3 Tips to Look Thinner Instantly

I caught the Bethenny show today for the first time, and the segment was all about how you can look 10 lbs thinner just by wearing the right clothes. These tips make a lot of sense and the difference between the before’s and after’s were pretty significant, so thought I’d share these tips & some examples.

1. Show off your clavicle, not your cleavage – bringing the neckline up extends the line of your body and makes it look longer, leaner.

J.Crew Perfect Fit Ballet Button Tee

J.Crew Perfect-Fit Ballet Button Tee —¬†Affordable, available in a gazillion colors, and a perfect blank canvas for lots of layers and accessories.

Banana Republic Mixed Stripe Pullover

Banana Republic Mixed Stripe Pullover, Banana Republic Leather Skinny Bracelet, Banana Republic Flavia Foldover Clutch

2) Wear monochromatic clothing. When you divide your body up visually with different colors, it’s detracting away from that long and lean line you want to look skinnier. And the color does not have to be black!

Georgette Embroidered Jumpsuit

Anthropologie Georgette Embroidered Jumpsuit

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt Dress

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt Dress, Banana Republic flats (similar here), Banana Republic Leopard Clutch (similar here)

3) Wear small prints. Large prints can tend to make us look bigger — opposite is true for small prints.

Torn by Ronny Kobo Anabella Animal-Print Skirt

Torn by Ronny Kobo Anabella Animal-Print Skirt

Banana Republic Bold Dot Blouse

Banana Republic Bold Dot Blouse, Banana Republic Black Skinny Ankle Jean, Banana Republic Ashbury Exotic Tote, Banana Republic Caitlin Pump

Cute but comfortable shoes from Clarks

Hasn’t Clarks always been known for comfortable but ehhh shoes that only your mom would wear? Some time in the last few years they’ve really stepped their style game yet, amazingly, still maintained a high level of comfort for the most part. Not everything suits every pair of feet perfectly, so though I’ve tried on countless pairs, I found these keepers. I love them for the simple fact that they look like normal, cute heels that don’t look comfortable at all yet are very comfortable.

Clarks Flyrt Rouge

Clarks Flyrt Rouge

What you need to know: 13 5-star reviews, leather lining, OrthoLite cushioned footbed, rubber outsole, 3.5″ heel. Awesome.

Clarks Flyrt Shadow

Clarks Flyrt Shadow

What you need to know: 8 5-star reviews, leather lining, OrthoLite cushioned footbed, rubber outsole, 3″ heel.

Clarks Dunbar Cruiser Loafer

Clarks Dunbar Cruiser Loafer

Clarks Dunbar Cruiser Loafer

What you need to know: Perfect for the prepster in you or for anyone seeking velvety, cushiony, premium leather comfort. 63 4.5-star reviews, leather lining, OrthoLite cushioned footbed, rubber outsole. Available in 7 colors (but this pebbled brown is definitely my fav).

Clarks Dunbar Racer Loafer — very similar but different color leathers.

Clarks Dunbar Racer Loafer

Clarks Dunbar Racer Loafer white

What you need to know: Smooth, premium leather comfort (as opposed to the pebbled version of the Cruiser). 169 4.5-star reviews, leather lining, OrthoLite cushioned footbed, rubber outsole. Available in gazillion colors (but these two are my favs).

Neon lights

Banana Republic is typically known for their more mature, professional clothing, but recently they’ve really upped their edge and are releasing a lot more fun, feminine clothes and accessories. In particular, I’m loving their quasi-neon stuff — what great pops of color and personality against a very polished outfit! Here are some of my favs.

Banana Republic Ashbury Tote

Banana Republic Textured Black Parisian Jacket, Banana Republic Oxford Shirt, Banana Republic Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, Banana Republic Ashbury Tote, Banana Republic Ninah Pump (Pink Multi)

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Banana Republic New Classic Trench, Banana Republic Striped Faille Top, Banana Republic Sloan-Fit Slim Ankle Pant, Banana Republic Hilary Clutch, Banana Republic Ninah Pump

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Banana Republic Bold Stripe Metallic Trim Tee, Banana Republic Sloan Pencil Skirt, Banana Republic Flavia Foldover Clutch, Banana Republic Caitlin Pump

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Banana Republic White Silk Snap-Front Blouse, Banana Republic Ivory Tweed Pencil Skirt, Banana Republic Caitlin Pump, Banana Republic Sophia Foldover Wristlet

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Banana Republic Fitted Non-Iron Candy Stripe Shirt, Banana Republic Leopard Jacquard Full Skirt, Banana Republic Ninah Pump

Banana Republic Acid Brights Stretch Bracelet

Banana Republic Acid Brights Stretch Bracelet