Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something Casual But Polished to Wear Out & About Today

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I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something Casual But Polished to Wear Out & About Today

Apple body types, elevate your go-to look for running errands during the day:

I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something Casual But Polished to Wear Out & 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: The v-neck, check. Go for a v-neck whenever possible. You'll see examples on how to do this in the Style Guide if you haven't had a glimpse of it yet. Overall this sweater is super simple. Really, there's not much to it outside of the color and a little extra volume at the hem. A word to the wise for petite Apple body type women out there, make sure the volume on this sweater doesn't overwhelm your silhouette entirely. You'll throw everything out of whack by adding too much bulk and throwing off proportions. Instead, opt for a more fitted version of the same shape which, ps, you can find oh, everywhere (start with the StyleShaker Closet and go from there; link below).

The bottom: You can streamline to your heart's content on this one. Why? Because you have the height of that heel that will keep the vertical line extending. Usually, we'd recommend something more along the lines of a bootcut or slight flare in the way of denim, but skinnies work as well. The balancing out of your proportions is helped with that classic pump.

The rest: The statement necklace can be a tricky thing for Apple body types. Try out something a bit less substantial along the neckline, especially if the necklace you're going with sits a bit higher on your décolletage (cue: fancy fashion word). No need to draw focus where you're trying to do the exact opposite. If it is long enough, it will actually help focus the eye on the vertical line of your body which is always a good thing. Sunnies, yep, sunnies. The classic Ray Ban Wayfarers are still out there. They've be around, gone away, and come back with a vengeance, The trend is slowing but that doesn't mean they don't work well. It really all depends on the shape of your face so go with what you know works whether it's a larger frame, wayfarers, or aviators.

The ONE thing you need to know: There's one really quick, simple way for you to take this look from what to wear to what NOT to wear and that is to pair it with a flat. Flat shoe, flat boot, flat whatever, don't do it. If you have to go with a flat shoe because you need to walk like a normal human being or just don't have anything in your closet you feel like wearing with a heel (um, shop our closet, link below), then go with a bootcut jean in the same dark wash. Have it hemmed to fall right at the arch on the top of your foot so there's  not too much creasing, and go to town.

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sources: 1 James Perse Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Cotton T-Shirt (www.stylebop.com), 2 Michael Kors Pleated wool and silk-blend skirt (www.net-a-porter.com), 3 Need Supply Geneva Wedge (www.needsupply.com), 4 OrYANY Tanya Satchel (www.shopbop.com), 5 Philippe Audibert Matte Black Spiked Uma Cuff (www.stylebop.com), 6 Ray-Ban Original Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.shopbop.com)

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Here's the deal Apple body types, this is YOUR look. Love it, know it well, wear it often (or variations on the theme) and you'll be good to go. See how to pull it off for Fall as well in the notes below:

The top: This is an essential for every woman's closet. You're not alone on this Apple body types, your shape just happens to benefit the most out of all four types when it comes to this top. Why? Because it's simple, it streamlines (no embellishments on the shoulders, along the neckline, or on the arms PLUS it's black which slims), and the scoop neck is wide, yet narrow enough so that it will elongate your upper half.

The bottom: This skirt, in all of it's striped-panel glory, is going to pull the focus to your bottom half. This is a good thing, it will even out proportions. What also helps balance things out is the a-line shape of the skirt. The fabric extends out and away from your legs which, you guessed it, is going to help create some balance for you.

The rest: You have the gladiator wedge which you can certainly swap out for a classic black or neutral (beige) pump. If you're on the petite side, err on the side of a pump as the ankle strap may end up cutting you off right at the shin and consequently, do the exact opposite of elongate. The bag is the perfect way to infuse some color into the black and white'ness of the look. There's also an option to pop the color in a pump, just make sure it's either one or the other, red bag or red shoe. Both would be overkill. From there, the sunnies and the cuff take it from classically polished to a little edgy. If you want to keep it clean, go with a more demure bracelet, possibly some layered gold chain bracelets (two at most, again, clean and simple), and a wider-frame, more glam'd up version of of the sunglasses.

The ONE thing you need to know when you want to pull this look off for your Apple body type is, the only adjustments you should be making here are the accessories. Swap out the shoe for a pump or an ankle boot/knee-high heeled boot to be worn with an opaque tight. Sure, you can go for a more subtle bag, no problem. But when it comes to the clothing, you want simple on top and drama on the bottom (in this case, an a-line printed skirt). Stick to balancing out proportions and above all, feel good. Take the look and make it work for you, not the other way around. K? K. embed_appleclosetfooterapple

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Errands or Going to Lunch...

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I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Errands or Going to Lunch...

Apple body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekday look in 7 steps:

I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out on a Weekday Running Errands or Going to Lunch...

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: This t-shirt from Dolce & Gabbana works well for an Apple body type for a few different reasons, but we'll stick to two: First, it has the v-neckline going on which will always elongate. Second, it's super clean and super simple. This allows for all of the attention to go to your lower half with the skirt which will help to even out your proportions.

The bottom: This skirt is an Apple body type's best friend. The details at the waist and the pleating work well to fit and then flare drawing the eye-line below the waist and balancing out your naturally top-heavy proportions. If your midsection is an issue, leave the tank untucked and drop the belt from the equation. The streamlined material on the skirt before it pleats out at the hem should also help by not adding any additional bulk right around the waistline.

The rest: The heel will elongate which is important when you're working with a skirt that falls below the knee. The jewelry is half-edgy, half-boho so use this as a guide, and feel free to substitute anything else you may have laying around. Get creative. If you want something a bit more demure, go with a small chain bracelet and decorative studs. The bag brings out the casual side of the outfit, not to mention you can go hands-free with this cross body. Bonus.

The ONE thing you need to know: Short-waisted Apple ladies out there, our suggestion is that you don't tuck the top into the skirt. Make sure the waist on the skirt sits a little low. You're fooling the eye with a pseudo-drop waist by doing this. Also, like we mentioned earlier, you're going to want to lose the belt as well. No big deal, you have the rest of the look to flaunt your Apple-ness.

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