Rectangle Body Types, it's time to fill in the fashion blanks with a look that's all about how to upgrade your weekend ensemble in six simple steps.
sources: 1 Line The Infamous cashmere sweater (www.theoutnet.com), 2 7 FOR ALL MANKIND bootcut jean (www.farfetch.com), 3 Mango Leopard Slippers (www.shop.mango.com), 4 ONE by Perforated Large Hobo (www.shopbop.com), 5 AURELIE BIDERMANN Ginko Feather Ring (www.luisaviaroma.com), 6 Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Hoops (www.piperlime.gap.com)
The top: It's sweater weather out there and that means it's time to get cozy without swallowing your shape whole in too much fabric dear Rectangle body types. This cashmere sweater works for you IF the hem doesn't extend too far past your natural waist. If you're swimming in this knit or are more of a petite Rectangle shape, opt for something a bit smaller, fitted, and streamlined. You have naturally straight lines so you want to be sure the sweater you go with doesn't just follow suit. The reason the sweater works, when fitted correctly, is via a nice drop along the neckline with a deep-v that will bring attention upward, AND, the fabric splitting on both sides along the hem will have it falling away from the body, balancing out proportions.
The bottom: These are your basic bootcuts and yes, you guessed it, they're an absolute essential in your wardrobe. Find a pair that fits through the thigh and then flares only slightly at the hem. Once you find the perfect fit, buy 10 of them. Ok fine, two, one for heels and one that you can get hemmed for flats. But if 10 is an option, go for it. We all have our favorites, but you have to try on to figure it all out. If you're shopping on-line, buy two sizes so you don't have to worry about a time lag should one size you select not be just right.
The rest: The tote is a perfect everyday piece to have in your accessories arsenal. The neutral, putty color makes this the perfect basic for Fall/Winter, and the size of it will allow you to squeeze everything you could possibly need for the day in there. The jewelry is kept relatively calm. It's a weekend look so you don't need to go big when it comes to the shiny stuff. Something simple, a favorite bangle and ring, will do the trick. Finally, the flat in a leopard print adds some interest to the look. You can go with a neutral, this is just one way you get to take what is deemed a 'basic' look and elevate it a bit.
The ONE thing you need to know: Rectangle body types can get away with almost anything really. That's generalizing a bit, but your straight shape lends itself to being molded all sorts of stylish ways. The one thing you need to keep in mind is volume on the sweater. As mentioned earlier, you don't want that sweater to fall too far below your hips. You could bring it to a tailor to have it hemmed or you could opt for another option. Length is one consideration, shape is another. If there's too much fabric and volume, but the length is fine, you could always layer over a thicker cardigan or soft blazer that is tailored to fit closer to your body. This additional layer will pull everything in for you, and while it's doing that, it will definitely upgrade the look from basic-weekend, to a more polished variation on the theme.