With all the extra Mojotos and barbeques, it is easy to pile a few pounds on during the summer. Exercise more and follow the rules of proportions. In the meantime dress with a slimming effect.

  • Flared slacks

Slacks with a distinct flare at the bottom create the illusion of a longer leg and to make sure the waistband hits the natural waistline.

  • Heels

Wear heels with a low vamp that cuts across the base of the toes and immediately elongates and slims off the entire leg when wearing skirts and dresses.

  • Monochromatic always

Using one color creates a vertical line and enhances the illusion of tallness and slimness. Keep the head-to-toe basic black for the color weather months and try some tangerine or pastel lilac hues in complete dressing.

  • Go up and down

In patterns, stick with vertical stripes to create that long and lean body image.

  • Skinny Belts

Skinny belts define the natural waist in a more flattering way as thicker belts tend to make one look shorter and thicker.

  • V-Necks

A V neckline creates a longer, leaner torso and is most flattering to don a favorite necklace.

Keeping your accessories appropriately scaled to your body size is a smart move which means a mid-size designer handbag such as an authentic Chanel Beige Caviar Medallion Tote.

This one proudly sits on the arms of Anna Hu, Blake Lively, Alexa Chung and many other celebrities for good reason.

Known as the ultimate in luxury craftsmanship, it makes good sense to carry this designer handbag that is roomy and very durable as well. This pre-owned Chanel tote is crafted in scrumptious puffed quilted caviar leather. Covering the exterior of this used savvy shopper is the embossed leather CC logo.

The back has an extra large patch pocket. All hardware is gold-tone, including the distinctive CC dangling medallion hanging over the side that is attached to the top zip closure. The presence of this medallion is just what sets this tote from Chanel apart from other handbag designers.

The interior of this pre-owned beauty is spacious, and roomy enough to carry all personal necessities. The inside lined in soft and smooth leather, and contains a zippered pocket and a flat open one as well.  Any woman will appear chic and polished with this gem from the Medallion series.

Ever since the debut of the authentic Chanel Beige Caviar Medallion Tote with gold hardware, it was apparent that its stunning tailoring was here to stay and instantly designs a signature look.