I’ve been slacking off with my videos and another verbal lickin from a friend has put me right back on track. It had something to do with my Ear Love in this video. I played around with my clip-on earrings for New Year’s and for a friend’s birthday party last week. I went to shower her with love and attention, but she turned the tables on me and my outfit into a show and tell session.
So let my show and tell everyone about my clip-on earrings look for fashion week and beyond.
Question: What do I wear with a tight floral skirt that ends at my knees? The colors are pretty bright so I don’t know if I could wear a bright color top also. Thank you
Answer: To much of a good thing, is just that, to much. So with a bright-colored, printed skirt, try wearing a solid-colored blouse, button down shirt or cable-knit sweater in blush or neutral colors. If you want to wear a printed blouse, (print on print love) break it up with a solid statement belt, jacket or blazer so all that print doesn’t get you lost in the look.
Question: I like the neon trend that is going on, but I can’t handle wearing a lot of these bright colors. How can I wear neon without looking stupid and loud?
Answer: This is something that can be done in small doses at first. For example: clothes or shoes with neon-colored trims. A neon-colored blouse paired with black or dark-colored pants or jeans. Once you’ve become comfortable with wearing the bright colors, then you can add more neon to your look.
Question: Hello, I have a dark blue velvet blazer I brought last year, but I want to be able to wear it during the day and more outfits for the night time. Do you have some suggestions? Thanks
My Answer: Most of us associate velvet with the type of fabric we save for nightime attire only. So incorporating it into our daytime wardrobe should done where velvet would add texture. It should be layered well and pulled together with the right pieces. There is no doubt, your velvet blazer will be the first thing people notice, so lets make sure they notice it for all of the right reasons. Lets not go with the expected which would be the plain jeans and t-shirt. If you want to wear jeans, pair the look with a polka dot sweater or printed blouse. If you feel comfortable, wear the velvet blazer with printed trousers that fit well, key words fit well.
Stepping out of the jeans category, why not try bright-colored, wide leg pants or trousers, with a neutral color sweater.
Keep with the bright way of things, incorporate a bright dress or accessories. It should work well when you it comes time to transition from winter into spring!
You can also pair the velvet bazer with more velvet! You can eep it consistant, with the same type of fabric, or you change it up with a different color velvet of the dress, skirt or blouse. This can be a color blocking experiment done right.
I’ve put together some looks below. Some outfit are for day time while others are geared towards night. All of the pieces can be worn with either a black or navy velvet blazers. Don’t feel as though you have to stick with each head to toe look I’ve put together, mix and match from the selection, there should be several options that will work for different body types, your style and colors you may be comfortable with.
Question from Zandi4532: I just bought a crop leather jacket last week for a really great deal but now that its colder where I live I don’t know how to wear it and with what. Do I have to wait until it is warm again to wear my new jacket?
Hey Zandi, if there is a will there’s a way, especially with clothes. There are a couple of things you have to think about if you’re living in a colder climate and want to wear the crop jacket. Think of the crop jacket as a layering piece. If the crop jacket is tight, it will be easy to wear it under heavier, bigger coats, and on top of dresses or my favorite of the season, turtlenecks.
If the crop jacket is a bit lose, so lose that layers underneath the jacket can help you create a new outer-wear look. Pair the lose crop jacket with fitted warm sweaters or cardigans that can be buttoned-up.
Now fitted or lose, the crop leather jacket does give you that edgy look. If you want to tone it down a bit, pair the jacket with a long or midi skirt, summer printed dresses that will look great with black tights or incorporate an oversize knitted scarf with the jacket. I’m a sucker for the infinity scarves from urbanoutfitters.com. They’re really warm and can be also be worn as a hoodie.
Check out the pieces I’ve selected which may work with the crop jacket. Hope this helps. Enjoy.
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Photo of Amanda Kerr rocking a maxi dress and crop leather jacket via Zimbio.com
Happy New Years and don’t put away your outfits from that night. They will never be the same again because this is when you give them new life in the new year. How can you transform your sequins or strapless dresses, one pieces and maxi dresses into looks that will allow you to get more wear out of them in 2012? Watch the video for suggestions link to all pieces are below. Enjoy!
3, 2, 1 and another year for us to create new experiences, learn new lessons, wear new trends and let old trends go. The last outfit we wear this year we have to make special, unique, and memorable since it will be photographed and tagged as NYE 2012 for all to see. So let’s show the future how we ended 2011 in style!
Jumpsuits were on top of our must have trends this entire year. No reason to stop this one-piece beauty from doing it’s job, but lets va-va-voom it up with glam and sparkle for the ultimate champagne toast on Dec 31st.
