Kudos to Charlize Theron, who was the most rockin' evil stepmother ever—complete with killer wardrobe.
There are many aspects to successful outfit assembly, but one item is desperately needed to be able to compute effectively.
A full-length mirror.
When putting together a look, there is the idea of balance. For instance, if one is wearing a flary skirt, then the top has to be more structured and close-fitted.
One cannot wear a boxy jacket with a full skirt. While the two items are chic in themselves, they have to be paired correctly. A mirror will help the wearer gauge that.
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A box jacket is best worn by top-heavy individuals who gain up there but not down there, which means pencil skirts are the way for them to go.
As I mentioned, I adore full skirts, but they do not return the favor. I simply look, well, gigantic. The above look would suit me, but not everyone.
What should be worn with a full skirt? Tops that define the waist. A tucked-in blouse or sweater, perhaps with a belt on top. A structured jacket that follows one's figure, tapering in where needed. A blazer that is, of course, not too long.
And the fact of the matter is, for the pencil skirt wearer, while boxy and baggier tops are an option, there are more possibilities.
Purchase a long mirror to make sure your look balances. It's not enough to assemble; the pieces must be compatible.