Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear Out at Night

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Apple body types, go with a classic cut in a bold color for a nighttime look. It all happens in four shoppable steps:

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sources: 1 Reiss Hailie V-Neck Bodycon Dress (www.reiss.com), 2 Zara Suede Leather High Heel Ankle Boot (www.zara.com), 3 J.Crew Crystal triangles earrings (www.jcrew.com), 4 Reiss Larissa Print Printed Pleat Clutch Bag (www.reiss.com

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The top: Apple body types are, or at least should be, all about the v-neck. Know it, love it, repeat after me, "Apple body types and v-necklines are like peas and carrots." A v-neckline elongates, that's it. You want to draw the attention away from your strong top half so you can balance out proportions. Elongating and streamlining will be key. The solid color of the dress also helps to keep things clean, simple, and undeniably chic. Also, the three-quarter length sleeves will flatter your upper arms and what woman wouldn't want that?

The bottom: The dress narrows to a pencil skirt shape at the hem. Yes, usually we recommend something that falls away from the legs to balance out proportions, but this still works. The shoe, which we'll get to in a minute, is going to make a statement of it's own so, that's going to help bring the eye to your lower half.

The rest: A statement earring adds some 'oomph' to the overall look. Make sure the drop of the earring stays high enough above your shoulders. Highlighting your shoulders with the 'shiny stuff' is the opposite of what you want to do. That said, an earring can still work for you by highlighting your face, so go with something metallic to shed some light on the stylish situation. You could also opt for a bold bracelet as well. Rings are a must if you're used to wearing them, so don't hold back on our account. The clutch is elevated from 'basic' with the addition of the gold details. You could swap in some color here as well, from red to coral, the option is yours. It's all about what speaks to you, and what you can fit more than just a lip gloss and credit card in (let's get real, we need more room). Finally, the pump (or what Zara is calling an 'ankle boot'). If you have some height, the wrapping detail at the ankle won't cut you off. If however, you're vertically-aspirational (like that?), you should go with a neutral or soft metallic option in something a bit 'strappier' or possibly a peep-toe pump.

The ONE thing you need to know: You're going to want to avoid a statement necklace, or really any necklace on this evening look. Let the v-neck do it's thing, and bring attention to your bottom half instead. You could do this via some bracelet action or a bolder heel. Just remember, keep the neckline clean and simple. Less is more.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear to Work

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Apple body types, try something new at work. Your office makeover begins with you:

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sources: Vanessa Bruno Crepe de Chine Blazer (www.net-a-porter.com), Otte Ellen Dress (www.otteny.com), Zara High Heel Vamp Shoe (www.zara.com), MICHAEL Michael Kors Clutch (www.farfetch.com), Venessa Arizaga Cabo Sunset Necklace (www.matchesfashion.com), Rag & Bone Simone Belt (www.shopbop.com)

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The top: When it comes to the Apple body type V-necks are your best friend. If you haven't already figured it out with the help of our Style Guide, here's just one more way to illustrate the stylish point. Make sure your closet essentials include basic tees and tanks with this flattering neckline. The jacket is also perfect for you. The lapel is simple and clean, extending out at the hem to bring the focus downward from your top half.

The bottom: The hem on this dress flares out slightly which Apple body types should always keep an eye out for. Keep the bottom half of your ensembles balanced out to your top half which means, you don't want anything too narrow. If you go with a skinny jean for instance, make sure you have a substantial pump or ankle bootie to draw the eye line down. This will balance things out for your shape.

The rest: The necklace shouldn't hit too high on your chest so if it does, opt out on that accessory and go for something a bit more demure in the way of a long gold pendant necklace. The belt works if it sits right above your hips. If it sits too high, you're going to mess up proportions a bit so again, this is a 'try-it-out-and-see' style sitch. Give it a whirl. You've got nothing to lose. Finally, the pump. This should be in your closet already. If it isn't, or the pump you currently have is not one you're loving, then head to the Closet and shop the latest picks (link below).

You can go for a nude peep toe or strappy heel on this depending on the weather. Oh, and the clutch, fine fine, you caught us, you're probably not heading into work with just a clutch. Use the clutch for cocktails later and toss it into an oversized tote our slouchy black shoulder bag that will get you through the day.

