Happy Sunday ladies. Yesterday’s conversation on would you wear it was a lively one. The mannequin’s outfit was loved by some and as expected, disliked by others. That’s the wonderful thing about fashion….we have many options and can choose what works for us.
I found this mannequin at my local Anthropologie. I love that store for unique looks and fun accessories. The whole store has a bohemian vibe I find stimulating, even if I can’t wear most of their things.
Here’s my take-
A classic white button-down shirt in 100% linen. The boxy fit could be worn open or buttoned and tucked to add some shape to your figure. They tied it my favorite way, which many of you observed, showed more tummy than you’d like to do. To keep the same look I simply added this white tank underneath.
High waisted, full pants that are slim through the hips with an all-over green and white print. Their exterior flap pockets not only draw attention to the tummy, but their vertical line would also widen the look of your hips. The pattern helps to camouflage that effect very nicely. The contrast of the brown buttons brings the level of formality way down as does the button fly. The wide leg is a stove-pipe shape, meaning they’re full all the way down, without much flare.
Would I wear this?
I’d wear the shirt all the time. I have several very similar shirts hanging in my closet. Because it’s linen, it would wrinkle easily. I recognize that’s part of the charm of linen and have made my peace with that characteristic. For you ladies who won’t wear linen because of the wrinkles, Chico’s has an entire collection of no-iron linen shirts here.
The pants are a favorite shape for me because they help balance my wide shoulders. The green and white pattern also enlarges the look of my bottom half. I seldom wear prints but this abstract design feels fun for spring/summer so I would wear it. I tried on the large, medium and small and found the medium fit best. I would wear them with these platforms (if they were in my budget) or hem one inch and wear these.
My sartorial choices are changing this year, which I see as a good thing. At 63, I’m ready to challenge myself to experiment with colors and shapes in an effort to add more “fun” to my look.
The thing about Anthropologie is that items sell out fast and once they’re gone, they’re gone. They seldom restock so I buy things when I see them. My local Anthropologie doesn’t carry shoes but their online selection is extensive and has lots of fun options.
Are you ready for spring?
Thanks for reading and remember to always wear what makes you feel confident.