Playing with Volume…

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When I’m in the mood to make a bigger statement, one of my favorite go-to-moves is to play with volume.

By that, I mean taking a piece of clothing that is voluminous and overstated, and styling it with other pieces, but doing so in way that prevents it from either going over the top (though my top might be a little wilder than your top…), or ending up with a look that’s just plain unflattering.

Here I used this Keepsake Every Chance Pant I got from one of the recent BNKR edits as my focused piece (you could try one of these as well: Keepsake Hindsight Pant; C/MEO Collective Harmony Pant).

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In order to pull off a high volume look, be sure to select alternating items that compliment the voluminous piece without taking away from it.

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A crop top is a great way to compliment a fuller volume pant (and boy does mama love a crop top).

Bonus points – the fit of the pant will prevent the overall look from being too sexy (though I personally don’t think you can EVER be too sexy, #youdoyouboo, but nonetheless…)

I chose this Reformation Mohawk blouse in Ivory (I purchased this awhile ago on the Ref site, but for a similar look – try these tops by Norma Kamali, House of Harlow 1960 or Cleobella or change it up with something like this L’Academie Safari Short Sleeve Wrap Blouse or this Marissa Webb Gingham Crop if you choose a solid pant).

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I then chose a simple nude strappy Schutz heel (I also like this block heel version from the designer as well) to elongate the leg (I’m shorter so I don’t have a lot of wiggle room (literally) when I go with a fuller pant)

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Last I took a black choker to tie in the black/white vibe (another custom Choker from my @SVNLights), some statement House of Harlow Ayita earrings I got from Rocksbox, and a fun statement ring from Alexis Bittar (mine’s sold out, but these are similar:  Alexis Bittar Futurist Ring; Alexis Bittar Stepped Pyramid Ring).

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2 thoughts on “Playing with Volume…”

  1. Looking great but the question is do you wear the pants in your relationships? I bet you do…

  2. Hahaha I love it! When the pants look this good, then yes I’m always wearing them 😛

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