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Shadow & Light. #holliannika

Shadow & Light. #holliannika

Winter :: day & night :: denim:leather:wool (at                          ❄)

Winter :: day & night :: denim:leather:wool (at ❄)

The Long and Shorts of it.

My last article for Magnify goes a little like this…

The summer months turn the daily decision over what to wear to work into a raging suitability-versus-practicality dilemma. It’s a good thing stylist Holli Annika is on hand to guide us through the workplace etiquette minefield.

Q. I work for a large corporate company but want to wear shorts to the office. How can I pull this off without looking too casual?

A. Shorts are trending as strongly as ever right now, both in the northern and southern hemispheres. With such a vast array of cuts, styles and fabrics to choose from, our scope is limitless – until we hit the workplace. The question of ‘how short is too short?’ remains vague and answered and is very often misjudged. If in doubt, it’s probably too short.

However the culotte is now hailing as the hero of the wardrobe when it comes to the shorts department. After several seasons where hemlines rose higher and higher (to the point where they couldn’t rise any further), there is finally something fresh and appealing in a longer and looser shape. Instantly modest enough to be worn as workwear, and oh-so-chic, culottes offer comfort and movement. When it comes to culottes, it’s a case of the more fabric, the better (all the more room for patterns).

Now we are left with only two dilemmas: how much fabric is too much fabric? And will there ever be too much pattern?

Five of the best work-friendly culottes:

  1. Chloé pleated silk-blend shorts, £760
  2. Topshop cutwork mensy fit shorts, £35
  3. Etro satin-twill shorts, £245
  4. Rag & Bone Dakar leather shorts, £532.50
  5. Topshop tailored cullotes, £38

http://hellomagnify.com/fashion-qa-the-long-and-shorts-of-it/

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Style Muse: Darth Vader.

Style Muse: Darth Vader.

Rock ‘n Roll Tuesday.

Rock ‘n Roll Tuesday.

Fashion Dilemma?

Have a Fashion Dilemma? I’m now writing a little advice column for Magnify. So have a read or write in your questions for some sweet style tips! xx

Go to: http://hellomagnify.com/fashion-dilemma/

Photography by Lois Vega. Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega.

Photography by Lois Vega. Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega.

Photography by Lois Vega. 
Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega

Photography by Lois Vega.
Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega

Photography by Lois Vega. Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega.

Photography by Lois Vega. Styling by Holli Annika & Lois Vega.