WIW: 10/2 Burgundy & Navy

Even though I've posted on YLF for a long time, I seem to be struggling with proportions and layering. I need to post more of these wiw photos to get a little better at it. As always, thank you for suggestions/comments!

H&M Sweater
Home-sewn t-shirt
BR skirt
Clarks Artisan shoes

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  • rute replied 7 years ago

    Welcome back!
    Gorgeous! Love the colors!

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Great fall outfit, excellent outfit proportions IMO. Well done.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Great colours -- love the shoes with the sweater. I think I would like to see the top a tad shorter. Can you semi-tuck it to echo the drape of the sweater?

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    What was bothering you about the proportion, Amy? Love these colours, by the way. 

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    This lovely outfit seems to be custom-made form Angie's post today. Love cranberry and shades of gray - such gorgeous colours on you!
    Like Ceit, I was wondering if you might want to break up the sweater line - semi tuck would be something to try. Why not try rolling up your sleeves a little to give some dimension - and a peek of skin.

  • Ornella replied 7 years ago

    Lovely outfit in every respect, Adorable Amy, and I'm doubly thrilled you've inspired me to try this colour combination as a pair of burgundy tights had resurfaced from one of my drawers and I just don't feel like wearing them with black alone.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks ladies. About the proportions: I think I feel happier with outfits when my short torso is camouflaged, so I'm hesitant to tuck in any form. Belts tend to ride up to my natural waist even when I try putting them lower down. My natural waist is really close to my bust. Anyway, being game to try new things, here is a somewhat tucked look. Is this better?

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    I like the proportions! And the colors. And that sweater!

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    Yes I do - like the 2nd pic better with tuck. 
    I hear what you are saying about the waistline - but to my eye, photo #2 is far more pleasing. You've broken up the solid line at your hips. Am thinking that a finer gauge might drape even better.

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I like the semi-tucked look!  How does it feel to you? 

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    I like it both ways with a slight preference for the tuck. I think the first photo has the sweater and the cardigan ending at the same place--I think it would look a bit better if one was shorter and one longer. Just my 2 cents. You look great btw--I've missed your WIW's!

  • replied 7 years ago

    I think the semi tuck has better proportions too.  I think the first set of pics it is that all 3 pieces draw the eye to the same spot.  I did some really bad images playing around.
    1 original
    2 longer cardi
    3 longer top
    4 shorter top

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    You ladies are so smart. I kind of like the tuck, but am not sure it will stay in place. I'll have to figure out how to keep it there.

    Tracina, you are a wizard. That's really helpful.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    I like the semi-tuck! I think your sensitivity to your shape is blinding you to it, if you know what I mean. I think it looks great with the top shorter!

  • replied 7 years ago

    I really like the semi tuck!

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Looks good.

  • jayne replied 7 years ago

    I feel the topper is half of you, the skirt the other half.  I think I read on InsideOutStyle that we should do thirds.  When I look at this I feel all emphasis is on those two parts, cardi + skirt, and the legs don't 'count'. Can you try a longer cardi with a belt over?

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Jayne, why don't my legs count? I'm confused. Should the thirds be between my neck and knees?

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