Not a fashionista and have never been.
This is how I want to start this blog. Not because I don’t want to, but because I thought I can’t.
Few days back, my friend Lara suggested to style me.
Being a plus-size person (with an over indulgence in Food), I accepted the challenge, knowing that her endeavor might be a total fail (especially that I have tried many times, hopelessly).
To my surprise, she thought of things differently. When all my thoughts were focused on the outfit, she took the periphery and built on it.
Her advice was to actually help me invest in Accessories. When I thought of it, I thought to myself: this girl is right!
I’ve always seen fit girls around me all dressed in black/or any monochromatic outfit yet they looked stunning. What slipped my mind is that they actually wore colorful scarves, trendy hand accessories (from rings to bracelets) and statement make-up.
I agreed to go on with this venture and started noticing that little items like necklaces, shoes or even bags help in building ones unique identity, especially for overweight people.
And this is what we’ve done during this exercise, Lara and I!
Not only did those small items add a nice “flavor” (food related jargon :P) to the outfit, they were easy to have… After all, it wasn’t as complicated as I thought it’d be!
Let me show you some of items we opted to have:
(I was lucky enough to be styled with items from Peer Beirut Shop. The items were so unique, I bet no one in Beirut has the same quality and customer service they had with me).
1- Choker Necklace – Smart Casual, wear it with plain tops to emphasize on the jewel’s uniqueness.
2- Amazingly unique Cross bag – Street smart, perfect shape as it fits your essentials (wallet, cellphone, perfume, etc..).
3- Loafers (Oh those pairs! Leather-printed shoes – super comfy and casual with style).
4- Le Specs Sunglasses – Mirrored and unconventional. Looks great with Business Casual outfits.
With small additions to my actual outfit, the photo shooting session ended up being great! For an hour or so during the shoot, I was that trendy person – not the plus-size person struggling to find outfits.
Here’s a glimpse of how the styling, Peer’s accessories and Photo-shoot looked like:
So to all the plus-size girls out there, trust me, you too can still look trendy…
My advice for you: For plus Size… Accessorize!
It is very important to mention that Peer – No Pressure Beirut shop’s extraordinary collaboration made this event possible. This small shop located at the end of bliss street is one of Bliss’s little hidden gems. Targeting women mainly, this place has it all: From full outfits to shoes, sunglasses accessories, bag and even cool gadgets. This place is a must visit if you are one hell of a fashionista (Some of the items were way too cool for me!) or if you want to find items that are funky and unique!