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

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

Rectangle body types, here's a fall take on how to wear a skirt for sweater weather...

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

sources: 1 Reiss Lewes Crew Neck Jumper (www.reiss.com), 2 J.Crew Collection festival berry tweed skirt (www.jcrew.com), 3 Isabel Marant for H&M Boots (www.hm.com), 4 Be & D Paige Messenger (www.piperlime.gap.com), 5 Kelly Wearstler Greenwich Bracelet (www.piperlime.gap.com)

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The top: This sweater is a classic that every body type can work with, not just Rectangles body types This is just one of those knits that belongs in everyone's core closet of seasonal essentials.

The bottom: The print on the a-line tweed skirt brings something to this table when put back to the simple, cream sweater. Rectangles can work a print, a slight flare courtesy of the a-line, and everything else going on, easily back to your naturally straight lines. The volume that the sweater serves up on top balances out with everything else going on below the waist.

The rest: The fringed ankle boot, in the neutral grey, takes the look into colder temps instantly. Rectangle body types, especially those with some height, can pull off the slouchy boot hitting right at the ankle. It's just one more way to balance out proportions. The satchel is simple, also neutral, so the skirt gets to do all the talking when the fringe isn't soaking up the style spotlight. And then a slight touch of shine, courtesy of a delicate gold bracelet, pulls it all together.

The ONE thing you need to know: If the fringed ankle boot scares you, opt for a heeled, knee-high boot back to a tight, both in chocolate brown. That would be the more classic take on everything. Cover everything up with a neutral trench and you're good to go.

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

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Rectangles, here's a way to wear lace during the day. Think we're crazy? Think again. Shop the look in 8 simple steps:

How Do I Wear This White Lace Dress from Express, Rectangle Body Type

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)

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

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Rectangles, love lace? Good. Here's a way to bring it into the board room, in just 7 shoppable steps:

How Do I Wear This White Lace Dress from Express, Rectangle Body Type

sources: 1/ Express Lace Shift Dress (www.express.com), 2/ TOPSHOP Petite Collarless Panel Jacket (www.topshop.com), 3/ Nly Viva Pump (www.nelly.com), 4/ Lulu Frost for J.Crew midnight moon tassel necklace (www.jcrew.com), 5/ Gorjana G-Pressed Ring (www.bloomingdales.com), 6/ MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Billy Hobo (www.stylebop.com), 7/ Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (www.bergdorfgoodman.com) 

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The top: The layer of the blazer over the lace dress works for your type for a number of reasons, one of which happens to be that Rectangle body types can carry off additional layers on top with the help of your column-like frame. A little added volume isn't going to hurt you, as a matter of fact, it helps bring some balanced proportions out of the woodwork. See how the blazer is slightly cinched and fitted? Right, that also helps to define your waist. Throw that back to the horizontal seaming details on the waist of the dress, sort of a double empire (not to be confused with a double rainbow), and you have even more waist-flattering details already sewn into the look. You don't even have to lift a finger, or (more importantly) do a crunch.

The bottom: Depending on your height, the hem on that dress is either going to make the cut for the workplace or be held for after hours. Outside of that, the fabric falls slightly away from the body, adding even more shape into the mix which is like fashion catnip for a Rectangle Body Type, or should be.

The rest: The black and cream going on with the blazer and dress is just asking for an injection of color right? Right. So, if we're going to bring things into a different end of the color spectrum using the pump, let's keep the bag neutral. Less is more. Plus, that way you can pop a red lip for the look if you're feeling bold, or, if you need the motivation to throw down during your presentation that day. Nothing works more like a superhero cape than the perfect shade of red lipstick. Blot to soften a bit, it is daytime after all. When you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you're bound to get some seriously powerful work done. Top things off with some gold accents, courtesy of a little wrap around ring and an elongated, tassel necklace.

The ONE thing you need to know: The blazer needs to stay along the lines of the above cut and not tread too far into oversized, boyfriend territory. You want to find the curves not let them fade away under it all.

