Hourglass body types, bring some red into your life courtesy of a knit. It is sweater season after all. Have at it:
sources: 1 Reiss Lewes Rib Rib Sleeve Jumper (www.reiss.com), 2 J.Crew Vintage straight jean in Abbott wash (www.jcrew.com), 3 Lola Cruz Ankle Boot (www.piperlime.gap.com), 4 Be & D Paige Messenger (www.piperlime.gap.com), 5 Lulu Frost for J.Crew Indian summer bracelet (www.jcrew.com)
The top: Red is definitely a power color for all body types, not just you Hourglass ladies out there. Go bold. The cut on the sweater is a bit less tailored to your curves than we would normally suggest, but still remains loosely fitted without going into body-con territory, SO, you'll be comfortable and looking good. Comfort plays a large role in feeling good as you well know. And when you feel good, you look good. Circle of fashion life, ish. You know the drill.
The bottom: You can cuff these boyfriend jeans over the ankle boots if you have some height on you. If you're a more petite Hourglass body type, opt for a pump, something that won't cut off the leg line at the ankle. Also, when you go for a boyfriend jean, go with something relaxed and not bulky through the hips. You don't want to conceal your curves with volume or you'll end up looking bigger than you actually are. Swap these jeans for a boot-cut with cleaner lines if you're just not sure.
The rest: This Lola Cruz ankle boot is getting a ton of 'buzz' on our Pin boards. Outside of the fact that these booties are popular, they're fabulous and functional. The in-between brown with a hint of bronze revs up what could have been a basic, go-to ankle boot. The Be & D (a favorite of ours in Handbag Land) satchel keeps it neutral, allowing the red to pop on that sweater, and the details in the statement bracelet, serve up a vintage vibe. A few additional colors come into the equation with this tiny yet powerful addition.
The ONE thing you need to know: Don't forget, if you go with a boyfriend jean, make sure it is 'relaxed' and not bulky. You should still be able to tell your a female. Don't go baggy, keep things falling close to your leg line so you don't lose those coveted Hourglass curves.
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