Rectangle Body Types, it's time to fill in the fashion blanks with a look that's all about how to upgrade your everyday ensemble in seven easy 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: Rectangle body types, this look is on-point for you when it comes to a Spring/Summer. The tank is definitely body conscious and will hug a bit, but the details on the shoulders and neckline will help add a little something to bring some attention where you may not normally get it. Layer a streamlined cardigan over the tank if you need additional coverage on this one. You could also go with a bright white blazer or black as well if you're going to a working lunch. Just make sure the blazer is fitted and hits a sweet spot below the waist but above your hips.
The bottom: The pleated skirt is your friend, not to mention gorgeous in this case. The print is subtle but the color is bright so you're going to be bringing some serious focus to your lower half, which, as a Rectangle body type, you can do without throwing things off balance. The best part about the skirt is that it fits through the hips and has a seam right at the thigh that's going to create a little extra volume and movement. These details are going to help bring some balance to your naturally straight lines.
The rest: The heeled sandal is pretty scandalous for some. We get it, not everyone can pull off a four inch (ish) platform sandal during the day. Remember, use these looks as inspiration. You don't need to try and squeeze yourself into the look. Instead make the look work for you. Rectangles, if you're wanting something a bit more realistic since you are running around, you can go with a neutral wedge, lower heel on a sandal, or even a flat sandal if you have some height. Actually, it's why this look is so amazing for the Rectangle body type, you can get so many variations on one theme that will all flatter your shape and add curves where you want them. The belt can stay or go, depending on what you're in the mood for. A great option would be to layer in a lightweight grey or neutral cardigan, and belt it on the outside. The jewelry is a little more vintage and bohemian in look and feel, aligning with vibe on that skirt. You could also turn this into a full-on 'prepster' moment by opting for some studs and a more demure chain bracelet. The cross body bag just pulls it all together in a casual, but sophisticated way.
The ONE thing you need to know: If you do want to add a bit more coverage, make sure the top layer isn't too loose. You want to go with something that is more fitted so your shape doesn't get lost in the shuffle. If all you have is a cardigan with a bit more bulk, the belt is going to come in handy when you cinch things up and define your waist.
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