Capsule wardrobes may help you develop your personal style in a more efficient and fashion-forward way, but it can also help you look taller as long as you know the principles of color and proportions. Generally, capsule wardrobes are just a formula for finding a bunch of clothing in colors that work together and can be easily mixed and matched. And picking ones that can be perfect for you will not only give you a great style but also makes you look leaner and taller. So, keep on reading for our guidelines.
Invest in tops and bottoms with similar colors.
By going for a top and bottom of similar color and value, you’ll create a longer line, therefore making you look taller and leaner. Matching sets may be great, but if you’re going to go for a crop top and a high-waist skirt which will show your midriff, go for a color that’s low contrast on your skin tone. Like fashion blogger Janni Deler, she picked an olive green shade that’s low contrast to her tan complexion which look elegant and sleek. You may also go for a printed blouse to team with your plain skirt. Or, look sexy with a high-waist shorts teamed with a sheer black top like fashion blogger Jennifer Selmanovic did.
Resort to blazers, jackets, or cardigans that match your trousers and skirts.
Your blazers, jackets, or cardigans can elongate your frame simply by choosing the ones with a similar color to your trousers or skirt. Like fashion blogger Jennifer Selmanovic, a black leather vest will go well with your black outfit which will add some edge to your looks without breaking the illusion of a vertical line.
Pick a nude pair of heels that matches your skin tone or a shade that matches your pants.
Don’t forget that if you want the most elongation, you need to continue the unbroken line of color through your feet. So, pick a nude pair of shoes that’s close to your skin color or so wear shoes that are either a similar color to your pants or tights. You may also think of a darker shade so it won’t draw attention the way a lighter color will.
Dress in a monochromatic way.
Going monochromatic may sound boring to some women, but it’s actually the easiest way to look taller. Just contrast your fabric textures to avoid looking dull and boring. Wearing some prints featuring the matching shade of your background color can also be great to add some personality to your looks without breaking the illusion of a taller frame. By taking these principles into consideration, your capsule wardrobe will be interchangeable at the same time works with your proportions.