It’s May 1st so please (!) can we safely say that Spring has finally sprung? Even though it’s still a little frosty in parts of the US of A, here at My Style Genie we say peel off the layers and start stepping into this season’s amazing array of fashion styles and trends. Bold stripes, lush florals and hipster crochet. But just like every season that ushers in the “it” items and the must-have looks, it’s so important to Know what looks good on your awesome body because we all come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Tall and curvy, petit and pear-shaped and everything in between. So check-out our style tips on how to make this spring’s hottest fashions and styles work the very best for you!
We’re not talking sailor stripes this season, we’re talking bold, wide Beetlejuice stripes. So, here’s the rule of thumb. Horizontal stripes make you look wider that you are; vertical stripes make you look slimmer. If you’re a rectangle body shape go for the vertical wide stripe skinny leg pant. They’re fabulous!
Floral fabrics are in bloom everywhere and in every silhouette from dresses to short-shorts to tops and blouses, even jackets. This season’s bouquets are best for curvy and pear-shaped body types. If you’re tall and lean then olpt for a floral accessory like a scarf or handbag or even some kitten-heeled floral pointy-toe pumps.
Lucca Couture Sleeveless Cutout Blouse, $48
I think it’s pretty much understood that if your Kate Moss or Miranda Kerr go for it. If you’re not, step away from the short-shorts. It’s just not a good look unless you’re ultra-trim and fit and slim through the hips. Period.
Alice + Olivia Cady Cuff Shorts, $198
Geometrics are great for showcasing or adding proportions. If you’re a classic hour-glass body shape you can do the diamonds, circles or triangle prints all you want. And if want to appear fuller in the hips go for or fuller up top, absolutely go for these prints!
Milly Sheath Dress – Anna Tile Print, $238
The color white creates space, so it can be tricky to wear. If you’re full on top, best to wear a darker color, and the same is true if you’re full on the bottom or in the middle. The funny thing about white is that it photographs well so we all get seduced by how good a white dress, white jeans, white shorts or skirt can look on that fashion blogger or model in the magazine. For the most part, if you must, stick with white pants, make sure they fit well, aren’t see-through and if you’re a pear-shape then wear either a tunic top or a long open cardigan. And stay away from a wide-cropped leg.
Michael Kors Stovepipe Denim Jeans, $495
Guess what? Every body shape can wear a maxi dress. Awesome, right? If you’re petit, wear some height-enhancing heels, if you’re tall some great flat sandals are perfect. Do remember though to pay attention the the maxi dress styling. Full on top? Please, no strapless, go for the halter. Full in the middle, go dark. Super slender, try the horizontal stripe. And enjoy!
Aidan Mattox Draped Silk Halter Gown, $485
Until Next week! xo My Style Genie