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

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Rectangle body types, pull off a polished boyfriend jean look in 5 simple, shoppable steps:

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sources: 1 J.Crew Tweed-sleeve top (www.jcrew.com), 2 J.Crew Vintage straight jean in Abbott wash (www.jcrew.com), 3 Zara Suede Leather High Heel Court Shoe (www.zara.com), 4 Zara Worn Leather Clutch (www.zara.com), 5 J.Crew Fanned leaf necklace (www.jcrew.com

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The top: The contrast in pattern on the shoulders is going to bring the eye right to the top of your body. This works in your favor Rectangle body types, because you'll be creating proportionate embellishments with the boyfriend jean on bottom. A little balanced emphasis on top and bottom will help round out your naturally straight silhouette. Speaking of bottom...

The bottom: The boyfriend jean is a trend that not all body types can pull off. So, Rectangle body types, rejoice, you can cover this one easily. The added volume on the jeans, combined with the distressed details, are carried seamlessly by your versatile frame. If you're more petite when it comes to height, make sure you keep the heel going strong. Our styling suggestion is to fold the hem of jeans up to create cuffs, just a few inches tall. If you cuff it off, you're going to really want that heel in there to extend the vertical eye-line.

The rest: The addition of a statement necklace with a little color takes this look from basic to interesting. As a Rectangle body type, can carry the additional 'oomph' at your neckline, so go for it. An easy black bag works as well, staying in-line with the relaxed, yet pulled-together, feel. When have you ever gone wrong with a black pump right? The answer should be 'never.' If that's not the case, let us know, we need to hear about it. The pump takes this look from super-casual to a bit more cleaned up in one, quick, step.

The ONE thing you need to know: If you're not feeling the black pump, you can always go with a nude, peep-toe version, a wedge sandal depending on temps, or even a flat sandal if you have some height to pull that off.

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

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Rectangle body types, the addition of the perfect jacket can instantly upgrade and add a little drama into your go-to work look. Try this one out:

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sources: 1 IRO Kristen Jacket (www.shoplesnouvelles.com), 2 Reiss Simia Textured Bodycon Skirt (www.reiss.com), 3 Lodis Grey Python Print Leather Convertible Satchel (www.shirise.com), 4 Loeffler Randall Tamsin Classic Pump (www.loefflerrandall.com), 5 Giles & Brother Cortina Leather And Brass Cuff (www.net-a-porter.com  

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The top: Rectangle body types, you can and should accentuate your top half in any fashion equation. The lapel on this IRO jacket creates a little volume on top which will add some curves to your naturally straight shape.

The bottom: This is a trend-forward take on the classic pencil skirt cut. There's a little texture in there which will balance out what you're accentuating with the jacket on the top half of the look. Go with a basic black if you're office is beige-land, or by all means, liven the joint up a bit with an injection of color. Speaking of color...

The rest: These pumps are just one example of how you can play with your pumps. It's a personal, and completely emotional decision that is completely in your hands. Go with something that feels good, above all, you need to feel comfortable in what you're wearing so the look doesn't end up wearing you. That said, these looks are here to inspire you to step a smidge outside of your everyday fashion routine. Take pieces here and there, cross-reference what you have in your own closet, and baby step your way to an upgraded personal sense of style. A grey shoulder bag and neutral, edgy cuff will keep it pulled together while adding a little additional 'oomph' to the look.

The ONE thing you need to know: There's plenty of print and texture going on here. When it comes to the pencil skirt, keep it colorful but subtle. If you're going to pop some serious color on the bottom half, back to that jacket, make sure you go with a more basic pump. This works because the under-tones on each piece, minus the shoe, blend well together. Blues and grey naturally complement one another. The red is in there to shake things up a bit.

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

Rectangle body types, take your work look to the next level in 6 steps. Liven up the office a bit why don't you?

