6.THE NECESSARY STEP: TAILORING
In menswear, tailoring is seen as an essential step for perfectly fitted clothing. In womenswear, it’s often overlooked, but there’s no getting around it: Tailoring is key.
Not all garments need tailoring, of course, but depending on your body type, it’s important to get used to taking in, taking up, or adjusting a piece to your unique proportions.
To get the fit thats ideal for your body, go through your closet and pull out anything you’ve considered ill-fitting before.
Does your shirt(s) need to be taken up through the shoulder to fit your short torso?
Do your pants need to be taken up and taken in to accommodate your petite frame?
Do the tops of your jeans need to be pinched in to fit the ratio of hip width to waist width?
Do the sleeves on your jacket need to be taken out or taken in to fit your arm length?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these for pieces in your wardrobe, create a pile of the items you’re willing to invest a bit more in to get the fit you feel confident and comfortable in.
5. STEP INTO SPRING: THE BOLDEST BOOTIES
Booties never need to be a seasonal item.
If you love them, wear them all year round by pairing them with lighter looks. Not only will you be incorporating a piece you adore, but they can add structure to a flowy outfit and unpredictability (which often translates to fashion sense) to your look.
Pair a black pencil skirt (like I did below) with your booties to create an eye-catching detail at the office or add the booties to a wispy sundress for warmer spring days. Finish both looks with the sunglasses that match the boot colors to book end the look.
Want to add a bootie with a Texas feel? Try cowboy boots!