5 Outfits To Try: Extra-Wide Pants, Extra-Long Skirts, & More Extreme Shapes

This week's edition of 5 Outfits To Try is brought to you by proportions. Break free of your usual summer proportion game (you know, "short" and "loose") by playing with length and volume. Try long column skirts with cropped, sleeveless vests; flowing pants with a super-fitted tee; and a shrunken trench with shredded, baggy shorts. We seriously urge you to think outside of the box this week....
Now, go long (and short, and wide, and slim!).
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The key to making an outfit look like a million bucks (when you're only working with three pieces) is to make sure each item you put on stands out in a different way. Elaborate sandals, patterned pants, and a intensely colorful sleeveless shirt look beautiful when worn together, just like as worn by our lovely intern, Alice Tate.

Photographed by Lia Schryver
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Dress down a maxi dress with a sleeveless moto jacket and flat, white sneakers. We love the idea of a top-pony — this season's version of a topknot!

Photo: Via Topshop.
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Play with proportions in a swingy denim skirt matched up with chunky sandals and a slouchy, soft tee.

Photo: Via Graham & Spencer; Spend $75, get $150 to shop on Refinery29 Shops
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We're thinking (nearly) everyone has got an Edith Miller T-shirt, and we love how Totokaelo paired it with super-wide-legged trousers.

Photo: Via Totokaelo
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With a cropped trench coat, baggy jorts and sneakers can be dressy enough for an evening out!

Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com