The ONE thing you need to know: If you're short-waisted, or a more petite Apple body type, the belt is NOT necessary. It's only going to cut the vertical eye line and that, is not a good thing. There's nothing wrong with losing the belt on this one. Just go sans-cinched waist and keep the rest as is.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something Casual But Polished to Wear Out & About Today

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Apple body types, elevate your go-to look for running errands during the day:

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sources: 1 Jonathan Saunders Poppy angora-blend sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), 2 J BRAND 'Maria high rise' skinny jean (www.farfetch.com), 3 Jerome Dreyfuss Ponyhair Carlos Tote (www.barneys.com), 4 Manolo Blahnik Pointed Toe Suede Pump (www.hirshleifers.com), 5 House of Harlow 1960 Metallic Flatpick Necklace (www.shopbop.com), 6 Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.shopbop.com)

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The top: The v-neck, check. Go for a v-neck whenever possible. You'll see examples on how to do this in the Style Guide if you haven't had a glimpse of it yet. Overall this sweater is super simple. Really, there's not much to it outside of the color and a little extra volume at the hem. A word to the wise for petite Apple body type women out there, make sure the volume on this sweater doesn't overwhelm your silhouette entirely. You'll throw everything out of whack by adding too much bulk and throwing off proportions. Instead, opt for a more fitted version of the same shape which, ps, you can find oh, everywhere (start with the StyleShaker Closet and go from there; link below).

The bottom: You can streamline to your heart's content on this one. Why? Because you have the height of that heel that will keep the vertical line extending. Usually, we'd recommend something more along the lines of a bootcut or slight flare in the way of denim, but skinnies work as well. The balancing out of your proportions is helped with that classic pump.

The rest: The statement necklace can be a tricky thing for Apple body types. Try out something a bit less substantial along the neckline, especially if the necklace you're going with sits a bit higher on your décolletage (cue: fancy fashion word). No need to draw focus where you're trying to do the exact opposite. If it is long enough, it will actually help focus the eye on the vertical line of your body which is always a good thing. Sunnies, yep, sunnies. The classic Ray Ban Wayfarers are still out there. They've be around, gone away, and come back with a vengeance, The trend is slowing but that doesn't mean they don't work well. It really all depends on the shape of your face so go with what you know works whether it's a larger frame, wayfarers, or aviators.

The ONE thing you need to know: There's one really quick, simple way for you to take this look from what to wear to what NOT to wear and that is to pair it with a flat. Flat shoe, flat boot, flat whatever, don't do it. If you have to go with a flat shoe because you need to walk like a normal human being or just don't have anything in your closet you feel like wearing with a heel (um, shop our closet, link below), then go with a bootcut jean in the same dark wash. Have it hemmed to fall right at the arch on the top of your foot so there's  not too much creasing, and go to town.

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sources: 1 Ralph Lauren Black Label Fluted Sleeve Top (www.farfetch.com), 2 Theory Nenna Pant (www.farfetch.com), 3 Clare Vivier Foldover in Green Apple(www.stefanibags.com), 4 Steve Madden Reeldeal Wedge Sandals (www.macys.com), 5 Oasis Elastic Metal Petal Waist Belt (www.asos.com), 6 ACNE Wilde Black sunglasses (www.acnestudios.com), 7 BCBGMAXAZRIA Modern Cuff (www.bcbg.com)

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The top: When it comes to the Apple body types, we usually steer you towards clean lines and classic cuts on top. Should there be a v-neck on top of that, bonus-round. This black blouse covers the clean lines, the classic cut, and sure, may not have a v-neck on it, but who needs it when you've got something this universally flattering to work with?

The bottom: The slight flare at the hem on this pant is perfect to balance out an Apple body type's proportions. You need a pant just like this in your closet. Go pick it up, get it tailored to you, and take care of it because it is gold. You can get warmed up on all of your shopping, pant and otherwise, in our virtual Closet of course (link below).

The rest: You are going to need some color on this one, unless you're going through a goth period, in which case, we will kindly direct you to another site because we just aren't skilled in that area. But for those Apple body types out who like a little color in their lives, play with the accessories. In this case, the kelly green clutch is where you can make the look your own. Go for your favorite color, print, metallic, whatever. You have options to pair back to the all-black clothing background. The sandal, although in a faux exotic which sounds bold, acts as a neutral in this equation. Not to mention the fact that it is going to be hidden under the pant hem, so definitely don't put too much styling energy into that. Keep it simple, neutral, and move right along. The cuff is pure power. It's bold, it's great for Apples because it brings the focus below your waist and will balance out your proportions further. Sneaky right? Ah, so simple, so easy. You've got to love it. Or at least we do, but by now that should be obvious.

