Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend

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I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend

Pear body types, it's sweater season. Here's how to pull of the cozy Fall staple for the weekend in 5 steps. What? Yea, we said 5:

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sources: 1 Isabel Marant for H&M Femme Cardigans et Pulls (www.hm.com), 2 Paige Hoxton high-rise skinny jeans (www.net-a-porter.com), 3 Ash Janet Wedge Ankle Boot  (www.my-wardrobe.com), 4 MS by Martine Sitbon Navy Side Pocket Clutch (www.oaknyc.com), 5 Isabel Marant for H&M Bracelet (www.hm.com)

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The top: Pear body types can bring tons of drama to the top half of any fashion equation whether it's via some serious statement jewelry or just a printed sweater like the one featured in this look. Bringing the attention above the waist is good for balancing out those Pear proportions.

The bottom: Keep it clean, streamlined, dark-wash and super simple when it comes to what you're wearing on the bottom. If the wash on these skinny jeans had more fading at the thigh, they would be out of the look.

The rest: The rest of the look is simple. The bangle adds a little something to it, as jewelry has a magical way of doing. Plus, it's super inexpensive so why not go for some extra detail and make the look your own? We could have gone with a more basic neutral when it came to the bag, but instead, we decided to opt for a navy suede number you can use if you're packing light for brunch or late afternoon cocktails. Throw in a medium leather tote if you need something a bit bigger to carry around the proverbial, 'everything but the kitchen sink,' that qualifies as your everyday necessities. The boot is perfect. If you're going to go with an ankle boot, it needs to have some originality to it, or the overall look and feel is thrown off. You could opt for something less western and go for a fold-over ankle boot, but in general, the goal with the boot is to make sure it isn't flush to the leg above the ankle. There should be a little volume at the ankle whether it's due to fit or just construction. You want to balance out the skinny leg with something so your hips aren't over-accentuated. Mind you, with that sweater on top, this shouldn't be an issue.

The ONE thing you need to know: Pear body types, make sure you keep the wash on the jean dark. Deviate slightly with minor embellishments, but in general, you want to keep it simple. The dark wash also slides right into the dark ankle boot so your vertical eye-line isn't cut off. Say it with us: elongate, elongate, elongate. Ok good, well done, time for the next look!

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear for a Casual Night Out

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Pear body types, upgrade your casual fashion game in 6 steps:

I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear for a Casual Night Out

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sources: 1 Jonathan Saunders Poppy angora-blend sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), 2 J BRAND 'Maria high rise' skinny jean (www.farfetch.com), 3 Jerome Dreyfuss Ponyhair Carlos Tote (www.barneys.com), 4 Manolo Blahnik Pointed Toe Suede Pump (www.hirshleifers.com), 5 House of Harlow 1960 Metallic Flatpick Necklace (www.shopbop.com), 6 Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.shopbop.com)

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The top: When it comes to the Pear body type, you always want to use your silhouette to play a bit on the top half of the ensemble. In this case, we're keeping it a bit more toned-down with the v-neck sweater, but with the addition of the statement necklace, you can make things instantly interesting. Work with your basics and accessorize to make a look your own. The most important thing to have is a strong core Closet/foundation.

The bottom: The skinny leg in a dark wash is your friend. A lot of Pear body types shy away from skinny leg jeans, and if you're petite, that makes sense. A boot cut would work better for you. But overall, the skinny jeans can work in your favor IF you keep them dark with limited embellishments like pockets or whiskering/distressing. Also, if you're going to go for a skinnier leg line keep the heel. Don't get mad at us, we know you'd rather prance around town in a flat (unless you're like some of our Editors who have yet to master that skill; flats make them nervous the way platform pumps do the rest of the world), but you need a heel to elongate your lower half.

The rest: P to the S, yes, you see sunnies on this. Sunnies, for a night out? Well, if it's spring/summer, this is a viable options. With daylight savings, not so much when you're 'falling back' an hour. The sunglasses show you this look works for day just as well as it does for evening. Loving the versatility on that.

The bag is a great way to take a basic look here and add some oomph. You're everyday bags are ones you should invest in, the trend pieces like this you can play a bit more with when it comes to materials. Check out the latest handbag picks to browse more (budget friendly) options in the Closet (link below). The pump keeps the lower half clean and polished. No cluncky boots please. Actually, a boot with a skinny leg for a Pear body type is a tough combination to pull off. If you had a black jegging with a streamlined black, heeled, mid-calf boot, you would be ok. The most flattering take on this though, is going to be something more polished and minimal like the pump.

