This time, I started with the idea of a fall outfit with a white or light-colored top and khaki bottoms. But as I looked for pieces that would flatter the pear, apple and flute silhouettes, I found myself getting a little more creative.
Let’s take a look at the variations of this fall outfit idea.
- Pear shape: The pear or triangle is widest across the hips. The straight leg of these cotton khakis keeps the bottom half in proportion and the boatneck of the striped tee widens the shoulders for balance. This outfit is a Level 1, aka weekend casual, and the style is Classic.
- Apple shape: The apple or inverted triangle is wider across the shoulders. To balance that out, I added a wide-legged trouser, a V-necked T-shirt to elongate the torso and a loose cardigan to skim the middle. These pieces are a little less casual, taking this outfit to a Level 2: weekend chic. The style is a blend of Chic with Classic, too.
- Flute shape: The flute shape is narrower overall. To create the illusion of hips that are wider than the waist, I opted for a khaki skirt instead of pants. That bumped that outfit level up to Level 3 (Casual Friday). When I found this cool asymmetrical hem top to go with the skirt, the style moved all the way to Chic. The white leggings make the outfit warm enough for fall.
For accessories, I decided to go with fun sneakers and backpack style bags for all three. The sneakers and bag vary by the outfit level and style, from Chuck Taylors for Classic (what else?) to metallic trimmed Adidas for Chic.
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