I believe that when you are comfortable with what you are wearing, your confidence excels and expels for all to sense. There’s no point in wearing a latex beige bodysuit from Balmain if you’re going to be unable to pee, eat and seldom breathe (yes, Kim, we are looking at you... peach bum or no peach bum, girl what WERE you thinking?
Being comfortable however does not mean one needs to staple themselves to joggers and hoodies with holes in them. No doll. You can be ‘chic and classique’ with simple efforts to truly embody the minimalist chic trend, whilst still being totally ready for lounging through lockdown.
An oversized men’s t shirt
The power of a men’s oversized t shirt is endless. Turn it into a dress by wearing it loose or cinching in the waist with a chunky belt, or a gold chain link belt for added va va. Get white or black for contemporary crispness, or in a bold statement colour like yellow:
Cute socks with kitten heels
I personally love this trend. It’s cute. It’s girly. And who doesn’t love socks? socks with a frilly trim will always be my favourite, or sheer ones. Lately, you can go wild and invest in diamanté or crystallised and beaded socks... try Lirika Matoshi for the cutest socks of them all.
Slicked back hair
Now I know for a fact that many of you are probably going mental not being able to get “yo hair did”. Whether it’s because your high and lowlights are fading away, or that your ends are becoming ratty... or that your roots are darkening by the day... OR you’re THAT girl who gets a blowout everyday. I feel you. Sort of. But as a woman with pixie hair, I’m pretty cool with these sort of things. Long hair or short hair however, a slicked back look can be rocked and werked. but Garnier Cocoa Butter Hair Oil, combined with ECO olive oil styling gel, Batiste dry shampoo and got2b glued hair spray - all available from Superdrug. Using a big headed brush, gently comb the hair back, maintaining a flattering shape to the head, and once every strand is neatly tucked and in position, hairspray the life out of your scalp (from an arms distance away, as this will stop it becoming frozen in time and rigid)
the simplest of outfits can be levelled up in moments with the addition of some bold, statement jewellery. I am a gold girl, so anything chunky, chainy and a little bit chavvy is actually right up my street. Go for big hoops, or chunky chains; diamanté’s, crystals or pearls to take a plain Jane get up into a lavishly luxe lady ready to take on the world with charm... and her charms! I personally like to stack and “layer” jewellery. Mejuri and Missoma and my current go-to, as well as ASOS for a greater array of styles to select.
We all have days where makeup is just a n o p e. And that’s what beautiful sunglasses are for. Think Victoria Beckham: cold, dark lenses, sassy and classy. My favourite shades at the moment are from Andy Wolf, available online The OUTNET (see below)...
There we are, my Mylkies. Understated but chic. Cosy but couture. Effortless and... well, just that.