Boxy is the new sexy! Remember when oversized menswear coats was the trend for winter? Those toppers had a common denominator other than being oversized, they were of boxy silhouettes. This fall, boxy trend is back thanks to designer Liza Perry´s revival of it. Her entire fall collection depects the beauty of boxy.
When we think of boxy shapes, what comes to mind are shapeless oversized or cocoons. While they could look like a dream on the catwalk, they could easily fall into disaster in the street with only minor errors. Below are useful tips on how to look fabulous and effortless in a boxy piece while maintaining your femininity and sexiness.
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1. Keep it Girly
Alice + Olivia Intarsia Legs Boxy Sweater – Black/Cream/Dusty Pink
If you´d rather exude girliness while rocking a boxy sweatshirt, the trick is partnering it with a feminine skirt. Try a boxy top with a full skirt or a fit and flare skirt, then finish off with sexy high heels.
2. Elongate Your Legs
Alice + Olivia Vance Boatneck Boxy Raglan Top – Orange
Because boxy shapes can quickly add you weight, it´s smart to create an illusion of longer legs. Go for a crop boxy top to couple with high waist pencil trousers and pointed toe pumps.
3. Work with Tonals
3.1 Phillip Lim Boxy Drop Shoulder Sweatshirt – Copper/Black
Another way to offset the unwanted weight that a boxy top would give you is to create a tonal combination. Stick with colors that are of same family. This gives you a longer vertical line. So while your boxy piece expands horizontally, your colors stretches vertically.
4. Balance a Boxy Top with Fitted Bottom
Geo Flow Blouse
This is probably the quickest and easiest way to balance a boxy top – partnering it with a fitted skirt, fitted shorts or fitted trousers. This is especially necessary for petite women.
5. Go Leggy
Nasty Gal Electric Vision Top
A boxy top and shorts set is a perfect attempt to wear this trend while going effortless. Showing your gorgeous pair of legs is a great approach if you want to protect your vertical line. The longer your legs are bared, the taller you´d look.
6. Opt for Dark Shades
Escada Turtle Jacket
There´s a good reason why most boxy pieces in the runway are of dark colors, because while an oversized piece adds you weight, a dark color diminishes your weight. So the unnecessary weight is balanced out. Go for a dark hued boxy dress and wear it with a pair of super smart pointed toe half boots. Or go street-smart with a black print boxy jacket and black skinny jeans.
What do you think of this fall´s boxy trend? Are you in for it?