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