October 24, 2012
Filed Under: Style
Today I want to talk to you guys about proportion. In this look I’ve paired a loose sweater with a mini skirt, and I’ve done this intentionally. Since I’m not defining my upper body at all, it was essential that my lower body be emphasized. Had I worn something longer and more voluminous on bottom, I would have gotten lost.
This can work for many different body types. If you’re not comfortable with showing that much leg, no problem! The skirt doesn’t need to be a mini. I could have paired this sweater with a fitted pencil skirt as well. It’s not about showing skin, it’s about showing shape.
So here are a couple of options when it comes to wearing voluminous tops:
1. pair them with something short (but not too short, let’s keep it PG-13).
2. pair them with something longer, as long as it’s fitted.
Sweater: New York & Co. (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Skirt: Secondhand J.Crew (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklace: New York & Co. (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Purse: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shoes: Alice + Olivia c/o Shopbop (Similar.)
Day dirty and touched up by randomly wrapping pieces around a 1.25″ curling iron. Scrunched in Surface Taffy Whip and applied Sexy Hair Powder Play at the roots.