The ONE thing you need to keep in mind when wearing this look Apple body types, you may be tempted to lay a necklace over this top. Don't. Earrings are ok if they're understated. If you're petite, lose the belt. It will just cut you off rather than elongate, and you'll most likely feel ridiculously uncomfortable sitting down in any position. Comfort is key to feeling good in a look. Don't sacrifice it completely (let's be honest, a four inch heel isn't necessarily comfy, but it's do-able, unless you live in San Francisco and plan on walking somewhere for more than two blocks) for the look or else the whole point of elevating your personal style goes out the window. Feel good in what you have on and get out there. It's totally contagious. Share the style love people.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Running Around During the Week

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sources: 1 James Perse Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Cotton T-Shirt (www.stylebop.com), 2 Michael Kors Pleated wool and silk-blend skirt (www.net-a-porter.com), 3 Need Supply Geneva Wedge (www.needsupply.com), 4 OrYANY Tanya Satchel (www.shopbop.com), 5 Philippe Audibert Matte Black Spiked Uma Cuff (www.stylebop.com), 6 Ray-Ban Original Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.shopbop.com)

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Here's the deal Apple body types, this is YOUR look. Love it, know it well, wear it often (or variations on the theme) and you'll be good to go. See how to pull it off for Fall as well in the notes below:

The top: This is an essential for every woman's closet. You're not alone on this Apple body types, your shape just happens to benefit the most out of all four types when it comes to this top. Why? Because it's simple, it streamlines (no embellishments on the shoulders, along the neckline, or on the arms PLUS it's black which slims), and the scoop neck is wide, yet narrow enough so that it will elongate your upper half.

The bottom: This skirt, in all of it's striped-panel glory, is going to pull the focus to your bottom half. This is a good thing, it will even out proportions. What also helps balance things out is the a-line shape of the skirt. The fabric extends out and away from your legs which, you guessed it, is going to help create some balance for you.

The rest: You have the gladiator wedge which you can certainly swap out for a classic black or neutral (beige) pump. If you're on the petite side, err on the side of a pump as the ankle strap may end up cutting you off right at the shin and consequently, do the exact opposite of elongate. The bag is the perfect way to infuse some color into the black and white'ness of the look. There's also an option to pop the color in a pump, just make sure it's either one or the other, red bag or red shoe. Both would be overkill. From there, the sunnies and the cuff take it from classically polished to a little edgy. If you want to keep it clean, go with a more demure bracelet, possibly some layered gold chain bracelets (two at most, again, clean and simple), and a wider-frame, more glam'd up version of of the sunglasses.

The ONE thing you need to know when you want to pull this look off for your Apple body type is, the only adjustments you should be making here are the accessories. Swap out the shoe for a pump or an ankle boot/knee-high heeled boot to be worn with an opaque tight. Sure, you can go for a more subtle bag, no problem. But when it comes to the clothing, you want simple on top and drama on the bottom (in this case, an a-line printed skirt). Stick to balancing out proportions and above all, feel good. Take the look and make it work for you, not the other way around. K? K. embed_appleclosetfooterapple

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Errands or Going to Lunch...

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Apple body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekday look in 7 steps:

I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Errands or Going to Lunch...

sources: 1 Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt (www.yoox.com), 2 Diane von Furstenberg Two Tiered Pleated Skirt (www.farfetch.com), 3 MICHAEL Michael Kors Asta Double-Buckle Sandal (www.neimanmarcus.com), 4 MADE Fair Trade Cross Body Satchel Bag Tan (www.fashion-conscience.com), 5 Pamela Love Earrings (www.yoox.com), 6 Jack Wills Whinfield Belt (www.jackwills.com), 7 Giles & Brother Serpent Cuff (www.bloomingdales.com)

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The top: This t-shirt from Dolce & Gabbana works well for an Apple body type for a few different reasons, but we'll stick to two: First, it has the v-neckline going on which will always elongate. Second, it's super clean and super simple. This allows for all of the attention to go to your lower half with the skirt which will help to even out your proportions.

The bottom: This skirt is an Apple body type's best friend. The details at the waist and the pleating work well to fit and then flare drawing the eye-line below the waist and balancing out your naturally top-heavy proportions. If your midsection is an issue, leave the tank untucked and drop the belt from the equation. The streamlined material on the skirt before it pleats out at the hem should also help by not adding any additional bulk right around the waistline.

The rest: The heel will elongate which is important when you're working with a skirt that falls below the knee. The jewelry is half-edgy, half-boho so use this as a guide, and feel free to substitute anything else you may have laying around. Get creative. If you want something a bit more demure, go with a small chain bracelet and decorative studs. The bag brings out the casual side of the outfit, not to mention you can go hands-free with this cross body. Bonus.

The ONE thing you need to know: Short-waisted Apple ladies out there, our suggestion is that you don't tuck the top into the skirt. Make sure the waist on the skirt sits a little low. You're fooling the eye with a pseudo-drop waist by doing this. Also, like we mentioned earlier, you're going to want to lose the belt as well. No big deal, you have the rest of the look to flaunt your Apple-ness.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend...

