Rectangle body types: if you've been trying to up your weekend fashion game, here's how you can do it in 7 steps:
sources: 1 French Connection Lorelai Lace Top (www.usa.frenchconnection.com), 2 VELVET Ruby Army Jacket (www.shopbop.com), 3 J Brand 835 cropped mid-rise skinny jeans (www.net-a-porter.com), 4 ASOS Tumbled Leather Shopper With Panel detail (www.forever21.com), 5 FOREVER 21 Standout D'Orsay Flats (www.us.asos.com), 6 Ray-Ban Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.net-a-porter.com), 7 Monica Vinader Baja set of two rose gold-plated rings (www.shopbop.com)
The top: What? Rectangle body types out there, I mean really, you've got it all! Well played mother nature, well played. Mini-body type celebration aside, the layering of the military jacket back to the lace embellished tee works well for you because you have a super versatile frame that can carry the extra drama on top (even if it's less 'glam' drama and more 'utilitarian' in nature). Actually, the combination of the tee and jacket will help create some volume on the top half of your body. The look draws a bit outside of your straight lines, which we love.
The bottom: A black skinny jean is an easy way to pull-together a more polished look for the weekend. As a Rectangle body type, you could always go with your everyday blues, or a grey skinny, but in this case, we're sticking with black. The skinny lines will elongate which is a plus for petite Rectangles out there.
The rest: Just because you're wearing a military jacket doesn't mean you need to fly sans jewelry, ok? Make sure you add something into the mix that shines it up a bit. The masculine/feminine juxtaposition (big word, sorry about that) is a fun one to play with. Lace back to military, streamlined black skinnies back to a bold rock of a statement ring, and so on. Have fun with it and if you're feeling hipster-ish, or just can't find the rest of the sunglasses you've lost to the black hole that may very well be your closet, go with an easy pair of Wayfarers.
On to the tote which takes your classic black variation and flips it on it's head with some added textural details. Put the contents of your life in there and go. You'll get TONS of use out of this, which for the price, makes it an even BETTER pick. For the more petite Rectangle body types, you'll want to go with something a bit more demure like a mid-size, slouchy shoulder bag. You can shop the Closet (if you're one of our amazing members that is; see below) for alternatives. And finally, that flat. We love how the basic flat gets refreshed with one simple ankle strap addition. Take the look from great to, "oh wow, I love those shoes, you look so pulled together," in a snap. What woman doesn't want to hear that? If you don't by the way, you may be on the wrong personal styling website.
The ONE thing you need to know: Not all ages are going to go for the Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. Go with your gut on this one, you know when an accessory just doesn't feel 'right' for your look/lifestyle. Trust that.
To make this look a bit more age appropriate in terms of sunglasses, Rectangle Ladies out there can easily work an aviator or classic tortoise frame into the equation. It's all about working with the shape of that gorgeous face of yours. Too much? You'll just have to go with it. In the end, you should feel good about yourself as you walk out the door in your weekend look. Make the look work for you and not the other way around. Got it? Got it.
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