STYLE TUTORIAL | 1 Joie Top, 8 Ways to Wear I

Time for another StyleShaker Style Tutorial. Put down the blue books and No. 2 pencils people. This is all about soaking up some inspiration. No pop quizzes. Promise.

The Joie Berkeley silk top was a recent find that I had to play with and serve up, Mix Master style (i.e. think of Cher's closet from the movie Clueless and you'll understand a bit more of what I mean when I throw down terms like 'mix' and 'master' all in the same sentence this early in the morning). The bottom line on this top? It's just too versatile not to create looks with. Let alone the fact that it's a universally flattering silhouette.

First an intro, then it's on to the video, one top (from Joie) and eight, count 'em, eight ways to wear it:

BODY TYPE ANALYSIS

PEARS: You're all about Looks- 2,4,5, and 8. The trick here is to balance out your silhouette with what you're wearing on top, AND, keep a heel in the equation to elongate. So, if you're going the skinny jean route, the Joie top is a perfect piece to pull off the look. Leave it loose and untucked. And again, keep a higher heel to keep extending the eye-line vertically.

RECTANGLES: All skate. You can pick and choose your favorite look, 1-8, and try it on.

HOURGLASSES: Look 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are your friend. Look one is too much fabric for an hourglass silhouette. You can pull it off, but it's not the best look to accentuate your classic shape. Look 3 is going to flare a bit at the waist so if you're watching your hip action, go for the pencil skirt look as an alternate.

APPLES: Finally, my Apple ladies. Looks 3, 5, and 7 are going to be the looks you should gravitate towards. They are the perfect mix of clothing and accessories that will help balance out your inverted triangle proportions seamlessly.

Silk shortsleeve blouses are just one fashion category of sooooo sooooo many. There's always more where that came from. Check out more look-spiration back over here.

SOURCES:

Joie Berkeley Top, www.saksfifthavenue.com, Rag & Bone Moto Sliver Blazer IV, www.rag-bone.com, Reiss Nix Knitted Side Panel Skirt www.reiss.com, J.Crew Midrise Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo www.jcrew.com, MiH Jeans Marrakesh Mid-Rise Flared Jeans www.net-a-porter.com, MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed Jean www.farfetch.com, ALDO Kantimati Sandal www.aldoshoes.com, B Brian Atwood Cutout Suede Sandal www.bergdorfgoodman.com, GUESS Heshia Sandal www.zappos.com, Gianvito Rossi Sandal www.thecorner.com, Diane Von Furstenberg ColorBlock Satchel www.forzieri.com, Madewell The Essex Messenger www.madewell.com, Givenchy Tricolor Medium Nightingale Satchel www.kirnazabete.com, MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Shoulder Bag www.cusp.com, Hive & Honey Seven Row Bracelet www.piperlime.gap.com, Monsoon Dante Ring www.monsoon.co.uk, Kenneth Jay Lane Five Piece Gold Statement Necklace www.bloomingdales.com, Amrita Singh Gold Leaf Earring www.amritasingh.com, BCBGMAXAZRIA Multi-Chain Ring www.bcbg.com, Gorjana Bloom Hexagon Stud Earring www.piperlime.gap.com, J.Crew Ray-Banยฎ Original Aviator Sunglasses www.jcrew.com, Alice + Olivia Luann Leather Wide Waistband Flare Skirt www.aliceandolivia.com, Rag & Bone The Skinny Jean www.matchesfashion.comVictoria Beckham Denim Powerskinny Jean www.seasonsclothing.co.uk, Mango Slits Sheer Maxi Skirt www.houseoffraser.co.uk, Tory Burch Amalie Sandal www.toryburch.com, Tory Burch Metallic Ginny Sandal www.toryburch.com, GUESS Heshialy Sandal www.guess.com, Zara Leather Sandal, www.zara.com, Michael Kors Gia Studded Metallic Leather Clutch Bag www.neimanmarcus.com, Coach Legacy Leather Rory Satchel www.coach.com, Marie Turnor Accessories The Lunch Clutch www.shopbop.com, J.Crew Farmer's Market Tote www.jcrew.com, EABurns Iris Necklace in Neon Yellow www.boticca.com, Belle Noel By Kim Kardashian Empyrean Necklace www.pinkmascara.com, Gorjana London Hoop Earrings www.asos.com, J.Crew Double-tassel Necklace www.jcrew.com, Topshop Stackable Rings www.nordstrom.com, River Island Chunky Curb Chain Bracelet www.riverisland.com