It is impossible to try to keep up the grand momentum of Black Friday or cyber Monday , permit me to presume that just like me the shear exhaustion from trolling the internet looking for bargains and looking at millions of sequins on the shiniest of dresses and associated visual stimuli has now led to what I will call ... sales fatigue....
or for the mighty brave connoisseur's of sales shopping amongst us, the actual business of surviving long lines stretching into dark cold wet alleys and even worse finding only items in what I will presume are alien sizes as after all .....who actually buys those size 3 Ferragamo shoes and size 6 pants !!!!
I have to say that perhaps in reaction to all of the seasonal trends , I find that this week my interest has been rather piqued by Zara's new collection of classic wardrobe icons.
Perhaps it is my love for vintage or fashion as a rule, but I certainly find that simple well cut voluminous pieces in the simplest of colour palettes just exude style when worn well, very 1940's chic, what I would imagine the first women allowed into Ivy League colleges in the states wore ....
Buy in natural fabrics with the Highest percentage of wool you can afford, for a better more expensive look if shopping on our high streets, as the last thing you need is palazzo polyester pants generating enough static to electrocute your date or boss....( interesting thought)
And even worse sticking in between your thighs and morphing into Mc Hammer pants as you make your grand entrance.
I would be wearing these palazzos with oversized shirts , jumper and likely chunky brogues as I think masculine chic or androgyny chic is the way to go.
If you are less brave, a polo neck and boyfriend tweed blazer is another way to go.
Brogues; Stella Mc Cartney, the rest , all Zara woman
The rule is to go natural; cotton , wool, cashmere, Tweed, keeping it simple and chic.
Clean lines, structure with no overzealous jewellery, as much as I love Iris , a simple heirloom wrist watch and boom Bobs your uncle....
I accept this is not the look for every body type and an element of confidence is required as we are not all gifted with Ms Tilda Swinton's body type......
Is this a fad ? What is this oversized nothing fits, no sexiness situation??? Well no it is not a fad, actually this style is a true icon which is reflected notably as recurring themes yearly on our runways.
And it is incredibly sexy as less on show always leads to extensive imaginations and undoubtedly less is always more.... all right as a lumpy mum of 4 who is slightly odd, this style suits me and apart from hiding flaws exudes confidence.
I have focused this feed on Zara with no financial gains or vested interest, I love every piece that I have chosen , the price range for what you get is also simply unbelievable without meaning to sound uncouth....
Have a look and see what you think, and if you take the plunge , why not share your pix with us on Instagram by tagging #physicianmummyuk#Decorexy..
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