My on-going pursuit to experimenting with style will forever remain a relentless journey to mastering the art of fashion equilibrium. When it comes to putting together the most flattering outfit possible or any outfit for that matter, there are two main things that I keep in mind. The first, is dressing for my body type, and the second is proportion. While proportion is often overlooked, its importance is not to be underestimated. The key is to think of your outfit as a balancing act – your clothes may fit right, but if you’re not mindful of proportions, your whole ensemble will look – off.
So what the hell am I talking about? Basically, think about how opposites attract and apply the same rule to proportions; whether that is length, texture, silhouettes, etc. Before chasing trends, designers, or anything at all, think of the overall look and how you will put it together. Balance volume with slim cuts. If you’re wearing a more voluminous blouse or a slouchy cardigan, pair it with something fitted below. Or if you’re wearing a swingy skirt or wide-legged trousers, pair it with a more tailored top. Nobody looks good drowning in fabric, but head-to-toe-tightness isn’t usually a good look either.
Every once in a while a trend comes along that bridges the gap between seasons, transitioning perfectly and allowing our bank accounts to breathe for a hot minute. Whether it is faux or real leather and denim are always two staple items that transition well.
Without question, a leather jacket is a timeless piece we should all invest in. The luxe appearance and textural contrast it instantly adds to an ensemble will always be a great way to show your flare for style. One of my favorite ways to rock this must-have for fall is with a midi (or a maxi) dress. The usual summer staple can easily transition into fall thanks to a leather jacket; the layered addition will assist in the seamless segue of seasons.
If incorporating the leather look is too much for your wardrobe, take it slow with one single piece; like a structural leather handbag, or ankle booties, or a blazer with leather accents (be it the collar, lapels, sleeves, cuffs, etc.,). These simple but detailed statements will make a huge impact.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you get dressed, and you’ll be well on your way to finding fashion equilibrium…
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