Hello Darling Dolls!
For today's outfit I went with a look that I've never personally worn before, a punk rocker ensemble. What inspired the look was the skirt, which I recently purchased at Marshall's. I fell in love with it and immediately thought of this look in my head and it came together just as I envisioned it. Now of course other colors and looks can be worn and created with this skirt, I actually think a nice chunky yellow sweater would look super cute paired with it. I have a cropped yellow sweater which I may style with it in the future, since it's high-waisted and my stomach won't show (I don't like exposing my stomach). Going back to the original look, I added floral laced tights to add a softer element. The scarf has a fine black and white plaid print on it as well, so I felt it went together rather nicely and added some volume to my upper body.
Plaid skirts, jeans, or pants are perfect for all of you apple shapes, since it adds interest, color, and contrast to your lower portions, taking away ALL of the attention which would otherwise be placed only up top. With a pair of plaid trousers or jeans, a button-up shirt paired with a sweater on top would look super trendy and chic, so I would definitely suggest you create a pairing like that. I, however, wouldn't suggest a bulky sweater, since it can actually make you appear larger on top. Go for something slightly fitted, but not tight or constricting; you don't want the shirt underneath to appear through the center part of the sweater, making it look too tight!
If you are a pear shape, like myself, you can clearly wear a plaid bottom, as I did here, but certainly add something on top to add interest and volume, like I did with the scarf. This will prevent ALL of the attention to be placed on your lower body, but rather your upper and lower equally. As for you rectangular and hourglass shapes, you guys would look fab in a head-to-toe plaid suit with a pair of smoked loafers, since androgynous looks work well for your shapes because of your balanced figure. If you feel that would be a bit much, then you could of course mix and match your pieces to your liking.
LEATHER JACKET: Michael Kors (Marshall's)
SCARF: c/o Joie
SKIRT: Sam Souci (Marshall's) I LOVE THEIR SKIRTS!
TIGHTS: DKNY (outlet store)
BOOTS: Nine West's Edytheo booties (outlet store)