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

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sources: Vanessa Bruno Crepe de Chine Blazer (www.net-a-porter.com), Otte Ellen Dress (www.otteny.com), Zara High Heel Vamp Shoe (www.zara.com), MICHAEL Michael Kors Clutch (www.farfetch.com), Venessa Arizaga Cabo SunsetNecklace (www.matchesfashion.com), Rag & Bone Simone Belt (www.shopbop.com)

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The top: The blazer is going to add some volume where there may not be much when it comes to the column-like Pear body type shape you're working with. The statement necklace also helps with that. The top of the dress buttons down to a v-neck which is one more reason this look works in your favor. The v-neck will elongate, not that you need any more of that, but it doesn't hurt one bit.

The bottom: The hem of the dress falls away from the body slightly so it will create movement, be ridiculously comfortable, and also add some volume on the bottom half of the fashion equation which will balance out proportions for you. Love, that and so should every Rectangle body type out there.

The rest: A clutch, for work? Really? I know, I know. The clutch is there as an add-on that will make this look versatile and that is a very good thing. Go for a classic black tote or shoulder bag (shop options in the closet, they're always coming in so you're covered; see the link below), pop the clutch in there, and you're set to transition into happy hour. It's not rocket science right? This should be easy, don't forget that. The pump is a classic. Stick with something streamlined and easy there. If you want, you could also go with a neutral peep-toe or possibly strappy sandal depending on the season of course. If you want to go further into Fall, throw in an opaque tight, keep the pump, swap the white blazer for a black leather moto version or just a classic black blazer, toss the belt, and you're good to go.

The ONE thing you need to keep in mind to pull this off: Make sure if you're wearing a dress with very little definition and structure, that you have either a belt or top layer in the form of a fitted blazer or cardigan to create some curves for your Rectangle body type. Never, ever throw on an oversized cardi, boxy blazer, or other piece that will swallow you whole. You'll lose any flattering aspect of the look and that's just really sad, let alone a waste of a perfectly on-trend, pop color dress.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Rectangle Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out and About Today

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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: Rectangles, the extra volume on this top is not going to be a problem. If it flares out too much at your natural waist however, you may want to throw in an extra layer of a fitted jacket (leather, maybe a blazer, etc.) just to be sure you don't lose your shape entirely. Since the sweater is basic and you do want to have a little something going on up there, the necklace comes to the rescue. You can definitely afford to go big with this or any other statement necklace (there are always new options lining the virtual shelves of the closet, link below).

The bottom: Skinny jeans aren't for everyone, but when it comes to the Rectangle body type, you will have no problems. For most types, if there's a skinny, there should be a heel, but Rectangles, you have options. Go with a ballet flat, a flat riding boot, or keep the pump. You can also play a bit with the wash on those jeans. If you wanted to do something a bit more distressed, possibly in a grey back to the pink, it's possible and it will flatter you silhouette.

The rest: We already touched on the pump. Feel free to swap it out depending on the agenda or your mood for the day. You're good to go with the necklace (per above). The bigger the better, especially when worn back to a substantial knit like this sweater. As far as sunglasses go, work with your favorite pair. The Wayfarers are a classic, and relatively universal, but they're really being used more as a placeholder for this look.

Then you have that bag. Really, this is a sweater and jeans look that you have elevated with a couple of key accessories. The bag is a big one. Not into animal print? No prob. The goal here is to use accessories to pull the look together, update it, and polish things off a bit for what would have been your run-of-the-mill daytime look. Go with a neutral if you're feeling, well, neutral. Or bring in a print, etc. This is the addition that let's you make the look your own and just gives good style street-cred. You know how it is. You see the look, then you see the bag (or shoe, or both) and you think, "Wow, ok, she knows what she's doing." That's what's going on here. It's simple, see?

The ONE thing you need to know about this look Rectangle body types is, you don't want to have that sweater steal the show. Don't let a knit cover up your body too much. Hiding behind your clothing never works. Instead, go with a more fitted sweater option or just layer a blazer or streamlined black jacket over this one.

