Happy Saturday to you all :). I took a quick picture of my slouchy Saturday outfit today – I can’t work out whether it’s cool or American Tourist™ but this is basically the sort of thing I would be wearing most of the time if I could make it look ok.
I feel like I look pretty straight-figured in this outfit and that may be part of why it works. The main focus for me, looking at these pictures retrospectively, is the minimising effect this outfit has had on my hips/thighs. I mean, the thighs are still very clearly *there* but….just go with me on this one, ok? :p
I usually feel this type of outfit stands or falls on the thigh area – let’s be honest, it’s a masculine, ‘blokey’ look, and it suits straight, boyish figures more than it suits feminine figures. So the figure sporting the outfit needs to kinda reflect that blokeyness for it to work well. I think it’s the cut of these (old Quiksilver) what would now be Roxy clothing trousers that creates that loose, peg-leg trouser look without clinging to the hips. I’ve worn the already low waist, low slung on my body to lengthen my torso and balance my proportions, and furthermore for reasons I can’t figure out, the rolled-up 3/4 leg effect creates a balanced lower half.
I’ve lengthened my lower proportions by just over an inch with my ‘flatforms’ from this previous post which is subtle but certainly helps. The Superdry t-shirt I ordered off Ebay and it’s a size too big at size 10, but it doesn’t look or feel too loose on. I think it helped create a straighter waist section to complement the masculine look of the outfit, but it still vaguely follows the curves of the torso so doesn’t add too much upper-body volume. I’ve had a few Superdry t-shirts over the years, and they last ages, always look great and can be quite fitted when you get them in your correct size. What makes them so good for the female form in my opinion is the cut of the neckline, and the cap sleeves that have a flattering effect of widening the shoulder line a bit, which balances the hips. So I’d highly recommend stocking up on several of these cute t-shirts, they’re great for combining with sports gear, with just jeans and sneakers, or if you’re me, you tuck them into maxi skirts and wear with Converse too (to work, as well)….I’ve not tried their vest/tank tops yet, and that would be next on my agenda to see how well they are cut also.
Anyway, just a brief look at todays slouchy outfit for you – even if it is a bit American Tourist™, you can maybe take the principles and make them work for you with different colour trousers or lose the cap etc. Have a great week, speak to you soon! ❤
Ps sorry to my American readers – let it comfort you that American Tourist™ is no where near as bad looking as British Tourist™, who sports socks with sandals, awful billowing Bermuda shorts and probably a full dress shirt and tie on the top half, because British. And if you were my grandfather’s generation, you wore an undershirt (vest as we call it) 365 days a year, despite it being blazing summer or whatever, because it was practically pornography not to wear your undershirt. So….maybe you feel better now….maybe…..? ;P