Rectangles, here's a way to wear lace during the day. Think we're crazy? Think again. Shop the look in 8 simple steps:
sources: 1/ Express Lace Shift Dress (www.express.com), 2/ MADEWELL All-Weather Outbound Jacket (www.madewell.com), 3/ Isabel Marant for H&M Fringed Boot (www.hm.com), 4/ House of Harlow Sound Waves Cuff (www.nastygal.com), 5/ ONE by Jo Handbags Perforated Large Hobo (www.shopbop.com), 6/ Lieke Van Opstal CURVE Green Scarf (www.boticca.com), 7/ Nars Sheer Lipstick in Barbarella (www.beauty.com), 8/ Essie Nail Polish (www.target.com)
The top: Rectangle body types can handle a little extra layering on top, in this case, it comes to you courtesy of a military jacket. The utilitarian vibe over the ultra-feminine lace detail going on in the dress is what we want here. Toughen it up, tone it down, all while balancing out your straight-line proportions. The addition of a scarf also accentuates the top half of your body. This little detail is also going to play a part when it comes to balancing out the look.
The bottom: The dress has seaming details at the waist to create a little added shape. This is something Rectangle Body Types can work to their advantage every time.
The rest: The fringed boot is going to balance out the layers on your top half because it's a bit more substantial than any other shoe that would have simpler, cleaner lines. Fringe is your friend on this one. The bag is big enough to hold everything you'll need for the day and stays neutral in color so it will blend right in. The size and slouchiness also helps tone down the laced-up dress, giving things a more 'daytime' feel. A simple gold bracelet sneaking out of the cuff on the jacket is all you need to polish things up a bit. The right nail and lip color will also help bring the look into focus.
The ONE thing you need to know: Keep the accessories neutral on this one and you'll be able to create a daytime look and feel. If you go bold with something, whether it's the bag or shoe, or even lip color, you may easily cross the line and throw things off.
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