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

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sources: 1 Theyskens' Theory Crochet-Back Open-Knit Linen-Blend Sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), 2 Pietra Croc Braiden Wedges (www.ssense.com), 3 J. Crew 3" Chino Short (www.jcrew.com), 4 Tory Burch Resin Band Bangle (www.toryburch.com)

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The top: The sweater has a lot going on. You've got the shoulder embellishment, the open back, plus it's pretty sheer which means you'll most likely be wearing a lightweight tank underneath or bandeau bra, depending on how daring you're feeling that day. Rectangle body types can handle all of this. Everything will add emphasis to your top half, which is a good thing as you move through the look to balance out proportions and add some curves where there may not be many.

The bottom: Shorts are both loved and hated. We get it, some women shudder at the thought of showing off those gams. If you're one of them, opt for a white skinny jean instead. But if you're into the shorts look, go with a pair of brights to bring out the Spring in the situation. The J.Crew 3" chinos are a personal favorite of editors around these parts. Get the longer length if you feel it's more age appropriate, or if it just makes you feel more comfortable. At the end of the day, the point is to feel good in what you have on so if you don't, make necessary adjustments or else what's the point right?

The rest: That neutral wedge is a must. Rectangle body types lend themselves to long and lean silhouettes, so you can afford to wear a flat sandal, or flip flop (with hopefully a little something to it ok?). The wedge, however, is going to give you legs for days. And really, let's  be honest, what woman doesn't want that? From there, the addition of a wooden bangle keeps the spring/summer story going strong. Swap it out for a woven chain bangle, leather, fabric, whatever, just keep it light and neutral because the rest of the look needs to have it's color cameo.

The ONE thing Rectangle body types need to keep in mind when pulling off this look is to make sure the top, whether it's a sweater or tee, doesn't hit too far below the natural waist. You want there to be a clear separation between the two so you can create some definition without using a belt or wrap cardigan. Easy.

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

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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: You cannot, I repeat, cannot go wrong with this top. The top is universal, and Rectangle body types, that means you're all set. The wide neckline flatters and lends itself to some serious earring action if you're up for it. The tapering in at the waist is also perfect for accentuating, or in your case, creating a more proportionate silhouette, and it's black so yes, it goes with everything.

The bottom: Every woman needs a well-tailored, perfectly fitting pair of black pants in her closet. They don't have to be over $150, or $100 for that matter. Ok fine, you can get a great pair for less than $70, tailor them, and wear them to death if you know where to look (cue: the Closet, link below). Just make sure this essential is in there. You can get SO much use out of these pants, and once again, the cut is a wide-leg one so it's pretty universal to all types unless you're petite (walk away if you're petite and go for something a bit more fitted/straight leg/boot cut). The tab waist, the slight flare at the hem, all  of it is causing a swoon-like reaction over here, and Rectangles, you should feel free to join in. These, are, gorgeous, and completely essential to have in your core wardrobe.

The rest: Black, black and more black can get boring. The kelly green clutch throws a colorful wrench into the equation, and thank god for that. A little color is important. It not only allows you to show who you are, but it can also brighten someone's day. Color therapy is a real thing, might as well start in your closet right? If you have color on the clutch, you can keep the shoes toned-down with a neutral that in this case, comes in the form of a faux exotic print. The pant is going to cover up what you have on so don't make this part into a science project. Not worth it. The belt draws in the narrowest part of your body, the waist (see below for the one thing you need to keep in mind if this isn't the case). The sunglasses are chic, glamorous, and very you-mean-business-but-you're-going-to-look-good-taking-over-the-world. And finally, the cuff, should you feel your inner Wonder Woman clawing to come out. This is a power cuff ladies. Use it for good.

