If you asked me whether I'd rather look stylish or skinny-- I would most likely pick skinny. I just have this thought engrained in my mind that clothes are meant to make you look thinner, "It's all an illusion"-- my mother used to tell me, "Use that illusion to make you look thinner". So more often than not, when I am shopping around, I'm looking for items that make the world think I am thinner than I really am. I know, I'm tricky like that.
When I put on boots, sometimes I feel like they make my legs look stumpy. It's almost like my legs look like they stop right under my knee. Does that make any sense? Especially when the boots are a contrasting color. But, I guess once in a while I'll sacrifice looking thinner for style and comfort.
What I am wondering about, though, is the cardigan. See how it is a little bit longer than normal cardigans?
Cardigan and Shirt: Target
Pants: JCPenney Boots: Piperlime
Between the stumpy boot legs and the long sweater...I just wonder if it's too many unflattering items. Would it be better to pair this outfit with a shorter cardigan?
Does the length of this cardigan help my "trying to look thinner than I really am" cause?
Or does it end up just making me look even more stumpy?