The ONE thing you need to know: If you have a sweater like this with a bit more volume to it that extends out from the body at the hem, make sure that it stays above your hips. If this sweater brings weight past that natural waistline you're defeating the purpose of dressing for your body type entirely. Opt for something that wraps or fits snugly to the body instead.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Around

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Pear body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekday look in 7 steps:I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Around

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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)

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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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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday

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Pear Body Types, it's time to fill in the fashion blanks with a look that's all about how to upgrade your everyday ensemble in seven easy steps.

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sources: 1 Tucker by Gaby Basora Papa's Cover Striped All Wrap Jacket (www.my-wardrobe.com), 2 MiH Jeans Marrakesh Mid-rise Kick-flare Jeans (www.matchesfashion.com), 3 Geneva Wedge (www.needsupply.com), 4 Paul's Boutique Stella Leather Tote Bag (www.asos.com), 5 ACNE Wilde Black Sunglasses (www.acnestudios.com), 6 Kendra Scott Rochelle Ring (www.zappos.com), 7 Coach Leaf Chain Bracelet (SOLD OUT www.coach.com)

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The top: When it comes to the Pear body type, you get to play with the top half of any fashion equation  and go big. This striped, wrap jacket is a great way to do that when you're keeping it casual during the week. The wider lapel is going to accentuate your neckline and that, combined with the cinching at the waist, is going to bring your eye up above your waist.

The bottom: The reason these jeans work well for a Pear body type is that they will accentuate your curves without throwing off balance on the entire look thanks to the hem that flares slightly. The dark wash is also key for these, although you could also go with something in the medium blue family as well. You've got options, just avoid any extra pockets or distressing right around the hips.

The rest: The sunglasses are an easy way to polish off any look when you're out and about. A more dramatic black frame will 'glam' it up a bit. Go with an aviator to get sporty or a Wayfarer if you're feeling your inner-hipster start to come out. You could also throw in a red frame to inject a little color into your day. The bracelet and ring are great add-ons that complete the look without getting too far gone when it comes to the shine factor. It is a casual weekday look after all. Finally, the shoe and the bag are the perfect accessories to have on hand when you need to run around and carry your whole life with you simultaneously. Go for something a bit less open than the sandal if temps start to drop, and opt for an ankle boot. Easy, peasy.

The ONE thing you need to know: there's a heel pictured here for a reason. Keep it in the picture. Step away from the flats. If you're looking for comfort, you can go for a lower wedge or stacked heel boot/pump. The heel is detrimental for you Pear body types out there, so find a way to make it work for you in this look. Any size heel will help elongate and extend the vertical eye line. We love that right? Right.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear to Work...

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Pear body types, check out a classic look to wear to work that will take your professional wardrobe up a notch in the personal style department:

I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear to Work...

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sources: 1 Reiss Smyth Knitted Flare Dress (www.reiss.com), 2 FOREVER 21 Classic Faux Suede Pumps (www.forever21.com), 3 Rebecca Minkoff Mahogany Mini Lusciuous Studded Hobo (www.forzieri.com), 4 Oscar de la Renta Lace Gold Chain Bracelet (www.boutique1.com)

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The top: Pear body types can usually go big when it comes to your neckline, shoulder details, all of it, but this dress keeps it simple. There's some subtle texture going on, and you can definitely amp things up a bit with the addition of a statement necklace or colorful scarf. That said, just because you can take more risks up top, doesn't mean you always have to.

The bottom: Pleats for a Pear body type? Seriously? Seriously. The dark navy color is going to keep things streamlined. The pleating holds off a bit past the waist until you get to where your thighs are. This fit and flare action works for Pears mainly because you're taking the eye away from your fullest part and extending it out a bit. When the fabric falls away from your lower half, you're balancing out your proportions. Texture, color, print, and amount of volume all come into play here so keep an eye to make sure when you DO go with a pleat that flares slightly, it's a simple one.

The rest: As previously mentioned, you can definitely add a statement necklace or colorful printed scarf to the top of this look. The neutral bag in a butterscotch is your go-to brown bag for the season. Every woman needs this in her closet so we advise you invest a little more since you'll ben wearing this little accessory all over the place. Finally, the heel. The grey works well back to the navy and brown. It's a little unexpected since most would pair another brown option with the look. Why not mix it up a bit? Keep the pump for work, or go with a heeled boot when the temps drop.

The ONE thing you need to know: this looks works for the Pear body types out there for a few reasons, but one way you can easily slip up would be to opt for a flat shoe instead of one with a heel. Just don't do it. You can lower the heel height, go for a stacked heel pump (a bit more comfortable when it comes to a more even distribution of weight), or even a wedge heel would work depending upon the season. The bottom line: Heels are going to be a must when working with the length of, and pleating on, that dress.

