Are you proud of showing off your rock hard abs? Me either! This week I am sharing some of the little tricks that I employ to play down my tummy area and other jiggly bits.
Wear black. OK, I know that isn't groundbreaking news but here is how I use black to my advantage. Black soft flowing tunics, tees, and tanks are my most important building blocks.
For you, it might be black, navy blue or even dark brown but you need a dark base color that you can wear on your top half and then layer over it.
If you are interested in drawing attention away from a certain area of your body, this tip is golden. Light colors emphasize and dark colors recede. Whether you are putting on makeup or getting dressed you need to always keep this universal truth in mind.
So the magic, fool the eye tool I am using here is the black Covered Perfectly simple comfort long sleeve top. The low scoop neckline lifts the eye up and cuts the area that is my middle. Black is the perfect neutral for me, so I can add any of my other favorite neutrals over it. This jacket in blush is from White House Black Market. It is also a great neutral that I can wear with any of the other items in my closet.
Another fool the eye technique is to keep the middle of your body very plain and then use an accessory to draw the eye up to a real showstopper. This fabulous necklace was sent to me by French Kande. You have likely noticed that I have fallen hard for this line!
The old woven clutch and the watch by English Laundry are both from Saks Off 5th.
The BCBGeneration shoes are from DSW.
The distressed (but never torn) boyfriend jeans are old from Chico's. The sloppy turned up cuff is a youthful hipster trendy styling trick. Sometimes I do play around with one fun trend per look. Too many trends on me can look silly. I can't say that I will ever wear the trend of distressed to the point of torn jeans or release hem items, but I do like the look of faded jeans sometimes.
Here is a little video to show you how I quickly changed a plain tunic into a fool the eye ruched top. The top I am wearing in the video is the Simple Comfort V-neck from Covered Perfectly.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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