MAD ABOUT PLAID

As soon as the heat of the summer goes away, your brain tells you its time to close the closet on the feminine floral prints from the season before and trade it all in for a fall plaid. My closet is personally fatigued of traditional plaid button ups, although still very relevant, I wanted to try plaid in a new way. I found this high-low crop top from Zara and fell in love with it. It was just what I needed to freshen up the way I wear plaid, and thought it would be perfect to wear for my Sip'N Style.  Long line silhouettes are tricky and its all about proportion play, so if you are petite and curvy like me, follow my lead on how to wear this top yourself. 

Ideally, the best bottom to complement the top would have been a fitted midi-skirt. The tightness of the skirt around my hips and knees would have accentuated my curves, covered my mid-section, and would have given more credit to the detail in the top. However, with all of the walking and directing I needed to do behind the scenes for the Sip'N Style photo shoot, I decided it would be more practical if I wore pants.  Although a second option, I decided to wear the mid-rise crop skinny jeans. Low rise would not have been the best proportionally, it would have shown too much skin and its all about keeping your look stylish and classy; a higher rise jean would have covered the mid section but taken a way from the top. Therefore, the mid-rise like a bowl of porridge was "just right, " suiting me perfectly, showing off my figure without showing too much skin while still making my top the focus of the outfit. To finish the look, a sharp, 3-4 inch heel is necessary; it will give you the additional height you need to elongate your frame so you won't look frumpy. 

For the Long and Lean (Inverted Triangle, Lean Column, Rectangle): most of the same style details are applicable to you, a fitted midi skirt will do you just fine. Because you are taller a skinny jean or pant isn't your only fit option. You could try a wide leg flare, loose boyfriends, or a cropped slim pant. 

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