The ONE thing you need to know if you're a Rectangle body type attempting to pull off this classic look is, should your rectangle shape be very column-like and you have little to no definition at your waist, drop the belt. The belt may end up bringing attention to a part of your body that distracts from creating a balance in your proportions. How will you know? Try on the belt, look in the mirror, if your waist doesn't look significantly smaller than your torso and hips, there's no need for the belt. Don't go in another notch by the way. You're going to want to be able to function normally in the look (i.e. breathe) so if the belt cuts off your air supply, you're trying to make yourself work for the look. No no, stop that, and flip the fashion script. Make the look work for you. See? Ah, exhale. That's better.

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

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sources: 1 Markus Lupfer Silk Jersey Dress (www.net-a-porter.com), 2 River Island Black Blazer (SOLD OUT www.riverisland.com), 3 Nine West Kenie Gladiator Sandals (www.macys.com), 4 See by Chloé Taupe April Leather Zipped Tote (www.my-wardrobe.com), 5 Gorjana London Hoop Earrings (www.asos.com)

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The top: Rectangle body types, use this dress well. The print and the built in waist definition are your friend. Make sure if you layer with the blazer that it isn't too boxy. You're going to want something with a bit of streamlining and construction to it that will create an hourglass-effect.

The bottom: The hem of the dress is pretty narrow. Usually we'd edge you towards more of an a-line or something that has a bit more volume. This works for two reasons: first, you have the waistline seam distinguishing between the top and bottom half, and second, there's a bold print that actually curves for you. Love when there's a little eye-line trickery right?

The rest: The nude shoe is just going to extend the long & lean'ness that is your Rectangle body type. Not super long? Not a problem, that's where the heel comes into play. Boom, height. You can also go with a black d'orsay pump (check out the Closet to shop more options, link below) as well if you want to polish it up a bit. From there, the bag and jewelry (just earrings in this case) are toned-down so you can let the print on that dress have it's day in the sun. No need to overwhelm here, less can be so much more.

The ONE thing you need to know to pull this look off is the previously mentioned note about the blazer. It definitely shouldn't be too boxy on your frame. You have a naturally straight shape that needs some great construction (courtesy of layers and seaming details in this look) to bring out your best. If the blazer swallows you whole, gets too boxy at the hem, or runs to parallel to your column-like silhouette, you're just going to go in the opposite direction of flattering. So, go for something a bit more body-conscious. It doesn't have to be super-snug mind you, some great seaming detail will do.

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

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Rectangle body types, here's a look that elevates any weekday style routine you have going in seven shoppable steps:I'm a Rectangle Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Running Around on a Weekday

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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: Rectangle body types can work a stripe like none other. Why? Because you have a natural column-like shape, so the horizontal striping won't draw the eye-line too far out to the left and right. Actually, the addition of a few curves on top balanced out with a little emphasis on your lower half is what you're going for, so, the tee works well to start things off. Bring in the white blazer with a dramatic lapel, and you bring even more volume/attention to the top. It's all fine and good because you have plans for the bottom half of the ensemble that will balance things out. The bottom: Speaking of the bottom, these jeans are perfection. They hug right at the hip, fit through the thigh, and flare out slightly at the hem. That small flare at the hem, even though these are a boot-cut, is going to be what flatters your Rectangle body type. They're a universally flattering shape in then denim world. The next time you're out shopping (or in shopping in the Closet, link below) you will be able to recognize that, yes, this is the kind of jean you should go for. The rest: Since you have a lot of black-and-white going on here, a little injection of color is called for It's as simple as throwing in a bright red lip. Easy. Blot to tone it down a bit, or opt-out of the lipstick and brighten things up with a gloss. Little touches like this elevate any look. They're small, yet effective.

The tote is going to be a go-to, everyday, wear it to work or running around, kind of tote. Perfect for travel as well (read: if your laptop is your traveling partner in crime, it just found it's new home). The pyramid heel on the sandal is THE most comfortable thing in the world. Fine, it's not a slipper, and yes, a wedge does pretty well too, but the pyramid heel is something to keep in mind if you want some height that will get you from point A to B without wanting to cry your eyes out (read: if you've ever felt like wearing a three inch platform pump through the streets of Manhattan running to market appointments or [insert your agenda here] was a good idea only to find yourself buying two dollar flip flops three hours in at the closest Duane Reade, you know what I'm talking about). A subtle earring finishes things off. Every woman should have a little something like this in her closet that isn't a statement piece but isn't a stud either. This is your middle-man earring. Know it, love it.

