Angles and A-Lines

Stylist extraordinaire and person with exquisite taste, Kim Naci, gave me one assignment after helping me clean out my closet; get myself a black a-line skirt! There is no single piece of clothing that looks as flattering on every body type. A-lines are the Goldilocks of fashion: not too full, not too tight … but just right! My skirt of choice is Theory. Kim’s goal to help me “be the master of my own closet” started with this single A-line skirt addition. Now, I have so many choices and new outfits. I say, find yourself an a-line skirt and build your wardrobe and your self-esteem!

Skirt, Theory; blouse, Jil Sander; shoes, Pierre Hardy

Photos: Kendra Olson

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Styling petite

Clothes from my closet - a floral print a-line skirt with neutral pumps

Clothes from my closet – a floral print a-line skirt with neutral pumps

I’m 5/4.5. There was a short period when I reached my full height at thirteen and I thought that I wouldn’t stop growing. But I did. Bottom line: I’m petite. It’s taken me a long time to figure out what I can and cannot wear and what trends will never work for me. In general terms, I think I do best when I keep it simple and uncluttered.

Some tips that work for me:

– keep pants fitted and flat. When Kim came for my closet audit, she recommended that I have a tailor remove the inner pockets of several of my pants and sew them up. It created a more fitted and flattering leg.

– choose a-line dresses and skirts. Skirts with tucked-in shirts and sweaters is a flattering shape and most often I look for knee-length or just above-the-knee. Skirts for petite women are better if they hit at your natural waist … Continue reading

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