Hourglass body types, here's a look for the weekend that is beyond your normal go-to ensemble. Drop the yoga pants. Try this out instead:
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: The lace tee with the military jacket as the outer layer are going to add a lot to your upper half. This is fine as long as you balance out, and in the case of an Hourglass body type, stick to, your natural proportions. Both the tee and the jacket fall slightly away from the body so there's not too much bulk on top which is helpful. Speaking of the jacket, there's one more great thing it will do for your top half and that is add a little structure. Hourglasses always benefit from a more structured look because you have plenty of curves to contend with and you don't want them to get lost in the style shuffle. Tailoring, seaming details, etc. are your best friend.
The bottom: The black skinny jeans slim and streamline like nothing else. You can't go wrong with these, and it's a nice departure from your everyday blue denim. If you want to balance proportions even more, you can go with a boot cut version in the same color, or take it uber-casual with a more distressed wash. Grey denim would also work really well here, so feel free to play around with it.
The rest: A classic black tote gets a refresher via a tumbled leather texture that brings it up a level from basic. A bold ring works here as well. Bracelets would just be an exercise in fashion futility under the sleeves of that jacket. And finally, a detailed ankle strap flat brings everything together with a bit of a twist. Scratch that, the final piece of the look would be those Ray Ban wayfarers. Overall, the look and feel is stylishly saddled between preppy and hipster. Make it your own via the accessories.
The ONE thing you need to know: If you are a more petite Hourglass body type you're going to need a bit more height than that flat. Bring a comfortable wedge sandal or ankle boot into the mix. Keep both black so you can extend the vertical line through the leg of the skinny jean. And finally, watch out for jewelry up top. Avoid any extras in the way of necklaces or earrings. You already have the clothing doing a lot of 'talking' for you, so anything extra may end up being distracting. When in doubt, keep it simple.
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