The last year or so has been all about oversized and fluid for me, likely due to a bit of overcompensation given the issues I had prior to YLF, and realized that body con was not my only option. Fast-forward to my last very long ago, about trying to find ways to dress with a little more polish and structure without overheating, especially in stressful conditions such as a job interview. I found some lovely wool trousers that felt so masculine in every combo I tried, until I found this two layered, zip front, sleeveless peplum top at BCBG. It adds just the right amount of structure when worn over a form-fitting black long sleeve top, and it tones down some of the curves while adding others that, at least to my eye, make me look more proportionate. I've worn it with several different trousers and jeans, but I think this outfit with the graphic print pants and double monk strap oxfords that I wore today (dry, sunny and 60 degrees!) is my favorite. My one complaint is that the stretchy Sloan ankle trousers bag out so badly in the seat, hips and knees after a day of wear that the polish is lost. Luckily I did photos in the morning! Anyway, thought I'd share my small revelation regarding structure and how I managed to add some without needing to resort to my usual blazer or jacket which, let's face it, can be challenging when you run as warm as I do.
Pic #2 is bad hotel lighting, but shows how versatile the top is with wool trousers and pointy-toed booties.
Pic #3 pairs EF harems and heels with the same top, for an evening look that I have yet to wear (but Valentine's-day symphony date night might be the ticket!).

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