The weather is all over the place in the US, which means we’re wearing light layers one day, and heavy layers the next. That’s why retail is covering its bases by providing winter woollies, breezy Summer dresses, and everything in between. That’s also why this week’s fab finds reflect a range of seasons.
1. Danskin Women’s Classic Supplex Body Fit Ankle Legging
If you wear leggings as Athleisure, or with tunics, sweaters and dresses and the like, these are one of the best pairs of leggings around. They’re opaque and substantial, wear like iron, and the waistband isn’t too high, low or tight. They are easy to pull on and off. They can be easily hemmed if they’re too long. They come in six colours and run from sixes XS to 3X.
2. Boden Maisie Jersey Midi Dress
This dress is even better in person. Super soft, extremely comfortable, very flattering on a range of body types, and easy to maintain. Lightweight yet covered, and drapes like a dream. Nice skirt swoosh too. It comes in 5 colours, petite and regular, and goes up to a US18. The US2 fits like a US0 or XS. The mid to larger sizes fit TTS. There’s a V-neck at the back, so make sure you’re okay with that. It’s high enough to cover the bra strap. I bought this dress in the cobalt blue pattern, just to change things up. It’s shorter on me than on the model wearing the cobalt pattern, but still very midi. I’m going to wear it with white and blush pink footwear and bag, and throw in a blush pink scarf for sun protection when I’m walking in blazing heat.
Here’s a selection of moto jackets across a range of colours, lengths, fabrics, fits, weights and sizes. Many of the leather styles are faux, and look spectacular. Some are very casual, a little rugged and hard-edged, and some are more refined and dressier. I’ve seen some of these in person, but they all have good reviews. The shorter lengths work particularly well with skirts and dresses, thereby creating traditionally flattering proportions. The long and oversized motos can also be worn over dresses and skirts, thereby creating a more fashion-forward vibe. The KUT from the Kloth faux suede motos run a size or two big. The BB Dakota styles might run small.
4. Boden Cambridge Skimmer
In my search for bright red bottoms, I threw in these tomato red jeans, and those are the ones I kept because of great fabric, colour and fit. The rise is high on me because I’m short in the rise, but they’ll probably be more mid-rise on others. I’m sick of the calf-sucking fit on tapered pants and jeans, and my calves are narrow to begin with! These skim my calves in a tailored way – not sucking – which looks fresh and dressier to my eye. I’ll need to have the waistband and hips altered because of my slight sway back and the high rise, but the rest of the fit is perfect. They’ll fit a straighter and curvier body type, and won’t look too tight if you get the size right. The substantial fabric helps create a better fit.