The ONE thing you need to know when you pull off this look is that you want to keep the jewelry super simple. You may be tempted to throw in a necklace or larger earrings. Fine, a hoop is an option, but less is more. The lapel and the striped v-neck tee bring plenty to the table without having to add anything else. The goal is to keep your top half balanced out with your bottom half, and Rectangles, that means you need to create emphasis on those two opposite poles of your body. It's easy to do, you just want to be wary of how much you're adding into the mix. Follow the look above as a guide and go from there. Above all, you should feel good when you leave your closet and walk out into the day so take this inspiration, make the look your own, and hit the ground running (um, because you actually CAN in those shoes! ah-mazing).

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Rectangle body types, here's a look that elevate your weekend look in 7 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: Rectangle body types, the top half works for your mainly because it's going to add a bit of soft emphasis to your shoulders with the lapel on the jacket. The stripes are fine on your frame, and the wrap also works since you have a bit more volume on top that's going to allow proportions to balance out with the bottom. Side note: you're going to want to put a basic tee or tank on under this jacket to layer.

The bottom: The boot cut silhouette on these jeans is universally flattering, which means, it works just as well for a Rectangle as it would an Apple. The slight flare at the hem is going to add a bit of volume to the bottom of your leg which will balance out with the jacket on top. Win, win.

The rest: If it's chilly out, opt for an ankle boot instead of the sandal. Keep it clean, classic, and streamlined because really, you won't be seeing much of the shoe under the hem of the jean. A few accessories are always in order, and since you have such a strong neckline with the jacket, it's easy to go with a chain bracelet and statement ring. No need for a necklace that will get swallowed up or distract from the draping on that wrap jacket. The black frame sunnies are perfect for the look, but it all really depends on the shape of your face. These add a bit more of a 'glam' feel to everything whereas an aviator would make it a bit sportier. You've got options which is why having multiple pairs of sunglasses is always a good call. It's a simple accessory that can elevate any look in under a second. Top it off with an everyday tote and you're good to go.

The ONE thing you need to know: You could absolutely turn this into a casual evening look, going out to dinner, or whatever you're up to with just a couple of changes. Put the look on double duty for your Rectangle body type by bringing a great black tank into the picture, and layer it under the jacket which you can wear open. Swap a classic leather clutch in for the tote and bring some color to the face with a pop of color on your lips, one of the quickest tricks in the book when you want to amp up an outfit without going overboard.

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sources: 1 Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt (www.yoox.com), 2 Diane von Furstenberg Two Tiered Pleated Skirt (www.farfetch.com), 3 MICHAEL Michael Kors Asta Double-Buckle Sandal (www.neimanmarcus.com), 4 MADE Fair Trade Cross Body Satchel Bag Tan (www.fashion-conscience.com), 5 Pamela Love Earrings (www.yoox.com), 6 Jack Wills Whinfield Belt (www.jackwills.com), 7 Giles & Brother Serpent Cuff (www.bloomingdales.com)

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The top: Rectangle body types, this look is on-point for you when it comes to a Spring/Summer. The tank is definitely body conscious and will hug a bit, but the details on the shoulders and neckline will help add a little something to bring some attention where you may not normally get it. Layer a streamlined cardigan over the tank if you need additional coverage on this one. You could also go with a bright white blazer or black as well if you're going to a working lunch. Just make sure the blazer is fitted and hits a sweet spot below the waist but above your hips.

The bottom: The pleated skirt is your friend, not to mention gorgeous in this case. The print is subtle but the color is bright so you're going to be bringing some serious focus to your lower half, which, as a Rectangle body type, you can do without throwing things off balance. The best part about the skirt is that it fits through the hips and has a seam right at the thigh that's going to create a little extra volume and movement. These details are going to help bring some balance to your naturally straight lines.

