Proportions Make All The Difference

Sometimes I throw on an outfit thinking it’s going to be a complete hit and it’s a total miss.  A few weeks ago we went to a friend’s house party for some wine and a campfire.  I wanted to wear my chunky sweater and tall boots.  How can one go wrong with that?

Styling is all about proportions.

Proportions make all the difference.  Can you spot what's wrong with this look?
This look didn’t make me feel good about myself. I looked for a minute and then I saw it!

Proportions…

The boots meet the end of the sweater almost perfectly.  For some reason, when you match lengths, whether it’s the hem of a sweater and shirt underneath or in my case, boots and sweater, it’s not as aesthetically pleasing.

Proportions make all the difference.
Since this was a casual gathering, I wanted to go with flat boots, so I switched the tall Vince boots out for my flat Jimmy Choos and the look transformed.  Just adding that little bit of difference between the top of the boot and the bottom of the sweater changes the look.  I’m no longer swallowed by the outfit.
Proportions make all the difference.
Side by side view demonstrates what a difference proportions can make.

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Kate Thakkar

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