How To Wear…

I’m liking this idea for a regular feature on my blog.  So if you have any items of clothing that you love, but you don’t know how to wear, feel free to comment and I’ll see if I can help you out!

The tricky thing about styling is that what suits me, may not suit you.  Styling not only depends on what you like to wear and feel comfortable in, but also your height, the length of your back, the size of your bust (in fact, the length and size of most body parts), your colouring and your left big toe – okay, well of course now I am exaggerating but so much plays a part in clothes that suit and flatter.

Just a few examples – because of the length of my legs, I can’t wear dark coloured flats.  You will see in most of my outfit posts, my shoes are a bright colour.  The length of a dress or skirt will determine how high I need my heel – one centimetre in length makes a huge difference.  When wearing my brogues, I have to consider the length of my top, and the length of my jeans – proportions are everything for height and size perceptions.

But thankfully, some items work for everyone, and thankfully, once you get an idea of what works for you, the rest is pretty easy.  And of course you know I will also say, try something new, out of your comfort zone, just to see how it works;)

I couldn’t find the right picture to emphasise my point, so I got carried away on Google Images instead…

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12 Comments on How To Wear…

  1. Margaret Irvine
    February 8, 2014 at 11:16 AM (4 years ago)

    Brilliant post ! This is a great idea and I will certainly be using you for advice.

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    • silverbrogues
      February 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Margaret – you know where I am!

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  2. iwontwearsludgebrown
    February 8, 2014 at 1:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Ha ha love the idea of using animals to illustrate your point. Brilliant! One of my pet hates is seeing long bodied girls wearing low rise jeans. I want to pull them right up to balance out the body. So far I’ve resisted as I don’t want to get arrested ;-/

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    • silverbrogues
      February 13, 2014 at 4:22 PM (4 years ago)

      I couldn’t resist these pics! Funny comment – imagine if you did it!!

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  3. Style At Every Age (@styleateveryage)
    February 8, 2014 at 5:32 PM (4 years ago)

    I don’t really consider much, if I like something I usually buy it regardless, but I know what shapes suit my apple figure but I’d be at a loss about looking better in a certain shoe colour. Very interesting though x

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    • silverbrogues
      February 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM (4 years ago)

      Sometimes your choices depend on how you are feeling that day too! But I may over-think things slightly!

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  4. Liz
    February 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM (4 years ago)

    I love those image! What a brilliant idea. Everything really is about proportion but sometimes it’s hard to see that when looking in the mirror! Love Liz xxx

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    • silverbrogues
      February 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM (4 years ago)

      The dreaded mirror! Even the angle of how it sits can distort your own view!

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  5. Andrea
    February 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM (4 years ago)

    I look forward to more of this too! Ax

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    • silverbrogues
      February 13, 2014 at 4:31 PM (4 years ago)

      Sometimes it’s hard to mix and match your own wardrobe, it’s much more fun working on someone else’s!

      Reply
  6. katiedz
    February 24, 2014 at 9:13 AM (3 years ago)

    great idea. I am sure there is stuff in my wardrobe that doesn’t get an outing because I don’t know what to wear it with.

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    • silverbrogues
      February 25, 2014 at 7:43 PM (3 years ago)

      So much gets wasted, I always wear the things I love. It is so hard to motivate yourself to follow through though!

      Reply

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