Keep reading for Kelly’s take on My Body, My Style.
How would you describe your body shape?
I’m an hourglass body shape and 5’7”.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is urban, casual, and glam—all in one. If you visit my Instagram or blog, it all makes sense (LOL!). I like pieces that I can wear often, but are interesting enough that it looks like I tried. It’s my personal motivation and mantra when I’m looking for pieces to buy for August Raye—my online shop.
Has your body shape informed the way that you dress?
My body shape has helped me become more knowledgeable about underpinnings, honestly. I’m very busty so I’m pretty well-versed in bras now, and the right underwear is very important when you carry weight in your midsection.
What’s your go-to piece for flattering your figure?
I don’t really believe in figure-flattering, per se. I believe more in the idea of finding things that you’re comfortable in that you aren’t fussing with; I think that’s a key indicator of whether something is “flattering” or not. If I have to keep tugging at it or adjusting it, it probably isn’t making me look great because I don’t feel great in it.
What outfit makes you feel amazing?
Right now, I feel my best in a pair of perfectly-fitting jeans and a turtleneck. It’s a New Yorker’s uniform!
Any styling tips and tricks you can share?
Outside of fit, pay attention to the materials of clothing you purchase. Some synthetic fabrics can ruin an outfit—the snags, the clinging, the noises they make when they rub together.
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