You've got to give it to these bloggers and stylists, they just never seem to get it wrong! So is it years and years of practice, sifting through endless sites and Instagram for inspiration or a degree in fashion from a fancy college abroad? I guess we'll never know, but what we do know is that there's a golden rule that can fool-proof your outfit if you apply it wisely to any look you create. It can take you from frumpy to fab by just tweaking your wardrobe and putting together separates for the win. So what is the Golden Fashion Ratio you might ask, scratching your ombre head. It is a simple combination of cropped and long. Basically, keep one item of clothing short and the other long. This smart juxtaposition of contrasting silhouettes can give you style props and save you from looking like a hobo trying to dress well. Here are some outfit ideas straight from the props you can take inspiration from to get this right.  

Exhibit A

We love how Santoshi has smartly paired this long vest that hit's her knees (well almost) with a pair of denims ends at her ankles.

Exhibit B

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Denim shorts with a long kimono/ cover-up is so much win. Case in point here is Shereen's effortless pairing of this magical combo.

Exhibit C

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You can pair a short shirt dress with long boots to create drama. Make sure you have some skin showing to lengthen your legs else you might end up looking short and stubby.

Exhibit D

You can apply this Fashion Ration to ethnic wear as well, as seen on Kritika Khurana. Pair a linear kurti with ankle lenth palazzos to create this look.