If you were to ask most people what the best season to show off your curves is, they would probably all say summer. Though the summer temperatures often make skimpier clothing choices appealing, that doesn’t mean that there’s only one season in which to show off your body. Fall isn’t just about donning bulky sweaters, scarves, and boots; it also provides some great opportunities for wearing skinny jeans, clingy sweater dresses, and fun indie clothing. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing form-fitting fall outfits.
Remember your proportions
When you’re getting dressed this fall, try to keep your proportions in mind. It can be easy to get lost in bulky clothing, but by taking the time to evaluate how each piece will look and function on your body, you’ll look great every time you step outside. Think about how your top half looks in relation to your bottom half, and also be sure to pay attention to the width of your shoulders and the length of your neck. If your top half is larger than your bottom half, you should choose styles that minimize the top and draw more attention to your bottom half and vice versa. Be sure to pay attention to body details like your torso (long or short), bosom (high or low, large or small), and hips (wide side-to-side, wide front-to-back, small and narrow, etc.), and recognize where you carry the most weight.
Update your makeup
Good foundation and blush is important during every season. Pick up a 3-toned blush palette and put the darkest shade a little below your cheek, brush the medium tone just above the dark one, and use the lightest color to finish it off. Also, if you want to draw attention upward, try toning down the rest of your makeup so that you can accentuate one area on your face like your lips or eyes. Remember, now that it’s fall you can experiment with richer hues – you can always go for dark earth tones if you want to experiment with something that is bold, but still subdued.
Add the right accessories
The right shoes or accessories can really bring an outfit together during any season, and this is especially true once the weather starts to cool. When fall arrives, colors get blander as subdued grays and blacks start reappearing in wardrobes. It’s imperative at this time to jazz up your accessories and add something that pops to your color palette.
Boots are an obvious place to start, as they serve the practical function of keeping you warm while also coming in tons of varieties that will highlight your personal style. And if you don’t have a lot of belts, try adding them! You can go plain or embellished, depending on what you need for a specific outfit, and they also help to define your body shape. And fall wouldn’t be complete without a couple of hats. Get some comfortable crocheted slouchy hats or an ultra-cool fedora and match them with an outfit that needs something extra.