I love statement tops because they make dressing the lower half of your body so dang easy. Just keep it simple and you’re good. I love when getting dressed is that easy and I try to buy things that I know I can style in a number of different ways! It’s my outfit/shopping philosophy.
On another note, I’m definitely not the tallest or skinniest person in the world! I’ve always, always wanted long legs and my legs are thicker and more athletic so I try really hard to find stuff to make them look skinnier! Wearing simple, nude colored shoes is so good at elongating the leg. If you’re wearing jeans, matching booties to the color of your pants is also super elongating! Usually ankle straps cut off the leg and make them look stubby but it’s ok here because its a nude color. I also look for shorts with an extra big leg opening because the extra fabric and space make you’re legs look slimmer! I sound like a nut but it works!