Are you one of the many folks who made big resolutions for New Years, and vowed to get back (or get in shape) lose weight, and eat better?? Yet, the days went by, the parties, the dinner outings, then weeks and months went by. Now its May, you have yet to lose ONE POUND, and now you're panicking! "Uh Oh summer is right around the corner, and I wont look cute in a damn sundress much less a bathing suit, plus I can't fit one ITEM of clothing in the closet"!!!
What to do, what to do???
Unfortunately, I don't have the secret to rapid weight loss, but I can help you feel a bit better, by giving options on outfit ideas. These tips can help those who have gained weight or have actually stuck to their goals and are in the process of losing weight and are transitioning. These are also GREAT options for my Expectant Revolutionaires, who are revolting against the typical maternity wear.
1. Ruffled tank - I mean do you really want to cover up ALL Summer? Ummm No I didn't think so! Try a tiered or ruffled top, good thing about this piece is that it covers the tummy. Great to wear at bbq's, dinners, the bar, anywhere you think the stomach may "rise", you can eat or drink to your hearts content and the stomach will stay hidden, plus its cute!
I've paired it here with denim leggings, platform sandals (for height and slimming effect) and statement jewelry pieces
Printed Chiffon Tiered Cam $39
Val Shoe $199
Aqua Crystal and Teardrop Necklace with Ribbon Tie $35
Bella Donna ring $40
Free People Pull On Super Stretch Jean $68
2. Maxi Dresses - Ok, now this should be in EVERY woman's closet, (and I mean ALL shapes and sizes). They look good on virtually everyone, with the right "body shaper". If you have gained weight or lost, chances are you can still fit that maxi dress you purchased 2 years ago. They key here on this particular style is the empire waist (which hides the tummy) and the loose fit of the skirt. An empire waist is very slimming and complementary, I paired it with a large funky bag and cute accessories to draw attention towards the more important things besides the weight gain (right?).
Ruffle Neck Maxi Dress $69
White House | Black Market - Chunky Chain Necklace $48
Large fabric bag $770
Ava Sandal $180
3. Tunics - I love these, simply because they are loose fitting, fashionable, and can go with anything; jeans, shorts, leggings, skirts, you name it! The other plus is, they hide those unwanted pounds. Here I paired this colorful tunic with a unique pair of cargos, trendy ethnic sandals and gold accessories.
Tunic Breeze Silk by SuperTrash $130
Antik Batik Squaw beaded suede sandals $83
Summer Dido Capri $170
Elie Tahari - Kimberly Clutch $200
Kris Nations Gold Deco Leaf Earrings $60
4. Tiered vests - You see there has been a common theme here? Hide the tummy!! I also believe that all the choices listed will hide other problem areas, but we do know that the stomach is a MAJOR concern. The tiered vests, like the tunic goes with everything and still manages to be fashionable! Take a look here, I paired the tiered vest with a super cute pair of shorts, wedges and once again great accessories.
Mel Waterfall Top by By Malene Birger $185
MEADOWS Shorts mit Aufschlag in Khaki $91
Birkenstock Cork Wedge Sandals $495
Flower necklace $13
Flower enamel bangle pack $18
Hopefully, these ideas will hold you over until you really get serious about getting in that gym and getting healthy (me too)!!!