Don’t stash away your sundresses and shorts just yet—load up on fall’s figure-flattering layering pieces to take your beach wardrobe into the cooler season like a pro. Celebrity style expert Jacqui Stafford shares some of her best tips.
For… Smaller on Top, Bigger on Bottom
My go-to transitioning piece? A vibrant scarf. Since I’m a fragrance bottle body shape, I downplay my bigger bum by drawing eyes upwards. Bold, beautiful scarves by Theodora & Callum (my forever fave) pull any look together and add just a hint of warmth.
For… Bigger on Top, Smaller on Bottom
A navel-grazing cardigan (in fall’s hottest hue—crimson) minimizes your big boobs and elongates your torso. (The styling secret lies in not adding additional bulk underneath.) Pair with tailored pants for work, or toss over our summer sundress to maximize your wardrobe. ($65; jcrew.com)
For… Fairly Straight Up & Down
Boyish figure? Try this season’s colorful cropped moto jacket to nip-and-tuck you in at all the right places—creating the look of more curves. If you’ve got the legs for it… try the ‘model-off-duty’ look—pair with shorts and ankle booties on your next night out. ($320; theoutnet.com)
For… A Little More in the Middle
A dressy cardigan is a super-simple solution to slip over a summer-weight tee and downplay a less-than-perfect waist. Look for deep Vs to slice up a wide mid-section and embellishment details placed towards the center panel. (Styling tip: slip a tailored button down underneath to wear it for the office, or pair with dark wash jeans and heels for a night out.) ($995; net-a-porter.com)
For… Balanced Curves on Top & Bottom
Just one more layer adds all the warmth you’ll need for now. Discovered these magical Skinny Tees one day filming at QVC. Seamless (and super slimming!) mean they’re a must-have, wardrobe essential to slip under blazers, sheer blouses… and well, practically everything. Best part? They’re one-size-fits-all, so you don’t need to worry about fit. ($37; qvc.com)
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