Fall Outfit Combinations That Flatter Your Body Type
It can be a little intimidating approaching your closet to pick out your outfit and possibly underwhelming because you’re uncertain on how to put something together that flatters your body type. So, sticking to what you know, is what you nine times out of ten, do.
In my books, you can pull off any style that you want to. However, the way you style your outfit may differ depending on your body type, frame, and height. But it’s possible. There are not certain garments or items that “only” work for a specific body type. Because you can wear any garment, you like. You could just be lacking the know-how of coordinating your outfit and confidence to create a flattering look for you.
Instead of wasting time changing in and out of different outfits or settling for the same outfit, below are different fall outfit combinations that ALL body types can pull off with different tips and tricks on how to style your look for your frame.
Fashion is more fun when you can move past the “rules” and restrictions. When you allow them to dictate what you can or can not wear, fashion becomes more of a chore and a headache trying to keep up with all those do’s and don’ts.
Use these outfit combinations to make getting dressed a little easier this fall!
Styling this shirt untucked with an oversized layer and fitted bottom will work for each body type with your choice of heels or flats. Pairing with a fitted bottom helps to create the balance between two loose-fitting garments - top and layer.
If you choose a loose fitting top that is longline (hits mid-thigh) and you have a petite frame, opt for a heel to create length.
For a petite frame with short legs, consider either tucking in your shirt or doing a half-tuck. Doing this helps to create shape and escape the feeling of “swimming” in your clothes due to the loose or oversized fits.
Rectangle and inverted triangle shapes, either opt for a v-neck or scoop neck for this outfit combination or tuck or half-tuck your shirt.
Hourglass and triangle body types you can wear this combination with the shirt tucked or half-tucked.
If you have a petite frame and you don’t want to wear your shirt tucked in, pair this look with a heel instead of a flat.
Create a polished and streamlined look by tucking in your shirt.
If you don’t like to highlight your stomach or feel comfortable with a full tuck, a half-tuck will work. Tucking in your shirt creates the illusion of length with the added layer and loose fitting top. A layer will also assist with masking your stomach while tucking in your shirt.
One of the quickest ways to balance out a poncho is to pair with a fitted bottom and completing your look with a shoe of your choice. This outfit combination will flatter each body type.
If you’re more wide at the bottom, the skinny or straight leg fit automatically creates balance. But you can also use an accessory; like a hat, scarf or necklace to direct the eye upwards.
For a petite frame with short legs, pair this outfit combination with a heel.
If you’re over 5’5, you have your choice of pairing with a heel or flat. If you feel like your clothes are swallowing you, then opt for a heel to create length.
For this particular combination, you can’t tuck in the poncho. By pairing with a tall boot or heel that creates the illusion of length.
If you’re over 5’5, you can pair with a bootie, flat or heel of your choice.
For a petite frame with short legs, opt for a tall boot or heel/pump. A bootie paired with this outfit combination can make you appear stumpy.
If you’re pairing your poncho with a skirt that hits below the knee, opt for a heel/pump.
Rectangle body type: tuck in or half-tuck your shirt, pair with a heel or flat. Wearing some of the top buttons, unbuttoned will help to create the illusion of curves.
Hourglass: wear untucked, tucked or half-tuck. For a petite frame, consider tucking in or half-tucking your shirt if pairing with a flat.
Inverted triangle: tuck in or half-tuck your shirt, pair with a heel or flat. Wearing some of the top buttons, unbuttoned will help to create the illusion of curves.
Triangle: tuck in or half-tuck your shirt, pair with a heel or flat.
Pairing an oversized layer and boyfriend-style jeans with a fitted top, automatically balance out the two loose fits. And because of the fitted top, you can complete this outfit a heel or flat; regardless of your height.
Pairing an oversized layer with a fitted bottom, allows you to style with a fitted or loose fitting top. Because of the fitted bottom, you can complete this outfit with a heel or flat; regardless of your height.
With these outfit combinations, you’ll feel more confident breaking away from your go-to combinations and opening up to a different style. Each style covered, are all fall staples included in my fall wardrobe building eBooks. Use the combinations, along with the 100 outfit ideas included to update your fall style.