Sunday, October 3, 2010
An instant style trick
Take one plain jumper and one thin belt. Cinch the belt around your waist and fasten in a knot. It immediately makes your sweater look smarter and creates the illusion of a slimmer waist.
This V-neck jumper is from Uniqlo. There's myriad colours to choose from (10 in fact) but camel is my favourite. In merino wool and cashmere, it's just £24.99. And, even better, it's on offer right now for a mere £14.99. Plus, take your pick from round necklines and cardies, too.
As for the belt, it's the Gap one I got in June. But as slimline belts are this season's svelte accessory, there's plenty of choice on the high street. Just follow the rule of simple and slim.
As for belting up with a knot, this style technique looks just as good on a cardie or a dress. Just play with texture, colour and detail to add a little contrast. You'll be surprised at how one small accessory can turn simple into sophisticated. Really, looking chic couldn't be easier.