JACKET: Caché // TANK: Marshalls // PANTS: H&M // SHOES: Ralph Lauren (Marshalls) // PURSE: Michael Kors (TjMaxx) 


My precious beauties, 

I hope you're all having a wonderful afternoon so far! This outfit is perfect for this time of year, especially since most places are experiencing a bit of coldness during this start of spring. Black and white are colors that can be worn all year long, so don't think that they're only for the fall and winter months. The way you can make them more suitable for spring and/or summer, is by pairing them with beautiful pops of color, as I did here with the radiant orchid. Although radiant orchid was the color of the year last year, I'm still loving and wearing it and will continue to do so. I'm not too crazy about marsala being the color for 2015 because I don't really feel it can be worn all year long, as the radiant orchid can; it's more of a fall and winter pantone in my book. 

I'm wearing the pear shaped version of the look, while I have other options below for the remaining body shapes. This pairing works for the pear shape best because the jacket has more a boxy silhouette, which helps widen out the upper body, essentially balancing out with our wider hips, which is important in this case, since we're working with a straight legged pant, which puts greater emphasis on the hip area. You'll notice the apple shape jacket I featured in the set is longer and this works great for this shape, since it helps extend the eye downwards to your beautiful legs. It prevents the eye from focusing primarily on your ample bust and upper body, creating attention on your body as a whole, rather than in parts. In the rectangular set, I selected a biker style jacket with the hounds print because it creates some dimension to the upper body, preventing it from looking boxy, so avoid styes like the jacket I wore, as it will make your body appear even more boxy than it actually is. Lastly, in the hourglass set, I selected a sleeveless vest style option that has a bit of a menswear inspired feel. These kind of pieces look exceptionally great on the hourglass shape, since your curves are proportional and the shorter hem in the front places a greater emphasis on your distinguished waistline. 



I hope you all feel inspired to recreate this look on yourselves and if you do, please let me know! Until next time, thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!


With lots of love,

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