Beyond stoked to give Tali Edut of AstroStyle some styling ideas for her challenge items today. This video is chock full of tips and astrological insight on what aspects of your chart to consider when building a wardrobe or creating outfits. Download your free chart at astrostyle.com so that you can reference it while we talk!
Based on what Tali told me regarding what she needs and wants, I’ve styled a few outfits for her with explanations and resources she can use moving forward. Let’s start with a Pacific Northwest look that suits her scorpio tendencies when it comes to dressing…
Tali mentioned she has a curvy, hourglass figure, and I know firsthand her curves are banging! First things first, get a bra that fits well. This will change the way clothes drape and how you feel in them. I recommend clients with d-cups or larger visit The Pencil Test in Portland. It’s life-changing.
Once you have a bra that fits well, the girls will be sitting high, revealing that waist. This means, even as a shorter person, you can take advantage of the cropped top styles that are trending right now.
Because Tali loves boho vibes and wants to pull them in to her Seattle life, I chose this structured knit cardi coat by Ulla Johnson with a bit of an edge. Black at the bottom is brilliant for a shorter person. Tali should tie it at the back so it falls like a trench, framing her waist, then push up the sleeves to show a little skin so the bold piece doesn’t overwhelm her. Because it has her skin tones in it, the stripes are a safe pattern.
Speaking of rain, cute hats are my saving grace. No matter how much effort I put in to coiffing my hair, the look wilts away when I step in to the moist air of the PNW. So, if you’re in our neck of the woods, pick out a few different hat styles in your core color palette to splice in on bad hair days.
And this straw tote has an edge to it in black, yet remains feminine with the floral details. It could be paired easily with a black maxi dress in the tropics or worn during the warm summer months stateside.
Now for New York City…
Tali meets with her sister Ophi for work meetings in Manhattan.
First thing’s first – an adventurous woman must wear comfortable shoes so she can walk for blocks in the city (#bestwaytotravel). This outfit could work with sneaks like these (use code scarlet001 to get $25 off); however, I chose a bold platform boot in blue with celestial stars that pairs well with wide-leg high-waisted denim (grab at Communion in Portland) creating that elongating effect we mentioned before.
Bodysuits have made a comeback. Did you know? And they are an awesome base layer for the crop top + high-waist phenomenon covering the mid-section. I don’t mind an occasional reveal of the skin just below my rib cage and above my navel because it is the narrowest part of me, as it is for many women.
A recognizable label, some would argue, is a must for the big apple… I would suggest doing that with an accessory you can pass down for generations rather than an obnoxious label across your chest. However, I sure do like the look of this bridge category (my favorite) backpack, and this one, which is more affordable sans labels of any kind.
Lastly, a chic kimono, which you can find at Tumbleweed in Portland, to frame it all with would pair just as well with a black stove-pipe work pant or shredded girlfriend denim + heels.
We are channeling the spirit of Tulum (there are only 2 spots left and you should go!) for this next outfit!
Calypso does #resortlife right. I look to them for cool cardigans like this one on sale right now.
I love a corset top to wear under or over or on its own. My friend Rachel Ancliffe has some beautiful corset detailing in her latest collection as well! You could even rock this one with a high-waisted swimsuit bottom for a pin-up effect.
I got my pumpkin-colored gauchos at Una a couple summers ago so the pair pictured here must be a knock off. I think the silhouette is still relevant though, and so flattering on an hourglass figure.
I love the way this one-piece is designed to draw attention to the natural waist. In this outfit, the pattern is the perfect scale and pulls all the colors together in unison.
Tom Ford designs fashion forward sunglasses with a nod to the classics. A slight cat eye is flattering on almost everyone!
I like IGWT’s take on the oh-so-current hoop earring in a “bean” shape that they offer in both gold and silver.
The shoes are Chloe, and there may be one pair left at Halo, with perhaps more styles coming. If you’re afraid of “clunky” shoes, but appreciate the comfort and height platforms offer, try a pair in the same color as your favorite wide leg pant for Spring/Summer!
Next I’ll show Tali how to mix and match all of these pieces for even more looks!
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