Bracelets: Dailylook Galaxy Spike (buy), Dailylook Crystal Flower (buy)
Necklace: Poppy ‘Betty’ (giveaway win) (buy – 1 left!, similar, similar in pink)
- Keep Top Layers Thin and Unstructured. Structured blazers and jackets will define the shoulders even more so stick with cardigans and simple layers that don’t have this additional bulk. I certainly don’t adhere to this guideline very often as I love my structured blazers. So if you are like me, at least choose blazers and jackets that are very fitted in the shoulders (don’t extend past the width of your shoulders at all) and have minimal, if any, padding.
- V-Neckline. V-necklines are almost universally flattering and create a more elongated face and shoulder area. I have a pretty square face so even without the broad shoulders, I look for v-necks to taper my jawline too!
- Solid Color Top. A solid color will draw less attention to this area. If you’re looking for an even more slimming look, go with dark colors as they will recede in the background more.
- Layers Extend Past Waist. I learned this lesson again just recently when I had my top layers both ending at my waist. It created a bulky-looking outfit instead of one that was more streamlined had I chosen to have one of those layers extend past my waist. By doing so, it creates a more lengthening effect and prevents the infamous “football player” look.
- Prints On Bottom. Be it a pair of pants or a skirt, choose to have the more colorful piece of your outfit on the bottom. This will draw attention towards this area and personally I love choosing fun prints and colors for my bottoms!
- Widening Stripes / Flared Styles. Flared skirts obviously create volume that will balance out wider shoulders and they are an easy go-to when it comes to pairing tops. On the other hand, even with a slim pencil skirt, the horizontal stripes on this one still helped create a widening effect to balance out the upper half.
Keep in mind that these are just guidelines and certainly not rules. I’ve always been one to wear what I like but sometimes when I find a certain outfit isn’t working, it’s nice to refer back to these tips.
I hope you found these helpful and please share any suggestions of your own in the comments!
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