Bottom: White Flare Jeans (Old); Similar here (Now On Sale)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair (Sold Out); Similar here
Although my style is becoming more effortless and minimal, I’m often drawn to pieces that have a slight bit of flare, like the off the shoulder balloon top and wide leg jeans I’m wearing in today’s post. When styling tops and/or bottoms that are not fully structured, it’s important to strike a balance and keep proportions in check to achieve a flattering look.
For this look, I somewhat walked the proportions line by pairing my Farrow Off Shoulder Balloon Top with my white flare jeans, but to me, the look worked because the jeans only flared at the bottom, and are mostly fitted throughout the rest of the lower body. To accessorize this look, I added my Steve Madden Carrson Sandal, and my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair bag. I love this off the shoulder top, because of the balloon style, and also because it can be worn with everything from skirts to crop pants. When styling a top like this, the key is to keep in mind proportions to ensure that the overall fit of your look is balanced, so in today’s “Style Guide,” I’m sharing a few tips on balancing proportions.
Style Guide: Tips For Balancing Proportions
Style Volume With Slimmer Pieces – To balance proportions of a full top, pair it with a slim or slightly fitted bottom.
Combine Short With Long – Try a shorter dress or skirt with a longer jacket, blazer or vest.
Combine Long With Short – Try a shorter waist length top or blazer with a longer maxi length skirt.
Pair A Cinch Waist Piece With A Full Or Flare Piece – For a piece with volume on the bottom like a flare skirt or dress, add a cinch waist top or jacket to create a figure flattering look.
I hope these “Style Guide” tips will help you in balancing your outfit proportions. You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “Outfit Details”, or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here. Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here. New partner sales and promotions have recently been added.
As always, thanks for reading!
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