Tip #1: Layering is King.
The biggest thing I have learned in the past 20 years of my life is that Layering is King. It’s such a great tool to use in fashion. In most cases, it will actually accentuate your body shape, while hiding those pesky areas that we — as women — are far too aware of.
I have always been very self conscious of my arms, so I’m always wearing a sweater, or a jacket. I’ve noticed lately that a LOT of shirts are cut-off. Which, I think is a horrid idea. It makes me feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and I always have the urge to say “I’ll be back”. However, there’s a create outcome because of these cut-off shirts! They have shorter sweaters! They end at the waste line. This is perfect, because it creates the illusion that you have a smaller waist than you actually do, leading to creating the image of having an hourglass body shape. And, thanks to women like Marilyn Monroe, and Bettie Page, it’s the hourglass shape that trumps all!
For those of us (myself included) who were giving smaller breasts (which is both a blessing, and a curse), here’s a tip to make them more pronounced! It’s as easy as pie, just wrap a belt directly bellow your womanly bosoms.
The most important thing about layering is making sure that you don’t pair two things together that are too loud. By “loud” I mean colour, or design. You should ALWAYS have the loudest layer on top. In the picture above, you can see how I placed a contrast on the red by wearing a stark white sweater, with a floral pattern. This makes the red less of a statement in comparison to the floral.
Always think about fashion as an art form. You want ONE focal point, and one focal point only. Pick an item, and make your outfit all about that one item.