Balance + Contrast

Adam Lippes Shirtdress (here, here or here) / Free People Crop Top / FindersKeepers Shorts (similar) / Superga Platforms / Kate Spade Necklace / Outlette Necklace and Rings / Vintage and Handmade Rings

For me, the key to dressing well is all about balance and contrast. Tight pieces with loose, feminine with masculine, short with long. I've touched on balancing proportions before but I thought this outfit was the perfect example to highlight the balance on tight/loose, short/long, as well as, contrasting fabrics. I paired this stretchy, cotton tank with a dressier, pleated short. If I stop here, I have a lot of skin going on. So I add the long, silky "jacket". This is actually a new take on the shirtdress and another style tip to have up your sleeve-- keep the dress unbuttoned completely and have it act as a longer, light jacket. Wrap it up with a platform sneaker and some layering jewelry and you have a look that cool, easy, effortless.

 

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Photography by Becky Siegel