by all means keep on doing just that if it’s your preference.

The definition of a flat is not clear-cut. I think of heels up to an inch high as flats. Heels between an inch and a quarter and two inches are low heels. Anything higher than

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Link Love: Sunnies for Summer 2018

Almost anything goes in fashion these days, but just like with clothes, there are sunglasses trends that stand out each year. Tiny sunnies are making a comeback, for example, and according to Glamour, we’ll also be seeing lots of “cat eyes gone extreme.”

StyleCaster predicts we’ll also be welcoming back colourful sunnies and embellished frames.

If you’d love to sport a pair of tiny sunglasses, The Cut has some tips on which pair might work best for your face shape.

Looking for a budget-friendly option? Then have a look

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Weekly Roundup: Assorted Summer Items

If you like knee-covering casual and dressy frocks with sleeves, stock up right now because it’s the BEST dress season I’ve seen in a long time. I was done with my Spring and Summer refresh in March, but could not resist a few more dresses. I just bought Club Monaco’s Elianna Knit Dress, because it’s exactly where I want to be with dresses. No more sheaths and sack silhouettes for now — I crave structure up top but want flare at the bottom

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Brand Spotlight: Camper

Camper is a Spanish footwear brand that’s been around for years. The shoes are designed and developed in Mallorca, but I’m not sure that’s where they are still manufactured. I’m spotlighting Camper footwear because it’s great quality, uniquely designed, comfortable, and less pricey than designer footwear. I adore and respect their commitment to quality and modern aesthetics at a below-designer price point.

These Euro shoes are made for walking because in Europe walking is a popular mode of transport. The footbeds are spongy

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Skirt and Dress Do’s and Don’ts

There is only ONE rule in fashion, and that’s to have fun with your style and enjoy the journey. Don’t take it too seriously, learn from the mistakes, and laugh a lot. Everything else is a guideline that you can take or leave at your discretion. There is no right or wrong in fashion and style. Only your own set of preferences that are subjective and personal.

In that spirit here’s a set of do’s and don’ts for skirt and dresses that my clients and friends have found helpful and somewhat empowering, and you might too:

Do’s

  • Do wear skirts and dresses with diagonal hems and lines because they create a flattering visual effect.
  • Do wear skirts and dresses with casual flats and sneakers.
  • Do wear corporate skirts and dresses sans hosiery. Bare legs are just fine unless your dress code states otherwise.
  • Do wear midi skirts and dresses when you’re petite, and by all means pair them with flats.
  • Do wear casual skirts and dresses for casual wear.
  • Do wear skirts and dresses if you don’t feel good in shorts.
  • Do wear shapewear under dresses and skirts if you prefer the visual effect of the contouring. Shapewear is a lot more comfortable than it used to be.
  • Do wear skirts and dresses that aren’t black because there is style life after black.
  • Do wear dresses and skirts when you find pants and jeans hard to fit.
  • Do wear dresses over pants to create a tunic vibe.
  • Do wear skirts and dresses in Winter with hosiery, tall boots, and a coat. Throw in the thermal layers too.

Don’ts

  • Don’t purchase a skirt without purchasing a top to wear with it, unless you have a suitable top at home. There are too many orphaned skirts in the world.
  • Don’t purchase a beautiful dress just to cover it up with a topper because it’s sleeveless or too cold to wear for an occasion.
  • Don’t ignore an ill-fitting dress or skirt if it can be easily altered to create a perfect fit.
  • Don’t feel that you have to wear skirts and dresses with dressy heels.
  • Don’t allow skin imperfections to stop you from wearing skirts and dresses.
  • Don’t wear skirt and dress lengths that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Don’t rule out polyester or polyester-rich skirts and dresses because they’re affordable, crease-resistant, easy to launder, robust, and can drape like a dream.
  • Don’t eliminate skirts and dresses from your style because they’re fussy. They’re not. TRY THEM.

This list is by no

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