|Top: Rings: River Island – Skirt: London Boutiques – Shoes: Selfridges – Bag: Oasis – Watch: Karen Millen – Bracelet: Boticca|
When picking out an outfit, always start with your favorite color. With my favorite color being yellow, it is easier to mix and match colors because it’s a primary color (red, blue, and yellow). Let’s say you’re playing around with the color purple, dark/light purple, black and/or would be the safest colors to make your outfit work. However, if you are one of those who aren’t afraid to try something new, you’d choose red, blue, pink, metallics and patterns.
When choosing a skirt, the A-Line type seems to fit most body frames. The A-Line named after it’s shape should keep it’s shape versus the form fitting skirts that hug the body. If I can count all the skirts I had in my wardrobe, I’d say 80% are A-Line. When shopping for an A/L skirt, I usually search for the skirts that have the high waist. When you have the higher waist, it tends to make the torso appear slimmer and longer… which would make you appear taller and slimmer in photographs! That’s the best part.
Anytime you wear an article of clothing that is high waisted, pairing it wear an awesome cropped top will always do the trick. It could be strapless or strapped, cropped or tucked, loose or tight. You may even be able to pass off a cute capped sleeve/crew neck tee (blouse) for that not so dressed up look. Once again, I’d pair it with the rings and a color blocked watch and a thin bracelet… nothing too bulky. A metallic handbag does that trick. If you do decide the have a colored bag, to tie in your entire outfit, try matching the hardware from the bag to the hardware on your shoes, bracelets and jewelry.