When it comes to putting together an outfit, proportion is something that must be paid attention to. You don’t want your body to be swallowed by a shirt that is too big, and you don’t want to feel like your chunky necklace is dominating the upper half of your body. Many people feel as though there are rules in fashion, just as in life, which should always be adhered to, such as not wearing white after Labor Day and the rule of proportion. However, what are rules for, if not to be broken?
The featured Fashionista in an expert at the game of proportions, choosing an unusually long cardigan to complete her outfit. While most people wouldn’t dare wear a sweater that goes longer than their hip area, in this case, the length was perfect. Not only did it add a casual touch to the whole outfit, but it also seemed to have a lengthening effect on her legs. While this same sweater may have swamped a shorter person, this Fashionista’s natural height and use of heels led to the exact opposite effect.
None of us are strangers to the magic acts that clothes can perform, instantly altering the shape and appearance of our bodies. Sometimes, as in this Fashionista’s case, certain clothing items can amaze you with their ability to transform you. So, next time you think the proportions of a look might be off, give it a second chance because you may be pleasantly surprised.
This gray cardigan could lend itself to several other outfits. The Fashionista could swap out her top and shorts and replace it with a floral dress instead. Also, she could try pairing it with a maxi skirt and a simple tank top. A pair of skinny jeans, a plain T-shirt and a slouchy knit hat would also fit nicely with the cardigan. However, heels similar in height to the ones worn in the picture should be worn in all of these outfits.
Hint: What is flattering on one person can look quite terrible on another. While you may want to take inspiration from someone else’s past outfit successes, be sure to always keep your own body and shape in mind when styling a look for the best outcome.