Us girls like everything oversized! This time its the turn of the coat.
Us girls like everything oversized - whether it's the handbag, the knitwear or that slice of chocolate cake we shouldn't have had with our lunch. This time it's the turn of the coat. The oversized coat. Just think this favourable motto of mine: the bigger the coat, the slimmer the leg. Which, according to the nickname 'thunder thighs', is a motto to live and die by for me! We've got a few tips and tricks to make this trend work for you.
If you're tall - congratulations - you can wear this trend anyway, choose a cropped cape or a mid calf camel coat, just remember to keep the bottom half skinny and it will look great. Might I suggest the AMAZING Utzon leather leggings or the Dom and Ruby one's we've got just instore now - excellent to make any leg look slim and trim.
However if, like me, you are slightly shorter (5ft 2.5" exactly) and curvy then think of these two tips. Don't go any longer than mid-thigh, that way extending the legs and still giving the same Brigitte Bardot vibe making you look inches taller but not drowning you. Also keep details to a minimum - don't confuse things with a lot of pattern or embellishments (sorry, the oversized sequinned cape with feathers and a one-man-band attached is out of the equation) Keep it simple!
We love the styling seen in the Sunday Herald (by Ms Arrighi!!!) where we saw the fantastic Bibby coat from Diane von Furstenberg featured. The accessories are simple and the impact is anything but. We think this look works great with skinny leggings (as mentioned before: try J Brand, Dom&Ruby or Halston Heritage) oversized longer-length knitwear with a simple tee underneath and shoe-boots (apologies this shoe-trend isn't going anywhere either!) For night try with a Victorian style blouse (like the fab DVF one we've got) but you must keep the leggings slim (hope you've got the hint yet!)
Add on an oversized envelope clutch (still trying to find my perfect one - any suggestions email email@example.com thanks!) to bag loads of style and ta-da daytime chic for these winter months!
The Girls x