5 Perfect White Grammar Shirts And 5 Beautiful Body Shapes

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Dressing your best is simple when you know, understand and love your body shape; and with Grammar’s five perfect white shirts, made locally in New York’s garment district from 100% organic cotton, you can go from day to night, work to casual with ease all while fitting your body shape perfectly. Learn your perfect fit based on your body shape and get your white shirt working hard for you:

The Preposition

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Best for: Oval Body Shape

Goal: Add volume and width to your shoulders, draw attention above your bust line and accentuate your slender legs.

How the Preposition works for you: The collar extension and structured shoulders draw attention to and add width to your shoulder line. A loose silhouette skims over your bust and flares out to obscure your waist all while creating a flattering diagonal line at the front and back hem across your hips and booty.

Style your Preposition: Highlight those pins with slim pants or jeans and add a heel for extra impact; a low vamp will create the most flattering line. Use a statement earring and/or bold lip colour to further draw attention above your bust line.

Also good for: Rectangle and triangle body shapes, short/petite ladies and those wanting to camouflage a booty.

The Dangling Modifier

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Best for: Rectangle Body Shape

Goal: Create curves by enhancing your upper body, forming a waist and adding volume at your hips.

How the Dangling Modifier works for you: Waist darts at the front and back work in harmony with your body shape by following your natural body line. Structured shoulders enhance your upper body while the longer length creates interest and volume at your lower body.

Style your Dangling Modifier: Add extra focus and create curves by belting at your waist and for a more casual look roll the sleeves to sit at your waistline.

Also good for: Inverted triangle body shape and those blessed with height.

The Split Infinitive

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Best for: Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Goal: Balance out your top half by adding volume and drawing attention to your lower body.

How the Split Infinitive works for you: The slightly dropped shoulder seams help soften and minimise your broader shoulders while those stunning billowy sleeves help draw attention to your lower half.

Style your Split Infinitive: Add a long necklace over a buttoned up look or wear buttons undone as low as you dare to further balance out your top half by drawing the eye down. Tuck into a full skirt, think bright or printed, or wear with relaxed fit jeans to focus attention on your lower body.

Also good for: Oval body shape and those wanting to show off their booty.

The Conjunction

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Best for: Hourglass Body Shape

Goal: Frame your balanced body by highlighting your bust, waist and hips.

How the Conjunction works for you: Drawing attention exactly where you want it, at your defined waist, the knot design detail makes a statement while working in harmony with your body shape. Back darts make sure this silhouette fits close to the body and is flattering your natural curves from all angles.

Style your Conjunction: This style speaks for itself but for added drama tie hair back in a sleek pony or bun, add a bold lip and use your footwear and outerwear choice to set the tone...an oversized coat and kicks for daytime and a blazer and heels for later.

Also good for: Rectangle body shape and those wanting to accentuate a smaller bust or show off a fuller bust.

The Verb

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Best for: Triangle Body Shape

Goal: Balance out your bottom half by adding volume and drawing attention to your upper body.

How the Verb works for you: A structured collar and fitted shoulders help broaden and accentuate your shoulder line while bust darts and a centre back seam create a perfect fit through the body. All finished with a curved hemline that flatters your hips with a soft diagonal line.

Style your Verb: Pair with darker colored pieces and streamlined silhouettes on the bottom of your body to further balance out your bottom half and help draw more attention to your upper body with bold earrings, a statement necklace or bright lip.

Also good for: Hourglass body shape (especially when tucked in to accentuate that waist!) and anyone wanting a classic shirt with complete versatility to be styled to suit your body shape! 

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4 Classics For Your Sustainable Winter Wardrobe

The epitome of a sustainable wardrobe is buying less and making your clothes last. So what better way to ensure you achieve these two key actions than focussing on the classics, pieces that will see you through season after season and easily reach 30 wears in your wardrobe. Dressing for the cold can often seem like you need more, of course it's necessary to be wearing  more clothing than usual, but with some clever layering and making the most of fabric and colour choices you can achieve an interesting Winter wardrobe without an abundance of things. 

So here are my top 4 Winter classics to make the coming chilly months and many Winter seasons ahead stylish, chic and sustainable:

Coats

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When it comes to cold weather a good coat will be your saviour, your best friend, your finishing touch to every look! Having a polished style and a more casual style in your basic coat collection will mean you're covered for any occasion. Choose a colour that compliments your wardrobes colour palette and will work back with all of your looks for optimum versatility, think neutrals...which may mean black but may also mean red depending on your style. And most importantly select a weight and fabrication that best accommodates the temperatures you live in so your coat is sure to serve its purpose!

 

Black

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All black everything is one of my favourite looks and even if you're not a lover of black like I am this is always a perfect go to combination in Winter...hear me out! Wether your style is understated and you have a wardrobe full of black or you prefer a more colourful approach you can make this look your own...combine different textures to create interest and add pops of colour with accessories, a bright beanie or scarf, statement boots or a bold lip. Or simply use all black as your base to make one bright piece, like a sweater or coat, really stand out. All black really can work for every style because it's so easily personalised!

 

Boots

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The exclamation point to your outfit and the accessory that can tie a look together or set the tone for your entire ensemble. As boots are often an item of necessity, hello snow, I take a similar approach with boots as I do with my coat collection. One pair to cover your local weather requirements and an everyday pair that you can easily walk for miles in. Again stick with colours that work with your wardrobe and possibly match back with other accessories you have like handbags. And because shoes are as I mentioned before, outfit defining, a go to pair for dressier occasions is often useful! 

 

Wool

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The best natural fibre to keep you warm all Winter long wether you're snuggled in a cosy sweater or wrapped in a scarf. When it comes to woollen accessories keep versatility in mind and stick with colours that work together, it's likely your scarves and beanies will be worn at the same time and will most definitely need to work back with your sweater collection. Focus on sweater silhouettes that work for your body shape and aren't too trend driven, a classic cable knit or longline tunic will serve you well for years. Wool will work hard in your wardrobe and, if you take good care of it, will have you staying cosy for a long time!

 

If you happen to be in the Southern hemisphere and enjoying some sunshine right now be sure to check out my 4 Timeless Summer Styles post for style tips more relevant to your current climate!

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