Pacific Grove coast


This photo was taken on the coast of Pacific Grove, California, with fields of blooming wildflowers locally dubbed "margic carpet." Doesn't my cropped floral blouse match the wildflowers? 

Coincidentally, Britney Spears recently wore a similar floral blouse, as reported in entertainment news earlier this month. She paired such a blouse with low-rise black shorts. If you don't feel comfortable baring so much of your midriff, the way I style my cropped floral blouse should be more figure-flattering for you. 

In my opinion, less is more when it comes to midriff baring, which is quite an unflattering fashion trend. Barely baring a little skin above mid-rise jeans will look trendy and help you avoid a muffin top at the same time, as long as the waistband of the mid-rise jeans is not too tight.

In the meantime, this year's split-hem jeans would be a good choice, because they will stay sleek all the way down. They go well with high heels and platforms, but you can also wear them with black high-rise sneakers, as I do, if your legs happen to be as long as the jean legs.

This ensemble I put together should work for most body types, especially if you are US size 6 like me. Why not give it a try when you are about to take a day trip during the wildflower season?