Style: You Need More Structure in Your Life

style / February 18, 2015
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Not only  does embracing your inner bohemian queen make you cooler than the pack (just ask Mary Kate and Ashley) but dressing is a breeze.  Because who doesn’t love  living  in slouchy, over-sized sweaters and flowing dresses as a daily uniform?

While this vibe is great for the more casual, lazy days, there are times when we need to look less frumpy and more put together.

When this is the case,  go for pieces that are going to accentuate your best assets by creating bold, dramatic silhouettes—in other words, add structure.

These five tailored pieces are sure to add a sophisticated, polished vibe to any look.

A peplum top. Peplums seem to come back every other season and are always a flattering option. Nipped in at your natural waist and flared at the bottom, they will make any tummy look tiny!

Cameo It’s Time Off-the-Shoulder Peplum Top 

A leather  jacket. This piece may seem stiff at first, but once you break it in, it will be one of the most comfortable, durable go-to pieces in your wardrobe. The asymmetrical zipper will add style while drawing the eye in to your waist. A leather jacket will help add shape to flowy dresses, button downs and even sweaters! Structure doesn’t have to mean fussy.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Charnet Short-Sleeve Leather Jacket

A  collar blouse. Structured clothing often means that it is streamlined as well. With the right fit, a classic button down in a cotton or denim fabric can flatter different body types.

No. 21 Cecilia Shirt Indigo

A skinny belt. Wear it over a skirt, top, dress or tunic, and you will instantly have some shape. This size is perfect because it will not overwhelm any shape and will pair well with more detailed and intricate apparel as well as more minimalist pieces.

Garnet Hill Maria Skinny Belt

A classic wool coat. Everyone should own this timeless piece. Perfect for fall and winter, a wool version is not only warm but also suitable for any occasion. The double-breasted buttons will either hug your curves or create a silhouette for more boyish shapes.

Joseph Jean wool and cashmere-blend coat 

 


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Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind is a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in Fashion Industry Management and a minor in Professional Communication. She currently serves as the blog co-editor for her college's fashion publication, Styleline. She hopes to one day write for a fashion magazine in New York City. Hayley is currently obsessed with outdoor yoga, thrift store shopping, and avocados.




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