The Illusion of Longer legs

Untitled-1 Untitled-2 Faux Leather pants & Chelsea boots, today I’m channeling my very best attempt at off-duty model chic, albeit a vertically challenged one. It’s no secret here that throughout my teens I longed to be a model so I was constantly on the prowl for ways to make myself appear taller. I have become so well trained in the art that now when I meet people they are shocked by my 5.7″ stature. But this little paring really is my little secret to elongated legs; form fitting black denim tucked straight into a pair of seamless luxe boots.

The denim of choice is a coated pair of high-waisted jeans from the current Missguided collection available online. The high waist line elongates my legs upwards whilst the seamless join of the denim to the boots draws the eyes right to the floor. So whilst that has the height issue covered the faux leather effect with cold silver zips brings the effortlessly cool rock & roll edge and the embroidered fabric of this high quality floral bomber injects a little extra femininity, knot a crisp white tee for good measure.

I’ve had denim worth hundreds of pounds and I’ve had denim thats worth £10 and to be perfectly honest I’ve never regretted the latter. The fit of a pair of jeans is not determined by it’s price and the selection currently of amazing fitting denim available online at Missguided is enough to kit you out with an entire wardrobe full for the price of a premium pair. Expect to see a lot more of these rock & rollers this Winter.


This post is in collaboration with collaboration with RewardStyle but all opinions & shopping habits are very much my own.

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Jeans – Missguided      Tee – Missguided      Bomber – Missguided     Bag – Chanel      Boots – Chanel



  1. Stasja 9th October 2015 / 8:21 am

    I recently found your blog and I’m obsessed! Your pictures are beautiful and you are just stunning 🙂

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much! Always trying to get better with my pictures so that means so much xx

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Haha! it’s all in the illusions 😉 x

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks so much Claudia xxx

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:58 pm

      hahaha! I’m sorry Phoebe!!! x

  2. Adele 9th October 2015 / 10:12 am

    I love this whole look Lydia. The floral bomber looks gorgeous with the denim pants & I have to say, the more I see your Chanel boots, the more I need them in my life!!! I didn’t see them in the Bond St store, are they this seasons?
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Hey Adele, when i bought mine they were one of only 2 pairs that they had in stock! I nearly didn’t buy them but my gooooood I am so glad I ddi now!

  3. Abbie 9th October 2015 / 10:37 am

    A big hell yeah to this look! Totally rocking Off duty model vibes to me. Completely gorgeous, and oh myyyy – those boots!! xx

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Awwww thanks Abbie! xx

  4. ana 9th October 2015 / 10:47 am

    Gorgeous pictures as always you absolute beaut!

    Check out my blog <3 | ANASOFIACHIC

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much!!! x

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Well then I’m just jealous! I want long legs!!! x

  5. gIna 9th October 2015 / 9:08 pm

    So beautiful! <3

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Gina 🙂 x

  6. Bella B 10th October 2015 / 1:15 am

    I am only 5’3″ and always looking for ways to appear taller. It is difficult finding flared pants and some styles are ones you have to avoid.

    xoxoBella |

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:01 pm

      Completely agree although I think being petite is absolutely beautiful to 🙂

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks Rhea 🙂 x

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you muchly 🙂 x

  7. El 11th October 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Love the outfit. Ive started being into high waisted jeans too lately, love how it looks.

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Yeah I’m loving how super flattering they are!!!x

    • lydia 12th October 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks so much Dani and the jeans will not disappoint!!!x

  8. Arianna 15th October 2015 / 11:15 am

    Ah Lydia you always look so beautiful and I just adore your posts… They just keep getting better & better… Love this outfit by the way and those boots are to die for 🙂

    Arianna x

  9. Madison 23rd October 2015 / 5:11 pm

    I want to work with you beauty
    You made my days
    Love you
    Lydia * Lydia * Lydia

  10. Anna 7th November 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Do u mind me asking what size yours are do they come up small or big. I’m between a 6 and 8 and ur of similar stature to me . Can you help x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 9:45 am

      I got the smallest size! 🙂

  11. Amy Cecilia 18th February 2016 / 9:41 am

    Lydia you’re such a style inspiration, as well as an all round life guru. I’ve recently started reading your blog posts, following your snapchats etc and I find you so inspiring; although, you’re really not helping my bank balance with all of this affordable but beautiful clothing! Looking forward to following more of your stylish adventures!

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