It's been a long time since I wore a skirt that wasn't a pencil skirt, I love a dress of all lengths but I struggle with mini skirts that fit my short frame. Thankfully I still had this leather mini my mam gave me over 11 years ago, it still had the tags and she'd had it years so it's crazy that I've only just got around to wearing it myself. I think it needs some love!
The French seem to have it down when it comes to dressing, that undeniably effortless style that oozes confidence, personality and edge. That nonchalant approach that some how feels well thought out and meticulously planned. I was challenged by La Redoute to style 5 essential items (as voted for by French fashionistas) into interchangeable outfits over 5 days. Accepting the challenge I took the key pieces which, I would regard as wardrobe essentials myself, and created a lookbook of outfits I'd wear for various occasions from meetings to events and social gatherings.
Balance. One of the most important elements in life, it covers all areas, and if achieved correctly creates perfect harmony. In fashion balance is of visual proportions, we've all heard the rule (hate that word) boobs or legs. Truth is you can wear what you like and feel comfortable in, style is an expression. I like plunging necklines but I'd feel a little too exposed with bare legs and arms.