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Dress it Down: For a warm, cozy alternative to a blazer, try a faux fur collar cardi. Paired with dark rinse jeans, black flats, and a simple string of beads, this look can take you from office to errands and beyond.
Dress it Up: The same cardi does double duty as an elegant topper for a lovely lace skirt. When you want more than just a dash of panache, finish the look with oh-so-ladylike faux fur-trimmed gloves and posh necklace. Feminine and glamorous, you’re ready for dinner and a show in no time at all.
Dress it Down: A WOW sequined top and shimmery cardi are tempered with dark jeans, a stack of wide bangles and black flats. Elegant enough for a party, but not too over-the-top for a coffee date.
Dress it Up: When it’s time to pull out all the stops, switch the jeans for wide-leg trousers in wintry white – so on-trend. Add shimmery heels, a fur scarf and glittery holiday jewels. It’s a dramatic look that shines through whatever and wherever your special evening takes you.
For Sabrina, a streamlined approach to wardrobing is essential.
Sabrina on wear-now, wear-later:
“As a busy, working mom, simplicity and versatility are essential. A pencil skirt is a staple in my wardrobe – this one, in dark-wash denim, is easy to dress up for work or down for play. And since (surprisingly!) I don’t have much time to shop, when I find something I love like this flirty petals top, I buy it in multiples. Colorful scarves keep me looking bright even though my tan has long since faded. And using one as a belt … it’s a cinch!”
Shop Sabrina’s looks:
Floral Dip Dye Scarf
Floating Petals Top
Smooth Denim Pencil Skirt
Watercolor Medley Scarf
If you have an hourglass shape, you can wear just about anything (and look fabulous)! This curvaceous figure has proportionately balanced shoulders and hips, a fuller bust, and a distinctly defined waist. Think Kate Winslet or Sofia Vergara from the television hit Modern Family.
Here are some tips for dressing this feminine shape. Overall, forget oversized or baggy clothes; work those curves, don’t hide them!
TOPS: You can wear a V-neck, scoop neck, or wrap top. In fact, you can wear pretty much anything you want!
PANTS: Lengthen your shape with dark colors on the bottom and light colors on top. Mid-rise pants will help camouflage any extra tummy. A slightly flared silhouette will help balance out your hips.
SKIRTS: Try a fitted pencil skirt. Wear a pretty silk blouse tucked in or a lightweight cardigan with a thin belt.
DRESSES: To emphasize that waist, think wrap style dresses, or adding a belt.
JACKETS: For a sophisticated look, a structured blazer is a classy option. Again, to show off that waist, you might want to add a belt.
When it’s all said and done, the bottom line is to wear what makes you feel beautiful, comfortable and confident.
Have fun shopping!
If you missed them, check out Vol. 1, How to Dress for a Pear Shape and Vol. 2, How to Dress for an Apple Shape. The next body shape we’ll be discussing is rectangle – so don’t be a square! Stay tuned.
A season turns, and Bailey’s ready for it with her own unique chic.
In Bailey’s words …
"One of the trends I’m loving is all about mixing traditional pieces with funk and fun. For instance – a classic trench in a pretty print – it’s unexpected and playful. I’m also loving this classic blazer in a dark wash denim paired with an ultra-feminine lace pencil skirt. Finally, putting the statement necklace with a bold top creates a perfect balance between a very relevant fashion trend and tried-and-true tradition."
Shop Bailey’s Picks:
1. Crystal Cut Circles Necklace
2. Nouveau Denim Blazer
3. Bracelets: Cicada Bangle, Bumble Bee, Enamel Beetle
4. Silk Cotton Essential Top
5. Lacy Pencil Skirt
6. Rainflower Belted Trench