Apple body types, try something new at work. Your office makeover begins with you:
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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.
If something's sold out, you can check out other options in the Closet, just remember, you need to be a Member to get the keys!