Pear body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekday look in 7 steps:
sources: 1 Zara Cotton Blazer (www.zara.com), 2 J.Crew Vintage V-neck Tee in Stripe (www.jcrew.com), 3 MiH Jeans Marrakesh Kick-flare Jeans (www.matchesfashion.com), 4 Madison Harding Ben Woven Sandal (www.madisonharding.com), 5 MADEWELL The Transport Tote (www.madewell.com), 6 Tory Burch Jordan Wire Hoop Earring (www.toryburch.com), 7 NARS Semi-Matte Red Lizard Lipstick (www.beauty.com)
The top: The striped v-neck tee combined with that blazer from Zara (current obsession over here) is a great way for the Pear body type ladies out there to bring focus to the top half of the look. This is exactly what you want to do, and there are plenty of ways to pull that off without going overboard. A simple stripe and dramatic lapel combination does the trick in this case.
The bottom: These jeans are universally flattering for pretty much every body type and that includes the Pear body type. You want to hug your curves, they're fabulous and should be celebrated (right? let's start the revolution where women actually have great things to say about their bodies as opposed to the opposite), you just want the entire look to be balanced out. These jeans pull that off via the wash, the fit through the thigh (no added bulk, not too tight, just right) and then the slight flare at the hem which will draw the eye down past the hips and balance out the volume you have going on, on top.
The rest: Every girl needs a basic gold and silver earring that isn't a stud but also isn't a statement earring. They come in handy all the time when you want to go out during the day and need a little something to polish a look off or elevate things a bit from your run-of-the-mill basics-on-top-of-basics look. The red lip is a welcome pop of color back to the black and white going on. Why NOT wear a red lip during the day? Seriously? Why not have fun even if you're running an errand or picking the kids up, or just grabbing a cuppa (the recent overload of British lit is rearing it's head)? Just because your agenda is nothing all that new doesn't mean you can't mix it up a bit and make the mundane interesting. Right, all that from a red lip. Whew. On to the classic brown tote that you can carry your life in. It also happens to be the perfect travel tote. Finally, the sandal which can be swapped out for a brown ankle boot when fall comes around, or even a comfy black pump that also has that amazing invention, the pyramid heel. This heel is a go-to for SO many clients because it will add height (flatter) and is actually comfortable (kind to your foot as you walk from point A to point B). Fashion myth, no longer a myth. And, go.
The ONE thing you need to know about this look Pear body types, is that when it comes to the jeans, follow the guidelines here. You definitely want a solid wash, something that leans more towards dark than light, and none of that whiskering please, thank you (those little horizontal stripes at the hip crease denim houses put on distressed jeans). Extra pockets are off limits as well. The name of the game is streamlined because that's exactly what you want to do when it comes to your lower half so you can balance out proportions, flatter your shape, and then go out there and show it off. The red lip is going to help with that by the way. It's practically like wearing a super hero cape.
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