Apple body types, here's a look that will upgrade any weekend look in 6 quick steps:
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)
The top: Apple body types out there, the v-neck on the cardigan layered over the tank is what will flatter your top half. Wear the cardigan closed to draw the eye into the center, vertical line so the lines on the tank don't throw proportions off. The fact that the cardigan is a bit more fitted and will let the hem on the top peek out slightly under it, is just one more reason to love this look.
The bottom: Skinny jeans aren't always the best option for an Apple body type, as the goal is to minimize your top half and accentuate your bottom half, BUT, the distressed action going on here brings the eye right down to your legs. Not into all of that excess embellishment? Feel free to bring in a classic boot-cut jean, and you'll be taking the edge off.
The rest: The flats are a step up from your run-of-the-mill ballet flats. You could also go with a pump if you're wanting to seriously upgrade your weekend look and elongate. The black bag is a basic, everyday essential you need to have in your core closet. If you don't already own one, shop options in our Closet (link below; you must be a Member to get in there) and invest in something great. You'll be wearing this day in and day out, so spending a little more for quality, if you can afford it, is not a bad idea. And by the way, there are insanely amazing options out there right now in faux leathers that both hold up and are way more affordable. Go with a gold bracelet, colorful leather strap bracelet, or something else you can layer to pull the look together in a way that only the right jewelry additions can do. So small, yet SO effective.
The ONE thing you need to know: Whatever cardigan you choose to go with must be kept simple and streamlined. The only extras on top should be the buttons. You want to keep your neckline clean so you can balance out your proportions naturally. V-neck, yes please. Keep the v-neck. Always.
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