HOW CLOTHING CAN MAKE YOU LOOK TALLER AND THINNER

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace and bamboo heels

This post is sponsored by Chico’s, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

A column of white has been my go-to this summer. White is elegant, and it is cooling in the summer months. I don’t know about you, but my goal is always to look stylish, but also long and lean and as thin as possible. When you look longer or taller, then you look slimmer or thinner. Even though this might be an optical illusion, I’ll take it!!!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace and neutral heels

Dressing in a column of color will help you to achieve the long vertical line that you are looking for. So, with my outfit today, I went with a white top and pants, and then added some gorgeous color to make the outfit POP! You can dress in any color that you want, but in the summer, I tend to go with white.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace

I started with an essential year-round layering piece. This Microfiber Tank is fantastic, and it comes in tons of colors. I own several of these because they go great under blazer and cardigans, and you can wear them dressy or casual. You can also choose to wear them alone since the straps are thick enough not to show your bra strap. I ordered a large in this tank because I wanted it to be loose and not show any lumps and bumps. It is a perfect length, it doesn’t ride up, and it is machine washable. So, I think that covers just about everything!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos, and holding a long navy necklace

Look at all the detail in this Indigo Long Tassel necklace. This is a gorgeous long necklace that will also help to create that long, lean look that we are wanting. The length and the tassel will draw your eyes downward, creating the visual illusion of height. I also added my wide Cobalt stretch cuff bracelet. This bracelet reminds me of Lapis, a semi-precious stone that I love, because of the deep blue color and the gold streaks. I forgot to snip the tag off the bracelet before I let the house. So, I had to “tuck” it under the bracelet, but you can still see a tiny bit peeking out. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing the side view of a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace and bamboo heels

The star of the show is this Silk Whimsical Scroll Ruana Wrap with the fringed edges. I have been eyeing this wrap for a while. The colors grabbed my attention every time that I went to Chico’s website. It is pure drama, but I love that it can be worn dressy or casually. The fringe gives the outfit movement, and I love how it swishes and swirls when you walk. Even though this is silk, the website says that it is machine washable, but I would probably hand wash or dry clean. It is too pretty to ruin by accident. This Ruana is sewn on the sides to create armholes, which I like much better than the ones that just hang loose.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white textured crop pants from Chicos and bamboo heels

The Brigitte line is one of my favorites from Chico’s. I have a lot of different pants from this line in all lengths and styles. But, the Brigitte Textured Slim Crops stood out to me because of the unique detail of the pattern and texture. Yes, I have a lot of white pants, but I don’t have any that are like this pair. I am always looking for clothing that is unique and special, and that is why I love Chico’s so much, they always seem to deliver.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a whimsical silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace and bamboo heels

This pair fits me perfectly, but some of you who are new to Chico’s might be thrown by the sizing. I know that I was when I first started purchasing clothing from there. I found out immediately that I needed to size down. So, in a top that I would typically wear a large in other brands, with Chico’s I will order the medium. In pants, I usually wear a size 10, but in Chico’s sizing, I have found that I need a .5. Once you get the hang of it, you will find it so easy to order online and get your perfect size.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is sitting down on a bench wearing a white tank top, white textured crop pants, and a colorful silk ruana from Chicos with a long navy necklace and bamboo heels

I hope that you have enjoyed this look today. So, have you shopped with Chico’s before? If so, then what was the purchase that you just love and find yourself wearing over and over again? Here is a head’s up, today is the last day for the Semi-Annual Sale, so make sure to take advantage of all of the savings!!! Click HERE to see my favorite picks.

I appreciate Chico’s for sponsoring this post and allowing me to tell all of my friends about their beautiful and unique clothing line.

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  1. Spp wrote:

    I like the outfit but missed the verse that you have at the end. Some fashion ideas and a good verse is a great start to the day for me and I thank you for that.

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Be sure to look for the verses in the next post.

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  2. Lori H wrote:

    Wow, that outfit looks amazing on you. The ruana looks so much nicer on you than it does on the model. I may have to get it!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lori, it is at a great price today, but the sale ends TODAY!

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  3. Pam wrote:

    Amazing look and outfit

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Pam! I loved the entire outfit!

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  4. Karen Miller wrote:

    Love this outfit! The ruana is gorgeous, love the colors!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought the colors were gorgeous also!!! And, since it is on sale, it is a great time to make the purchase.

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  5. Francine wrote:

    Wow – the outfit looks absolutely wonderful on you!! I like everything about it especially the wrap!! Beautiful!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It grabbed my eye for weeks, and I am so glad that I finally grabbed it. You can get in on sale, but the sale ends today!

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  6. Anne wrote:

    You achieved the goal, taller and slimmer! You look fabulous. I try to achieve the longer leaner look with each outfit I put on, not always a success though:) Have a wonderful day!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Anne, it is trial and error, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be good to go.

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  7. CINDY GUNVILLE wrote:

    Love your looks, actually I too wear a size 10, however I had to exchange many times do to weird sizing. Now I know, size down. Lol I missed your scripture this morning.. God bless you and your family
    Cindy

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  8. Karen Nau wrote:

    Hi, I am in Northern California, miss shopping in stores, but follow your Blog. I tried to complete my first order with Chico’s this am. Sent them an email asking for the promo code for 20% discount for first time customers and how to give you credit. Thx Karen Nau

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Hey, Karen. To get the promo code for 1st time buyers, you sign up for their emails and they email the code to you. However, I doubt if the code will work for any items that are on the Semi-Annual Sale. Normally, brands don’t let you add additional codes when they are having steep discounts.

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  9. Nancy wrote:

    I love the white-column look paired with the eye-popping blue! I’ve never really thought about doing the white column, but I will now! I also like Chico’s vivid green tank paired with white pants and the white handbag with the metallic gold stripe. Simple and beautiful!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  10. Eve wrote:

    My favorite piece from chicos is something I picked up really cheap thinking I would use it to wear when I was cleaning or something. No reason why I should love this shirt, it’s a weird green, corduroy and a bit to long but the older it gets the more I love it. The color is softer, the fabric is super soft and just like my old red, faded to pink vintage sweatshirt, I wear it a lot.
    I like column dressing but have never tried a ruana over it. That is a particularly pretty one. Be safe from the virus!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  11. Lori W wrote:

    Looks great!

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  12. Barbara C. wrote:

    What a beautiful backdrop! (And you look beautiful, too!) Do you mind me asking where this was photographed?

    Posted 7.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      This is at the Appalachian School of Law here in town.

      Posted 7.25.20 Reply
  13. Robin G wrote:

    Is there a rule of thumb for the best length of a ruana/kimono considering one’s height?

    Posted 7.26.20 Reply
  14. Diane S. wrote:

    I love it today!

    Posted 7.27.20 Reply
  15. Charlcy Green wrote:

    I love, love the Ruana w white crop pants! Gorgeous! Joe sounds just like my hubby when I ask him to walk.

    Posted 8.3.20 Reply
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