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sources: 1 French Connection Lorelai Lace Top (www.usa.frenchconnection.com), 2 VELVET Ruby Army Jacket (www.shopbop.com), 3 J Brand 835 cropped mid-rise skinny jeans (www.net-a-porter.com), 4 ASOS Tumbled Leather Shopper With Panel detail (www.forever21.com), 5 FOREVER 21 Standout D'Orsay Flats (www.us.asos.com), 6 Ray-Ban Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.net-a-porter.com), 7 Monica Vinader Baja set of two rose gold-plated rings (www.shopbop.com) 

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The lace detail on the top is on-point for Pear Body Types. You can bring the drama on the top half of the fashion equation every time as it balances out your proportions with your bottom half. The layer of the army jacket on top of the feminine lace is a mix of masculine/femme, but when it comes to working with your body types, this look shows you how you can layer up and stick with the idea of adding to your top half to balance out the bottom half. Keep in mind, it's not about adding bulk or extra volume, and definitely make sure tops don't fall past your hips.

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The super-saturated, dark wash skinny jean is one solid color and dark enough that it will streamline while keeping things casual. If you want to elongate further with the skinny jean, you can add a pump or heeled boot.

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The rest of the look is all about keeping accessories simple. You already have plenty going on with the top and the jacket, so keep the rest toned down. The d'orsay flat is a classic black, but with some subtle hardware on the straps. It's an easy way to add some interest to a basic black flat. The sunnies are a classic Ray Ban wayfarer, but you could always swap things out with an aviator silhouette. The ring and the tote bring the look into focus without distracting from anything.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend.

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sources: 1 Helmut Lang Draped alpaca and linen-blend sweater (www.theoutnet.com), 2 Frame Denim Le Garcon mid-rise slim boyfriend jeans (www.matchesfashion.com), 3 Tory Burch Suede Reva Ballet Flat (www.toryburch.com), 4 Lulla Collection by Bindya 'Checkers' Infinity Scarf (www.nordstrom.com), 5 Christopher Kon Ellena Woven Satchel (www.shopbop.com), 6 Gorjana Aria Ring Set Of 3 (www.bloomingdales.com) 

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A loose cowl-neck is a great way to  add a little drama and bring the eye upward. The hem on this sweater drapes unevenly which should prevent it from falling too far below the waist and over the hips. If that happens, pass. Make sure the sweater hits slightly below the waist and not any longer The cowl neck is further exaggerated with the addition of a printed infinity scarf. Here's your chance to fold in some color on this Fall-centric look.

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The wash on this skinny jean is clean with very little distressing and no pockets popping out where you don't want them to, a key detail for Pear Body Types. Make sure the wash is medium to dark. You could also switch it up with a black wash.

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The navy suede ballet flat is another small way to add some subtle color while keeping everything pulled together. It's in those tiny details that you can make a look your own. A woven chocolate brown bag is neutral enough to work into almost any look, and this satchel is large enough to hold anything you'd need on the weekend. Finally, a few rings to add some hardware into the picture. Layer on more rings or bracelets to add more 'oomph.' With the scarf and cowl neck, a necklace and earring would just get covered up so you can leave them out.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear to Go Out at Night to Dinner

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sources: 1 Ralph Lauren Black Label Fluted Sleeve Top (www.farfetch.com), 2 Theory Nenna Pant (www.farfetch.com), 3 Clare Vivier Foldover in Green Apple(www.stefanibags.com), 4 Steve Madden Reeldeal Wedge Sandals (www.macys.com), 5 Oasis Elastic Metal Petal Waist Belt (www.asos.com), 6 ACNE Wilde Black sunglasses (www.acnestudios.com), 7 BCBGMAXAZRIA Modern Cuff (www.bcbg.com) 

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The top is clean, classic, and has a little bit of flare at the sleeve which you can use to balance out proportions on top. Perfect for Pear Body Types.

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The pants, everyone needs a classic black trouser. Pears, this counts for you, times ten. Tailor it to fit through your hip and thigh without pulling (size up and then have it taken in if need be). The slight flare at the hem will balance out your hips.

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The belt cinches in right at your narrowest part, your natural waist. A cuff is great, but you could also do a statement earring to draw attention upward, a little trick for Pear Body Types out there. Keep the clutch for some color, or swap it out with a tote to wear to work. The sandal gives height, match it up with the hem of the pant so it doesn't fall too low or too high. A flattering hem length hits right in the middle of the top of the arch of your foot. You could also substitute a pump, and use the shoe as your pop of color while you keep the bag neutral.

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