The rest: The heeled sandal is pretty scandalous for some. We get it, not everyone can pull off a four inch (ish) platform sandal during the day. Remember, use these looks as inspiration. You don't need to try and squeeze yourself into the look. Instead make the look work for you. Rectangles, if you're wanting something a bit more realistic since you are running around, you can go with a neutral wedge, lower heel on a sandal, or even a flat sandal if you have some height. Actually, it's why this look is so amazing for the Rectangle body type, you can get so many variations on one theme that will all flatter your shape and add curves where you want them. The belt can stay or go, depending on what you're in the mood for. A great option would be to layer in a lightweight grey or neutral cardigan, and belt it on the outside. The jewelry is a little more vintage and bohemian in look and feel, aligning with vibe on that skirt. You could also turn this into a full-on 'prepster' moment by opting for some studs and a more demure chain bracelet. The cross body bag just pulls it all together in a casual, but sophisticated way.

The ONE thing you need to know: If you do want to add a bit more coverage, make sure the top layer isn't too loose. You want to go with something that is more fitted so your shape doesn't get lost in the shuffle. If all you have is a cardigan with a bit more bulk, the belt is going to come in handy when you cinch things up and define your waist.

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Rectangle body types, take a Fall look for the weekend and elevate it a bit with the addition of a couple key pieces:

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sources: Veda x Madewell Black Leather Moto Jacket (www.madewell.com), 2 Diane von Furstenberg Shara lace-appliquéd wool sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), 3 Tory Burch Classic Tory Bootcut Jean In Rinse (www.toryburch.com), 4 Barrie Cutout Bootie (www.nastygal.com), 5 Rebecca Minkoff Quinn Bucket Bag (www.rebeccaminkoff.com), 6 Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Givenchy Gold Plated Clip-On Earrings (www.harveynichols.com)

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The top: Rectangle body types can handle the details going on here, from the lace-embellishments covering the front of the sweater, to the moto jacket that is bringing some serious edge to the look. Those two layers will accentuate your top half which you will use to balance out what you're doing with your bottom half. This is how you create more flattering proportions that go beyond your naturally straight lines. You've got an amazing canvas to work with, so the styling options are endless. Just one more reason it's good to be a Rectangle.

The bottom: These jeans are a beautiful thing. The boot-cut shape going on is one you need to commit to your memory so every time you're out there jean shopping, you know what to look for. Always have something like this on hand in your wardrobe, whether the wash is dark and saturated or medium and a bit distressed. Both options work well for your shape. Keep one jean tailored to flats and the other jean you can hem to fall over your heels.

The rest: Since you have plenty of things going on between the sweater and the jacket, the best approach to jewelry and accessories is a simple one. You don't want to overwhelm things and distract from the good stuff you have coming together here as far as clothing is concerned. We used a classic stud earring, bucket bag, and easy ankle boot to complement the entire ensemble. Super simple, super easy. This is where having a strong core closet comes in handy.

The ONE thing you need to know: The moto jacket is one way to pull the look together, but don't get stuck there. You could throw a camel or black trench over things and you have a more polished take on a weekend look. Opt for a peacoat and you head into 'preppy' territory, or bring a military jacket into the mix for something that fits  a more laid-back weekend vibe. Jackets, and blazers for that matter, are one of the best ways to add major versatility to your wardrobe. Invest when you can, because you will definitely get tons of use out of this top layer.

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Rectangle body types: if you've been trying to up your weekend fashion game, here's how you can do it in 7 steps:

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sources: 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 top: What? Rectangle body types out there, I mean really, you've got it all! Well played mother nature, well played. Mini-body type celebration aside, the layering of the military jacket back to the lace embellished tee works well for you because you have a super versatile frame that can carry the extra drama on top (even if it's less 'glam' drama and more 'utilitarian' in nature). Actually, the combination of the tee and jacket will help create some volume on the top half of your body. The look draws a bit outside of your straight lines, which we love.

