The Athletic Pear is slender, but their hips are still wider than their shoulders. As such, they can rock the pencil skirts, but they don't have to worry quite as much about the cute flare skirts making them seem too bulky on the bottom half, either. So for this I went with an adorable leather skirt, studded sparingly for drama and interest. Paired with a pair of shadow tights, striped sheer and solid, and ankle boots. All black, of course. After all, if you are going to be an anti-hero you might as well go big.
For the top I chose a simple shell, sleeveless, to be tucked into the skirt. The curve of the arm follows the shoulder, giving the illusion of having wider shoulders and giving you more of an hourglass silhouette. The blazer is for both a bit more drama and to soften the leather skirt. Keep the skirt as the focal point of the outfit, it's a strong piece and adding too much more to it would make the outfit busy. Keep to simple colors, strong lines (like that jacket) and then find the proper accessories.
The pearl and chain necklace takes a hard and soft approach and stands a nice contrast against the black of the shirt with it's high neck. The chain bracelet, different metals layered, is another good add, but you can only add the one or the outfit starts to feel too heavy and get's a little more rock and roll than business appropriate. The rose earrings add a pop of color and whimsy to the outfit, a brief hint of color when you leave your hair down. Focus your makeup on the eyes, do something smokey, but try not to make it too dramatic, remember, this a daytime outfit. You can add a bit more black at the end of the day to take it into night. A small purse, some nude lips, and you're ready to go.
Soft and hard can mean a lot of things. Since the last outfit was a skirt, I chose a different take for the Athletic Hourglass, slender with wider shoulders and hips, but still a defined waist. As such you need to make sure a lot of the clothing is either properly fitted or have it altered. Properly altered clothing boosts confidence in oneself, who doesn't like having clothing fit like it was made for you and not a hanger?
Faux leather leggings with a soft, knit tunic with an asymmetrical zipper. I liked the color blocking, and the way it curved along the lines of an actual body and makes the curves look more dramatic. I also liked the cowl at the top, giving a nod to the scarves thrown about heads and faces during the movie. I did add an under shirt, mostly because the person this outfit was intended for is not only a high school teacher, but also because she lives in Florida and this way she can unzip it a bit if it's too hot.
Another pair of ankle boots, I think they are cute and they go well with most outfits, so I pair them with a lot of different ones. Since I also base all of these outfits around people I know or meet or who ask me about characters or ideas for outfits, I like to take their own personal aesthetics into account as well. Mistress D likes heels, these ones are wide enough to be comfortable after a full day on the feet pacing in front of her classes. The hat is because she does love them, and being in Florida that sun can be brutal. Add a black leather bag, most women already have one.
I went with chain jewelry again. A simple chain necklace, a layered chain cuff watch, and a few softer rings. Pair that with a smokey eye, nude lips (or chapstick, sometimes I go chapstick if it's a nude or pink lip that would be best) and focus all on the eyes. For some you might want to add a bit of blush. I don't get a lot of color in my cheeks, so I like to add it. I have friends with naturally flushed cheeks who don't have to worry about it. Remember, you want to do what is right for you.
Remember, you rock what you've got, not what someone else has. Do what's good for you.
Be your own big damn hero.