Rectangle body types, up your weekend-casual fashion game in 6 easy steps:
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: When it comes to a Rectangle body type, long & lean isn't the problem. The key to the top half of this look is the layer of the cardigan that will add a bit of shape to your naturally straight, ridiculously versatile, lines. Wear it open and feel free to layer a couple of pendant necklaces on top if you're up for it.
The bottom: A distressed grey skinny jean is an easy way for Rectangle body types to add a little edge into any look. Your shape can pull off the additional texture going on with those skinny jeans because you have very minimal curves to start with. The distressed embellishments actually work in your favor.
The rest: The simple flat goes d'orsay, as opposed to your everyday ballet. It's more sophisticated in feel, and can work into any look. If you have the height, wearing a flat with a skinny jean will be no problem. More petite Rectangle body types can still pull this off, but to flatter your proportions a bit more, you may want to incorporate a small heel, kitten, stacked, ankle boot or otherwise. The Alexander Wang bag is there to represent your everyday, go-to black handbag. Every closet needs one and you will wear it to death, get it refurbished, and wear it to death again, so try to invest more here when possible. You don't have to break the bank, and there are plenty of amazing faux leather options out there now, just put a little love and attention into this piece of the equation because this bag will be around for the long haul (if you're a Member, you can shop The Closet below and see alternatives). Layer on a few bracelets, metallic or colorful leather, to pull the look together.
The ONE thing you need to know: wearing the cardigan buttoned up is only going to exaggerate your column-like shape. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's not working in your favor. Flatter and add a little proportion where there may not be much, by letting that top later fall away from the body. The lines of the cardigan will work well back to the cut on that tank. It's harmonious fashion for a Rectangle body type. Know it, love it.
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