The bottom: A black skinny jean is an easy way to pull-together a more polished look for the weekend. As a Rectangle body type, you could always go with your everyday blues, or a grey skinny, but in this case, we're sticking with black. The skinny lines will elongate which is a plus for petite Rectangles out there.

The rest: Just because you're wearing a military jacket doesn't mean  you need to fly sans jewelry, ok? Make sure you add something into the mix that shines it up a bit. The masculine/feminine juxtaposition (big word, sorry about that) is a fun one to play with. Lace back to military, streamlined black skinnies back to a bold rock of a statement ring, and so on. Have fun with it and if you're feeling hipster-ish, or just can't find the rest of the sunglasses you've lost to the black hole that may very well be your closet, go with an easy pair of Wayfarers.

On to the tote which takes your classic black variation and flips it on it's head with some added textural details. Put the contents of your life in there and go. You'll get TONS of use out of this, which for the price, makes it an even BETTER pick. For the more petite Rectangle body types, you'll want to go with something a bit more demure like a mid-size, slouchy shoulder bag. You can shop the Closet (if you're one of our amazing members that is; see below) for alternatives. And finally, that flat. We love how the basic flat gets refreshed with one simple ankle strap addition. Take the look from great to, "oh wow, I love those shoes, you look so pulled together," in a snap. What woman doesn't want to hear that? If you don't by the way, you may be on the wrong personal styling website.

The ONE thing you need to know: Not all ages are going to go for the Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. Go with your gut on this one, you know when an accessory just doesn't feel 'right' for your look/lifestyle. Trust that.

To make this look a bit more age appropriate in terms of sunglasses, Rectangle Ladies out there can easily work an aviator or classic tortoise frame into the equation. It's all about working with the shape of that gorgeous face of yours. Too much? You'll just have to go with it. In the end, you should feel good about yourself as you walk out the door in your weekend look. Make the look work for you and not the other way around. Got it? Got it.

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Rectangle body types, here's a look to wear to work that will elevate your office's style quotient in 4 steps:

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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: Rectangle body types, your frame works well back to a fitted dress like the Reiss option above. The seaming detail at the waist will cinch in your torso and the straight lines of your silhouette can handle the tighter fit through your chest and arms.

The bottom: The great part about the pleating on this dress is that it will add a little volume to your lower half as the fabric falls slight away from your body. To balance that out on top, you can always bring a statement necklace or drop earring into the equation. Try whatever you think will bring the drama without going overboard for an office look.

The rest: The accessories on the rest of this look are sim-ple. It's tempting to take such a simple cut when it comes to the dress and want to jazz it up a bit with bells and whistles. It's an option for Rectangles, but the overall look and feel we're going for here is a clean and polished one. The accessories, from the butterscotch leather shoulder bag to the grey faux suede pump, are right in-line with achieving that style goal A chain bracelet that falls over the fabric on the fitted arm is a great option to tie the look together and make it your own. Jewelry does that so well. You can take something so basic, throw a few key baubles into the mix, and boom, you have an original, well-thought out look.

The ONE thing you need to know: If you're feeling like a pump isn't going to cut it as the temps continue to drop, Rectangle body types can certainly pull off a heeled, knee-high boot on this one. Go with something in the brown family to keep it soft. And make sure the heel is a streamlined one at that. You don't want a bulky boot with a stacked heel when you have a dress with these classic lines. When it comes to the shoe situation, just know you've got options.

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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)

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

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)

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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.

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sources: 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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The Rectangle Body type can handle the draping going on with the cowl neckline and the volume on the sweater. But if there's too little structure on top AND bottom, then you fall into a column-like look. Cue: the streamlined jean to hug a bit where you want it to and a scarf to also help balance out proportions. With some height, the flats work. If you want to dress it up or elongate, go with a heel via a pump, sandal, or boot. The rest of the look is all about keeping the accessories neutral.

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