Call it sheer genius or super lazy genes, but here’s how I skip the trip to the tailor if I’ve shopped for ill-fitting clothes:
#1 Problem: Loose jacket
Solution: A brooch
Pin the back of your jacket or blazer with a brooch that will not only give you some shape but also add an interesting element to your outfit. More than anything else, people will notice the tiny details of your look without realising the real motive. This is a great trick for loose shirts or blouses too. I usually add a tiny brooch at the bottom of my jacket before I wear it to know exactly how much to cinch in.
#2 Problem: Loose shirt
Solution: The tuck
Unless it’s a Friday afternoon brunch date with your girls, an oversized shirt is usually a big no-no. But here’s how you make it work. Do up the first few buttons and tuck in your shirt in a zig-zag pattern for a unusual drape and a perfect fit. Alternatively, you can tie a knot for a fitted and casual look. This works for a T-shirt as well.
#3 Problem: Long dress/ maxi skirt
Solution: A knot
This is the most common problem when you shop for maxi skirts and dresses. So if I’m too lazy to get them altered or just too excited to wear it immediately, I tie a knot at the bottom of the dress. This gives me a different silhouette and a lazy escape. Even when I get my dress altered, I tend to leave it an extra inch long so that I can knot it up for a fun alternative.
#4 Problem: Low-neck blouse
Solution: Cami Secret
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than a low-neck top at work. Of course you can layer your blouse but that more often than not ruin the silhouette. Invest in a cami secret that you can clip on to your bra straps to create the look of a lacy camisole under any top, without the bulk. Shop for Cami Secret on amazon.com