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The Apple Shape Wardrobe: Why I Invest in Outerwear

* All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In this picture I am 5’1” and 140lbsAlso, I am petite and have a high waist and short torso.

outwear dress

Why I invest in outerwear

I learned pretty early on moving to a mostly cold weather state, Washington, that most people I run into will never see what I’m actually wearing. What everyone does see, is my outerwear! That’s why I like to invest in outerwear.

What I love about this jacket

I jumped at the chance to buy this used bright red coat when I saw it because it just makes our dreary rainy Seattle days a little less dreary. I’m also a big fan of a standing collar to elongate the neck and a fit and flare style to give some umph to my hip area.

stylish outwear dress
eye catching dress

Do you live in a warm weather state or a cold weather state? I’ve lived in both. When I lived in Texas growing up, I never would have invested in outerwear. Now, it’s my main focus!

Outfit items similar to what I’m wearing:

Round cat eye (my favorite shape for my round/heart shaped face) tortoise shell glasses. Red knit hat. Red jacket. Black and white striped skirt (below knee midi). Classic black pumps. Black and white striped top.

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape

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