I wanted to write about something relevant today aside from my usual outfit posts, so I decided to ask for your opinion on what you wanted to read here on Thirstythought via twitter. I got a lot of answers, and one of the most recurring ones was about how to fix fashion dilemmas, emergencies and mishaps. So, throughout this post, I will be sharing some tips and ideas on the fashion problems I was able to solve in this outfit. Hope you enjoy!
Problem 1: The low plunge top.
Tip: If you’re struggling with keeping “the girls” hidden from public view, try using double sided tape to hold your top in place. Just get two small strips and attach them to the top of your shirt and the part of your chest where you want it to stay. Or if you have sensitive skin, consider taping your top to your bra so you don’t get any reactions from the adhesive. Also carry a few strips of tape in your bag in case the ones you have on loose their stickiness!
Problem 2: Too lazy to put on make-up.
Tip: Score yourself some trendy sunnies. They will look cute enough to remain on your face throughout the day! (Or at least until you find time to retouch!)
Problem 3: Finding the right accessories.
Tip: An easy solution would be to identify what look you’re going for, and accessorise accordingly. This look is edgy grunge with hints of femininity, so I threw on spikes, leather and hints of girly via my ring and love bracelet. Of course, this isn’t a rule, so feel free to get creative with your looks!
Problem 4: What to wear under sheer/chiffon.
Tip: For sheer tops, I usually choose from 3 things. A bandeau, a nice bra, or a camisole. For the conservative lot, you can try wearing a nude camisole, so you don’t distact the eye from the print/texture/color of your sheer top. If you’re a bit more daring (and only if you don’t have boobs the size of china), just wear a bra under it, so it peeks through sexily. Or if you want to be more playful, try wearing colored/textured/printed bandeaus so there’s depth and interest.
For sheer bottoms, I usually wear cycling shorts or bandage skirts to keep the silhouettes slimming.
Problem 5: High high high heels.
Tip: High heels may seem daunting, but the trick is really in finding the right pair. These babies are skyscrapers, but I can run a mile in them. I’ve used them so many times, and that’s because I find them really comfy (even comfier than some of my flats!) So be picky when it comes to your soles, and don’t be afraid to rock your outfits in the highest of heels. All you need is the confidence and the right pair of shoes! Of course, it also helps to keep a pair of foldable flats at your disposal. Even the comfiest of heels will hurt after standing in them for hours!
Problem 6: Looking bulky when layering.
Tip: The more you pile on, the wider you seem. It makes perfect sense. The way I fight it is to choose light fabrics to layer with (thin cloth + thin cloth = normal cloth; as opposed to normal cloth + normal cloth = girl who looks fat when she’s not) It also depends on the cut of your clothes. Find tailored and slim fit pieces to ensure a slim silhouette. If you can’t find any, alter it. If you don’t have the means or time, cut it. This vest I have on was actually a really boxy motorcycle jacket. The moment I cut the sleeves off, I was able to wear it so many times more to complement my outfits, instead of having to finding pieces that I could wear with it!
What do you think?
Tattle Tuesdays top and skirt (similar here), DIY vest from an old Clothes for the Goddess jacket (similar here), FFAQ heels, My Everyday Fashion bag (similar here), WAGW spike bracelet (similar here), Cartier love bracelet, Fayness ring and sunnies, House of Luxe leather bracelet (similar here)