My Mum always told me 'less is more', like I'm sure your Mum did too. When it comes to make-up, to perfume, and your skin to clothing ratio: less skin showing is actually more. Despite not being much of a mathematician, I always knew this equation didn't actually make sense, but I totally understood it from a style point of view (probably because during maths I was always looking at fashion magazines). Anyway, as it gets colder here in Sydney - which really isn't that cold (to those in the northern hemisphere, the Australian winter roughly translates to: you might want to take a scarf with you) - I'm realising that my Mum's advice of less is more can apply to a many more things in life than just what you're wearing… *insert epiphany music here*
Basically, I'm putting a method to my madness - and it's actually working! Hopefully what you see, read and hear adds a little inspiration to your own life. But more on that later, let's get to the fashion point of this post!!
I'm obviously fond of showing a little leg, and I'm much more a short-shorts-girl than a mini skirt girl, which I link to always imagining "but what if I want a piggy-back or to do cartwheels? I can't do that in a skirt". And by that logic, I've always felt mini skirts were way too limiting. Anyways, it's pretty simple - the key to not looking like a tart is by only choosing to show one group area of skin at a time: something short on the bottom goes with long sleeves and bare shoulders goes with lots of length.
Honestly, I think they should be teaching this stuff in high schools, and after walking through the cross last weekend, I'm positive that I could develop an entire Bachelor's Degree in 'class' for the all the naked girls showing a little clothing. There would be a Masters Degree in "looking at the back of your hair before you leave the house" which would lead to a PhD in "how to wear hair extensions" - but that's a whole other subject!
Yours in cartwheels,