In Neutral

Killa colour combos is the long and short of it’s game when it comes to today’s installment of The Long and Short of Style! Looking FIERCE at any size is the name of the game and Gail and Leslie are working their magic with sensational shades of beige and hues of rich reds!


As I mentioned in the Purple Rain post I typically veer toward more traditional colours for suits so I was immediately drawn to this beige belted suite from ASOS Curve.

The blazer is longer and hits me just past my butt. The pants were a wider leg but I had them altered to be more straight legged and hits me at my ankle. I got the pants in a size 22 and I could have gone down a size as I found the cut of the pants to be quite generous.

I wanted to jazz things up a bit by adding a different belt and leopard print pumps. I also added this vibrant red wool coat to an extra kick.

Blazer // Pants // Belt // Coat (old )// Pumps: Old Navy (old similar here )

For my tall girls here is a beige suit options for you: Blazer // Pants


THIS COAT IS LIFE!!! Those were my exact thoughts when I first scoped it out on the TopShop UK web site. So, can I just talk to the folks at TopShop for a moment. Can you please bring more of your boutique and collections like the ones that this gorgeous coat were  a part of? Please, pretty please?

Ok, back on brief. After stalking this coat for what felt like months (my size was originally out of stock online), I finally managed to nab it (insert happy dance!!!).  I think this piece is one of the most ostentatious pieces I have in my wardrobe. And since it’s such an eye-catcher, I decided it would be the perfect piece to pair with my beige look. I know I’m often rocking prints, but if I can’t rock a print, I love incorporating different textures in one look. I feels so luxurious!!

Once I had the foil for my look in the form of this coat, this skirt came next. I love the split up the front that allows me to show a little extra leg!! That said, I’m not a big fan of the fact that you can see the lining that is bright white. I wish, when creating this skirt, they made the lining a camel colour as well. But I still love it anyway!!!lol  Next came this top which is a super simple, super cheap top from Zara that I just tied in front.

This look is the perfect definition of high-low in terms of cost. The skirt was on sale (YAY), the top was under $20 (YAY-YAY), and the statement coat was the expensive piece at just over $100 and don’t regret spending one penny!!!Watch out world, here we come!.

Coat: ASOS // Top: Zara sold out (similar here ) // Skirt: ASOS // Shoes: Office UK old (similar here )

Plus size sisters here are options for you – Coat // Skirt // Top

And that’s the long and short of it,

Gail & Leslie

Photography credit: Roseline Bonheur

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