Oh crap it’s Summer

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by Junita Thakorlal

10 ideas to help you look instantly slimmer

High Rise
Side-Stripe True Skinny Jean
$90, The Gap

I’m not a body shamer, but I must admit that on occasion (like every day) I eye myself in the mirror in hopes that my extra little bits will magically melt off if I stare at them hard enough. Just like that, summer is here and if you’re like me, you realize that you regret bumping off your New Year’s resolutions as you face the reality that it’s near impossible to lose 10lbs by the end of the week.

I saw a youtube video by Shea Whitney with the title 10 Ways To INSTANTLY Look SKINNY (but in a GOOD way) and although the word “skinny” isn’t politically correct, I simply couldn’t help but get hooked into watching. Here’s what she suggests:

  1. Wear black, it camouflages imperfections
  2. Vertical stripes trick your eye to follow the lines
  3. Felina Mesh Trim Bodysuit
    $54.99, Nordstrom

    Wear shapewear to smooth out the rolls

  4. Find clothing with a stripe going down the outside edge
  5. Avoid wearing a chunky high heel, and opt for a pointy toe with a slender heel
  6. Pull your hair back, it pulls the skin on your face for an instant facelift
  7. V-neck tops draws the eye in towards your waist
  8. Pop your butt by wearing a fitted top and loose pants
  9. High-waisted pants and jeans accentuate the smallest part of your waist
  10. Get a tan

    Daisie Yellow Heels
    $120, Steve Madden