Personal profile for Ashleigh R.

  • Style keywords

  • Minimalist
  • City Casual
  • A bit of an edge

Silhouette

Inverted triangle- Your shoulders are wider than your hips. 

Style approach

 

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Play up the bottom to balance the body. We’re going for visual balance/symmetry.  


Pieces

Tops

  • Sleeveless, asymmetrical necklines
  • V-necks, scoop necks, rounded collars
  • Raglan sleeves (where the seem runs to the collar instead of to the shoulder) 
  • Dark colors, vertical stripes
  • Flowy tops with asymmetrical hemlines
  • A peplum band
  • 3/4 sleeves
  • Tops with mid sized straps
  • Drop tops (drawstring at the hips), trapeze, empire waist
  • Knits that keep a close line to the body
  • Wrap designs as long as the neck is not too wide 
  • Tunics

To maximize the bust line:

  • Bright and light tops
  • Horizontal stripes and prints
  • Asymmetrical tops
  • Ruffled and pleated blouses
  • Details at the bust
  • Boat, crew, high and low cut necklines

To minimize the bust line: 

  • Vertical or diagonal stripes or details 
  • Solid tops in neutral or deep colors
  • Wrap styles and tailored options with darts
  • Deep shawl collars

Avoid: Wide V-Necks, square necklines, spaghetti straps, light colors, horizontal stripes, halter, strapless, off both shoulders, big collars. Cap, puffy, ruffled, pleated or any sleeve with lot of detail near the shoulder. Tops with built-in volume, big shawl collars.

Pants

  • Any style that will accentuate your bottom and leg line, such as:

    • Distressed denim, moto or other attention-getting features
    • Patterns and prints
    • Straight, boot cut, boyfriend or baggy trousers or jeans
    • Combat, palazzo, flares, wide legs
    • Embellishment or contrast stitching on the pockets, leg line, etc.
    • Wide belt loops, side pocket details
    • Slim-fitted waist with gradual flare to create width and balance broad shoulders
    • Cuffed or ankle length pants that show off your ankles
    • Shorts that show off your legs
    • Shorts with embellishment, bright colors and/or texture
    • Ankle length pants and/or rolling your pants at the ankle
    • Bright, light, textured or printed pants or shorts that draw attention (ex: Leather or vegan leather)

Avoid: Dark skinny jeans with no wow factor don't make you look your best, but you can offset them with attention-getting shoes or by a minimalist top.

Skirts

  • A line skirts
  • A peplum band 
  • Detail at the hips, side pockets
  • Horizontal striped skirts
  • Soft a-line with inverted pleats
  • Shorter length to show off your legs
  • Prints or bright colors
  • Straight skirts that just about cover the knee
  • Full skirts
  • Trumpet and flared styles
  • Tiered designs
  • Attention getting textures, prints or colors. (ex: leather)

Avoid: Longer pencil skirts. 

Dresses

  • Sleeveless
  • Minimal and clean at the top
  • Full skirted
  • Drop waist
  • Draped/loose-fitting, asymmetrical
  • Empire seam
  • Wrap dresses
  • Lower necklines
  • Peplum dresses
  • Prints, bold colors, embellishment, etc. below the waistline
  • Body con dresses with patterns or elements that create curves 
  • Maxi dresses with slight a line and/or fuller skirt

To minimize the bust line: 

  • Solid top portion of the dress in neutral or deep colors
  • Vertical or diagonal stripes or details
  • Wrap styles and tailored options with darts
  • Deep shawl collars

Avoid: Off both shoulder necklines, dresses with bold or puffy sleeves and a pencil skirt bottom. 

Jackets

  • Hems that end at the hips rather than the waist elongate and draw the eye down
  • Asymmetrical hemlines
  • Waterfall cardigans or jackets
  • Longer cardigans that hit at the waist
  • Deep (not wide) V neck jackets
  • Jackets that include a low slung belt
  • A peplum band
  • Clean lines and minimal hardware/ embellishments
  • Jackets made from softer fabrics like jersey
  • Feminine jackets that show your shape

To minimize the bust line: 

  • Solid jackets in neutral or deep colors
  • Vertical or diagonal stripes or details
  • Wrap styles and tailored jackets with darts
  • Deep shawl collars

Avoid: jackets with hems that are shorter than hip level. bolero jackets, shoulder pads, jackets that are especially bulky on top- shawl collars. Masculine styles. Jackets with excess hardware/ zippers/ detail. Bold colors or prints. Boxy cuts.

 

Shoes

  • Shoes or boots in a color that contrasts your pants.
  • Ankle straps, booties or other statement shoes
  • Knee-high boots
  • Heavier or rounder shoes
  • Kitten or wedge heels
  • Colorful or print shoes
  • Shoes with interesting texture or unusual design elements

Avoid: pointed or dainty shoes, blending your shoes with your pants, skirt or dress. 

Accessories

  • Low slung belts that do not contrast dramatically with your outfit
  • Opt for earrings instead of necklaces
  • Statement shoes, bold pedicure
  • Bold handbag that sits at the hips
  • Bracelets, watches, rings drawing attention to your hands

Avoid: Statement necklaces and bold scarves unless you balance them with visual interest on the bottom half of your body. 


Recommended retailers

Topshop (shoes, clothes & accessories)

Foundation (clothes & accessories in Queen Anne)

Velouria (clothing & accessories in Pioneer Square)

Oliver Bonas (clothing & accessories in the UK)

All Saints (clothing, handbags)

Club Monaco (clothing)

Need Supply (clothing, accessories)

ASOS (clothing, accessories in the UK)

Nordstrom (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Nordstrom Rack (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Madewell (clothing, accessories)

Far Fetch (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Revolve Clothing (clothing, accessories, shoes)

re-souL (shoes & accessories in Ballard)

Vince.com and Vince outlet in Tulalip. (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Zara (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Banana Republic Outlet (clothing, accessories, shoes)

J.Crew Outlet (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Coclico (shoes)

Garmentory (clothing, accessories, shoes)

H&M (clothing, accessories, shoes)

Aritzia  (clothing, accessories) 


Outfits

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Wishlist recommendations

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