The birthday girl for October 2 is Kelly Ripa.
The one thing that defines Kelly Ripa as a textbook example of Libra style is the way that she dresses to flatter her stature. She’s not very tall, but she makes the most of every inch of her height by choosing garments that lengthen her silhouette. I rarely see photos of Ripa where she’s not wearing a single color or pattern from the neckline to the hemline.
Of course, any vertically-challenged woman can benefit from dressing in this manner. For the Libra woman, however, creating balance often means creating an unbroken line from head-to-toe. If that also means wearing matching footwear or using a nude shoe rather than choosing a contrasting hue, then more power to her. The proverbial “pop of color” adored by so many stylists doesn’t really do anything to lengthen a look. Ripa knows this and she rarely chooses footwear that doesn’t endow her with some added height. It might be an optical illusion, but it works beautifully.