Hourglass body types, try this look out during the week and upgrade your running-around style quotient:
sources: 1 Tory Burch Simone Cardigan (www.toryburch.com), 2 Current/Elliott ankle skinny jean (www.shopzoeonline.com), 3 TOPSHOP Chiffon Overlay Tank Top (www.topshop.com), 4 Jeffrey Campbell In Love Flat (www.needsupply.com), 5 ALEXANDER WANG Handbag (www.yoox.com), 6 Oscar de la Renta Lace Gold Chain Bracelet (www.boutique1.com)
The top: I know, you think we're going to tell you to wear the cardigan open over the tank, but nope Hourglass body types, we're recommending the opposite and here's why: As an Hourglass, you have natural curves to work with. To flatter your assets, you need structure. It doesn't mean everything needs to be tight, seamed-up, or super-constructed. You can create structure using streamlined layers that hug your body. Case in point, the cardigan. Do you need it buttoned up all the way? No. Just a few below the bust-line will do. Can you still wear it open? Of course, just heed our advice in the 'ONE thing to know' area below...
The bottom: A skinny, distressed jean like this one is going to draw the eye to any curves you have going on in the lower half of your body. That's not necessarily a bad thing at all for Hourglass body types out there. If you're a petite Hourglass, opt for a heel as opposed to the flat. You'll need a little more to elongate your vertical line. You can also always go with a basic blue wash here too if you're feeling, well, basic.
The rest: The bag, the shoe, and the addition of an easy chain bracelet pull the look together using essential pieces that should already be a part of your core closet. If they're not, shop our Closet to get started (you need to be a Member to do this mind you). And when it comes to those 'core' accessories, since you'll be getting plenty of wear out of them, do yourself a favor, when possible, invest a little bit more. It can go a long way. Also, become best friends with your local cobbler. They are magicians that can extend the life of your favorite bags and shoes.
The ONE thing you need to know: If you're going to wear the cardigan open and can't be bothered with the whole buttoning-up situation, then make sure the cardigan you have on isn't too bulky. Go for something that has a little stretch in it so it will cinch in the loose tank underneath. Your curves deserve to be featured in the most flattering light possible, don't cover them up with too much fabric. Simple and streamlined is the name of the cardigan game on this one.
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