(Seriously) Play with Proportions
We as a species have got to declare war on the SpongeBob silhouette. You know the one: a file storage box balancing atop two toothpicks. It's semi-comfortable and handy for sneaking family-size Cheez-It boxes into movie theaters, but there are so many more interesting options out there. How about the Two Traffic Cones Stacked on Top of Each Other (short and swingy on top and wide-legged on the bottom)? Or an ultra-abbreviated sweater over an un-tucked shirt over roomy pants? Using clothes to El Greco-fy your body can be scary, but we've never taken you for a chicken.