I did say that Stylish Apples is taking requests! For Amy, today we’re gonna explore a couple business casual looks for apple shaped women.
Difficulty level? We are going to take two expensive but classy apple-friendly outfits for the “business casual” look, and reinvent these same outfits on a budget. Sounds fun, right?
“Mustard magic” by Birdsnest is a flattering outfit for an apple shape, including a tunic shirt, pencil skirt (the shirt is long enough to cover belly), stylish heels in same color neighborhood as the skirt, and some cute accessories that pop.
Silver Bangle: $129
Silver Earrings: $69
Let’s find budget alternatives for this pricey, but adorable, outfit. As usual, I’m going to pick several alternatives for each piece of clothing, in both Missi and Plus sizes.
Included here are two Missi and two Plus options, and two retain the “bell sleeves” look in the example:
I’m also including Flare skirt choices, in both Missi and Plus – each is ok and flattering for apples. Most apples will need to wear shirts long enough to cover the belly with all of these choices:
Heels, Wedges, Flats:
All four of these choices are by the maker Sofft, who has the rare distinction of making high heels that are comfortable enough for my big ass feet to wear and walk around in!
The first two conform more to the style in the outfit example, while the last two are more appropriate for apple shaped women.
Apples can wear wedges and anything that draws attention DOWN to our great legs and feete (so the cork-patterned flats are a great option)
With these bell sleeves, we want to end the visual line of our arms with a bang(le)…so let’s use a bracelent stack. The earrings are pretty easy to replicate and compliment the bracelets.
The most expensive choices for all pieces of this outfit is $219.31. The least expensive choices for all pieces of this outfit totals $111.87. I’d say that’s a winner!
Ok, we have Apple-friendly 101 here. Wrap shirt, wide-leg trousers, striking earrings, heels and a cute bag.
Leather shoulder bag: $159.95
Let’s get to work, and start with the faux-wrap shirt. The original shirt has a unique pattern, which is tough to duplicate. However, the style is easy to find, and that’s the most important thing for us. Plus, solid colors look great and have more versatility for other outfits in your closet.
And now, the pants – first two for Missi, second two for Plus. These will have a very versatile and useful presence in your wardrobe.
Earrings – pick what you like! The second pair is pretty, don’t you think?
Shoes (again, by Sofft, because they fit so comfortably):
Purse (bonus – option 2 is Vegan leather!) – much more affordable and, dare I say, cuter than the example.
The most expensive choices for all pieces of this outfit is $266.88. The least expensive choices for all pieces of this outfit totals $128.91. That’s also a winner!
As always, please reach out with any questions, comments or ideas about this post. Or how you’ve made the business casual look work for you!