It’s time for the last, but certainly not the least of our gorgeous body shapes – the juicy Apple!! Now for all you older ladies out there, this shape may start to sound familiar – it tends to be a shape quite a few of us turn into as we get a little older – but there can also be some Spring Apple chickens in the mix too!
So what makes you an Apple shape and how can can you look your best?
I love me a good trend (did I mentioned I’m addicted to statement pants? Ad.Dic.Ted… remember this?). Peplums, neon and floral prints have also all made their way into my wardrobe already this Spring…. BUT there is also something to say for classic style. A well cut blazer, a pretty, girly frock and an amazing pair of heels are ALWAYS welcome in my style books and are often the first things I recommend my clients have in their wardrobe.
The age-old question….
Hands up if you’ve ever walked into a shop, taken one look around, thought “this is all too hard” and walked out again! My hand is well and truly up, I can tell you that now! In fact, I did it twice in the same day last week. AND I’M SUPPOSED TO SHOP FOR A LIVING!
The calm before the store – Zara Bondi Junction just before opening
Let me explain – Zara Bondi Junction opened on Thursday. (I’m in Sydney for a month for those of you who are slightly confused about where I live right now….. join the club haha!). Friday morning, first thing I rocked up, imaginary credit card in hand, ready to go craaaaaazy in Zara. But there was just SO. MANY. CLOTHES…. and SO. MANY. PEOPLE…. I didn’t know where to start, I didn’t know what I was looking for, and to be honest, I didn’t really feel like trying anything on (MOST out of character for me. In fact I think the boy’s jaw just hit the ground reading this). It was all too much so I walked out and had a coffee.
No it’s not type of fruit, a speech impediment or a style of Scottish dancing (these are some of the options I was offered when I asked around….)
A peplum is defined by The Fairchild’s Dictionary of Fashion as an extension of a bodice that comes below the waistline, sometimes pleated, sometimes flared…. now does that help? Thought not. In easy, everyday terms, a peplum is a slightly flared detail on a blouse or a dress. It kinda looks like a little mini skirt around your waist.
Riiiiiiiight, I hear you say. But wait! It is actually a really flattering trend…. I found this great little top at Glassons (can you tell it’s my new favourite shopping destination??). Normally I would stay clear of such a high neckline (not so flattering on a larger bust) but I think the streamline shape of the top (and the fact that I’m wearing it with the same colour pants), plus the accessories, is a really feminine and flattering shape.
Top from Glassons, necklace from eBay
Peplum top from Glassons, necklace from eBay and pants are vintage Trelise Cooper (always wear a slimline pant or skirt to balance out the width of a peplum – it’s all about defining your waist and giving you a girlie figure!)
So now you know I can wear a peplum, but here is how you can too!
Ok, so maybe POP isn’t a good way to describe this weeks colour, it’s probably more of a soft, floaty whisper, but it’s a great colour all the same. Here are a few of the reasons I’m loving mint green right now….
Nothing like a bit of Pin-spiration (images from Pinterest)
So I’m desperately wishing that Spring would hurry up and get here! (I’m kinda done with the cold now, two layers or less of clothing would be nice). One of the trends that will be huge for Spring is the pastel look, and as you know, I LOVE a colour trend! Everyone can get involved in a colour trend no matter what you shape, size, colouring, lifestyle or budget!