My new acupuncturist looked at my tongue the other day and then asked if I run “hot.” I am, in fact, always sweating. Fall is THE time for me and my style to thrive.
Leandra has provided enough layering inspiration to last through February, so I figured I’d take a stab at the practice with the ladies formerly known as my bosom in attendance (and their underboob sweat, tbh). I styled four outfits that didn’t make me look like a puffer coat and simultaneously allowed for midday stripping, and left them here for you.
1. Jumpsuits are Nothing to Be Afraid Of
If buttoned up feels a bit bosom-y, try it unbuttoned all the way with a fun sweater as a belt. Nothing says deep cleavage like a tight turtleneck, so get down with your bad self and cover up from neck to toes. I like a sense of balance in my ‘fits, and the tight turtle and boilersuit just felt right, ya know?
2. ‘Tis the Season for Prairie Core
If I hadn’t originally challenged myself to wear ruffles, I’d have passed this dress by, worried that the combination of extra fabric and ruching would give me quadruple boob. But boy oh boy is it actually my dream dress! I confused my milkmaid lewk with the addition of knee-high pirate boots that could go past my hoo-ha for all you can tell.
3. Button-Up Shirts Can be Coats, Too
Nothing says fall save for the lightest thing possible masquerading as a coat. This gives you an excuse to wear an oversize (or weirdly off-the-shoulder) top without looking like a circus tent.
4. Sweater Weather!
I spent so much of my youth loving a baggy sweater more than my morning coffee, but I have seen the tight-sweater light, my friends. Not only do you get cozy feels, but also the figure-defining grace that my mother always expected of my sartorial explorations. However, you can’t trick me into wearing tight on top without something high-waisted and flared on the bottom. I like to think it’s all about balance, rather than hiding my thighs, when the ladies are on display.
Photos by Elizabeth Tamkin.