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Apple body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekend look in 6 quick steps:

Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend...

sources: 1 Tory Burch Simone Cardigan (www.toryburch.com), 2 Current/Elliott ankle skinny jean (www.shopzoeonline.com), 3 TOPSHOP Chiffon Overlay Tank Top (www.topshop.com), 4 Jeffrey Campbell In Love Flat (www.needsupply.com), 5 ALEXANDER WANG Handbag (www.yoox.com), 6 Oscar de la Renta Lace Gold Chain Bracelet (www.boutique1.com)

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The top: Apple body types out there, the v-neck on the cardigan layered over the tank is what will flatter your top half. Wear the cardigan closed to draw the eye into the center, vertical line so the lines on the tank don't throw proportions off. The fact that the cardigan is a bit more fitted and will let the hem on the top peek out slightly under it, is just one more reason to love this look.

The bottom: Skinny jeans aren't always the best option for an Apple body type, as the goal is to minimize your top half and accentuate your bottom half, BUT, the distressed action going on here brings the eye right down to your legs. Not into all of that excess embellishment? Feel free to bring in a classic boot-cut jean, and you'll be taking the edge off.

The rest: The flats are a step up from your run-of-the-mill ballet flats. You could also go with a pump if you're wanting to seriously upgrade your weekend look and elongate. The black bag is a basic, everyday essential you need to have in your core closet. If you don't already own one, shop options in our Closet (link below; you must be a Member to get in there) and invest in something great. You'll be wearing this day in and day out, so spending a little more for quality, if you can afford it, is not a bad idea. And by the way, there are insanely amazing options out there right now in faux leathers that both hold up and are way more affordable. Go with a gold bracelet, colorful leather strap bracelet, or something else you can layer to pull the look together in a way that only the right jewelry additions can do. So small, yet SO effective.

The ONE thing you need to know: Whatever cardigan you choose to go with must be kept simple and streamlined. The only extras on top should be the buttons. You want to keep your neckline clean so you can balance out your proportions naturally. V-neck, yes please. Keep the v-neck. Always.

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I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend...

sources: 1 Line The Infamous cashmere sweater (www.theoutnet.com), 2 7 FOR ALL MANKIND bootcut jean (www.farfetch.com), 3 Mango Leopard Slippers (www.shop.mango.com), 4 ONE by Perforated Large Hobo (www.shopbop.com), 5 AURELIE BIDERMANN Ginko Feather Ring (www.luisaviaroma.com), 6 Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Hoops (www.piperlime.gap.com)

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The top: Apply body types, do you see the v-neck on that sweater? Yep, that's for you. Also, the splits at both sides of the hem on the sweater allow for the fabric to fall away from the waist which will help balance out your proportions.

The bottom: The boot-cut jean is your friend. You could go with something a bit more distressed, or even a grey option, but we're keeping it true blue and simple with this look because we have a fun flat that we want to feature and focus on. Know this silhouette, find the perfect pair for you (Members, you can always start by shopping our edited Closet, see below) and buy a couple of pairs if you can. One for flats, one for feels. Keep these, take care of them (always wash your jeans inside out to prevent fading), and you'll have them forever. Unless of course, the brand you go with constructed a crappy jean, it's very possible. In which case, KEEP YOUR RECEIPT and look at the return policy when you buy. You should not have to keep something that cost you money and is poorly made. No ma'm. This comes from a former luxury retailer who saw it all.

The rest: The flat will peek out from under the hem of that boot-cut jean and that's just fine. You can show a little personality with that and not take it too far for something you want to wear out and about on a weekday. Go neutral or even with a different color if animal prints are not your thing (i.e. you're not from Jersey or Dallas for that matter; yes, we're generalizing but hey, it's true). A classic neutral tote, this time in a putty color that will add a little unexpected edge compared to your basic black or brown, works well here. Finally, a couple of key jewelry additions round it all out.

The ONE thing you need to know: If the sweater has the v-neck, flares out at the hem, but is too bulky for your frame, pass on it. Go with something that has a bit more stretch to it, that will hug your curves at the torso, but also has a little volume at the hem to bell out. That's the silhouette you want to go for if something like this sweater has a swallow-you-whole effect when you try it on.

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sources: 1 Reiss Smyth Knitted Flare Dress (www.reiss.com), 2 FOREVER 21 Classic Faux Suede Pumps (www.forever21.com), 3 Rebecca Minkoff Mahogany Mini Lusciuous Studded Hobo (www.forzieri.com), 4 Oscar de la Renta Lace Gold Chain Bracelet (www.boutique1.com)

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The top of the dress works well for Apple Body Types with clean lines and solid color. Keep it simple on top so avoid any necklaces on this one. A waist is defined for you with the sewn in seaming details that will emphasize your narrowest part. Finally, the slight pleating at the hem, also in the solid navy hue, brings the attention to the lower half of your body, right where you want it.

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The soft caramel hobo acts as a neutral back to the navy. Substitute another brown or black for the bag. The grey pump keeps everything streamlined and is a bit more interesting than a classic black pump, but either will work. You could also factor in a knee-high boot in a chocolate brown for fall in this fashion equation.

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