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Harness: Zaful * | MEOOW crop top: H&M | Oversized knit cardigan: Dezzal * | Distressed high waist jeans: H&M / DIY | Platform chelsea boots: Schuhtempel24

The weather’s been getting a bit better recently so there’s no need to walk around bundled up in faux fur anymore – yay! So I actually dared to create something I’d call a spring look. Kind of. So let me take you through all the elements of this outfit!

Harness and crop top

I have seen so many people and fellow bloggers wear a harness and I always thought this was a great and simple way to spice up an outfit. This harness is from Zaful and it’s actually super easy to put on – it pretty much consists of bra straps. You can close them behind your neck and back and you’re done. A harness is just a super cool piece to wear on top of a shirt or dress. It’s also a very unique and edgy alternative to a necklace. I usually wouldn’t recommend wearing it with a top that has something written on it. However, with this crop top I figured you could still read the print very well and I kind of like how the strap cuts the letter O right in half. The MEOOW crop top has long been a favorite of mine ever since I got it from H&M a couple of years ago.

Oversized knit cardigan

You know my obsession with oversized knit stuff – be it sweaters, dresses or cardigans. Although it’s a bit warmer now than it was before it’s still too cold for just a crop top, even indoors. So I threw on this super bulky, warm, comfy knit cardigan. It’s actually very similar to my burgundy red one I showed you in this accessory inspiration post. As I liked this one so much I decided to get another one in a more neutral color. It’s a great piece for the months to come when it’s not cold enough for a heavy jacket anymore but not really warm yet either. I actually love this time of the year. It’s so full of hope and always feels like a new beginning. The entirety of spring and summer is still lying ahead of us and it feels like everything is possible in this still fresh new year.

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Distressed jeans and tights

I have forever been a fan of high waisted tights that peek out in the waist area. Not only does it look super cool and grungy, it also creates a very flattering silhouette. Accentuating the narrowest part of our waist makes it look skinnier in general. Same goes for pretty much all parts of our body: wear a skirt that “cuts” your thighs at the narrowest point to create the appearance of longer, leaner legs. And as much as I like these DIY distressed jeans I do have to admit they make me look heavier than I am. So I considered it perfectly alright to cheat a little with the high waist tights trick. Plus, did I mention it looks super cool? It does. If this was ever considered a fashion no-go then I feel deeply sorry for everyone who ever cared about fashion no-gos.

Platform chelsea boots

You already know these bad boys – I got them last summer from Schuhtempel24 and they’ve been my trusty companions ever since. I love to wear them when trying to elongate my legs a little. As I mentioned before, jeans tend to make us look a little shorter and heavier in general so platforms / heels are a great way to balance this effect.

What are your tips and tricks for creating a flattering silhouette? Let me know in the comments!

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