Often fashion advice tells us to find a style icon to help inspire us. Unfortunately the most photographed women tend to be at the far end of the range in what ever type they embody. I'm thinking of tall, skinny super models or style icons like the Hepburns, both Audrey and Katharine. The so called "real" women are hard to find. I recently noticed how great the actress Margo Martindale always looks. She seems to have a style recipe going on, she typically wears a dark bottom, an interesting, detailed top garment that often flows away from her figure and she accessories with a great scarf or statement piece of jewelery that is on the large side, in proportion with her body.
In the photo above, the neckline of the top is low enough to show some skin, which breaks up her torso size and the sleeves are 3/4 length. Some stylists say that showing your wrists can make you look taller and slimmer. Her beads are large and bold. Margo wears her hair soft and a little full in volume, again in balance with her size.
In this photo, the colour is mainly at the top of the garment and the necklace creates a long slimming vertical line. All of these are details which could be added to your knitting projects and outfits. You could knit fabulous scarves, wear small brightly coloured shawls on top of simple dark tops, and make heavier knit jacket styles with big collars in a A line silhouette.