I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that what makes clothes look smart or not-smart is less to do with style and more to do with condition and fit. I have definitely seen people looking much smarter in well-fitting jeans than ill-fitting ‘work trousers’, for instance, or well-fitting t-shirts instead of badly fitting blouses. And I realised today that the reason I’ve struggled to find outfits I liked this jacket in isn’t that it’s too long, or too boxy, or a bad colour for me; it’s that the fit at the shoulders is all wrong, and the shoulder seam slips backwards and makes the whole thing look sloppy. Which is a real shame, as I love the colour.
Scarf – Godiva
Jacket – East
Dress – Boden
Boots – Duo
The dress isn’t a great fit, either, which probably contributed to my feeling rather like a sack of potatoes all day, though that was worst when I tried on a couple of jackets in the sale in Monsoon at lunchtime. Dear oh dear, I don’t know what shape of woman they cut their clothes for, but it isn’t me. Still, I did then wander into Gap and come out with a shirt with cats on, which is totally frivolous but great fun. And, in non-clothing related cheerful news, I spotted these on my way to work this morning:
Spring is on the way!
(And a third good thing is that while I was writing this post the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of equal marriage. Hurrah!)