Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Hourglass Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear This Weekend



sources: 1 Theyskens' Theory Crochet-Back Open-Knit Linen-Blend Sweater (, 2 Pietra Croc Braiden Wedges (, 3 J. Crew 3" Chino Short (, 4 Tory Burch Resin Band Bangle (


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The top: Hourglass body types, make sure you have something neutral underneath the sheer sweater. Maybe a bandeau bra if  temps allow. It would be tragic to lose the open back with a layer of fabric covering everything. Random summer side note: it's also perfect as a beach cover-up.

The bottom: The shorts are fine if they don't send into a full-blown panic as they have a history of doing for some of us leg-conscious women. Do a few lunges, get beyond it, and pop on a bright short for summer, OR, if you really can't see yourself feeling good in a shorts look, by all means, throw in a pair of white or light wash skinny jeans. At the end of the day, you're supposed to feel good in what you're wearing as you elevate your personal style so without that, it's just not worth it. Don't over-think it, (easy to write).

The rest: The neutral wedge will extend the leg line, check. The bangle is a nod to the summertime trend that may or may not stick around. So, as a place holder, you could always substitute loose fabric bracelets, a gold chain bracelet layered with something colorful, etc. Pick and play here, there's nothing to lose and for now, you can keep it simple with one key bangle.

The ONE thing you need to know on this look if you're an Hourglass body type is, IF you're short waisted, a trick to elongating your torso would be a tank (super-thin and lightweight since you'll be covering up the open back; minor sacrifice) that extends slightly past the hem of the sweater over the shorts. Don't let it hit past your hips, just right past your natural waist. It's a little trick to play with if you have a shorter waist and you're going to wear a flat sandal instead of the wedge.



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