Another trend we loved throughout the year, Bright, bright, bright colors! To stand out from a crowd, or to lift your spirits we went to bright colors and prints. End the year with brighter thoughts on the mind and the body. Black and sequins please.
Stud Stud Studder. Anyone and everyone has been a stud or spike wearer this year. Jackets, dresses, belts, earrings, and clutches the list can go on and on as to what we’ve seen with studs on it, so let’s end the year with the trend that we proudly overdid. Incorporate some studs somewhere on your New Year’s Eve Look. Let the studs replace the sequins.
Last but not least, those box clutches we love so much. Pretty to look at, they stand upright on a table, and they are our embellished weapons we can proudly show off and do a double smack in case some gets smart with you. Check out the looks I’ve put together that showcases some of the trends from 2011 that we should be happy to rock into 2012. Click those studded shoes three times, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!
That extra fabric around our pretty necks which keeps us warm on brisk days and cold nights. That piece of clothing that can make the wearer look refined, sophisticated or dare I say, mature for all the right reasons. The essential piece of garment that’s the go to when it comes to layering during Fall/Winter would be the turtleneck. On chilly days when a scarf is the no-no part of the outfit you’re wearing, or you need to hide a neck full of evidence from some naughty activities, a turtleneck would be an appropriate alternative to a neck-cover. Now working this timeless item of clothing with the right pieces is just a matter of finding the appropriate layers of dresses, jackets and bottoms to make the turtleneck look modern, sleek and tailored.
Basic turtlenecks are perfect to combine into any outfit for different occasions. Business, causal and formal looks can be created by simply taking that one turtleneck and adding it to an item in your closet you wouldn’t normally pair with the tighty turtlies. (new phrase wink)
Both dresses above can be easily worn with either the blazer or cape above.
You can also wear them with leather jackets to toughen up the overall look.
To keep the look long, lean, and focused, try not to wear big handbags, or a lot of jewelry. A clutch to carry and one focus point for your jewelry above the chest be it a necklace or earrings, not both.
Take the basic turtleneck and pair it with another favorite this fall, the pencil skirt, giving you a classic look. Pair the two-piece stunner with wedges or heeled-loafers and color popper accessories making it modern.
Some of us think twice about wearing cocktail or vavavoom dresses during the colder months. Why should those sexy pieces be hidden away when all that’s needed is the black turtleneck, a must have for every fashionista. Coupled with a decorative dress or an embellished blouse, the black turtleneck can dress down your look a bit, but can also give you an entirely new look and increase the amount of times and the places you wear that special piece.
Each of the turtlenecks above can be worn with either one of the skirts. The same goes for the heels, all which can be paired with opaque tights. Since the top and bottom together can create such a strong statement, try keeping the accessories to a minimum and handbags or clutches understated. Keep the colors going strong all year round. It’s a good way to stand out from the “All Black Attire Movement” during the colder months. If you’re not ready to color it up with your outerwear, incorporate it with the different pieces under your coats.
The season for weddings is in high gear and I’ve been getting a lot of requests for help finding the perfect dress to wear to those special occassions. At the same time, some have been asking for anything other than a dress. What to wear to a wedding without having to wear a dress? How do you avoid that skirted one-piece without looking casual or not put-together for that special event you’re been invited to?
Let’s start with another one-piece favorite, Jumpsuits! Look at it as a garment that will help you avoid those peek-a-boo moments when you bend over or drop it like it’s hot on the dance floor.
Mix and matching game. Wearing a blouse or top with a pair of pants, or a skirt is something different and fun at the same time. The two-piece look you may wear to a wedding will allow you to get more wear from the pieces in the future.
Question of the Week: Sleeves in summer? Who wants to still wear the same long-sleeve blouses that were worn months ago, for the hotter days ahead? Trying to find blouses that are appropriate for work but, still works for play time can be a bit troublesome. No one wants to worry about getting the axe for being dressed inappropriately or being to darn cranky due to the heat stroke you will have while wearing heavy weight blouses. So what to do?
My response “less is more. Not neccsarily less fabric, but less weight within the fabric. Slightly sheer blouses are perfect for those who have to be in a setting that doesn’t allow much skin making it’s presence know.
This summer, the selection is massive with different colors, styles and prices ranges to suit everyone’s budget.
I’ve selected a few to get you guys started below.
Sassy Mama of Two, Wants the Greeks to bow down to her.
Well she didn’t exactly say that, but I’m quite sure those are her intentions once we find a great grecian inspired dress for her.
It started months ago when my friend saw a dress I purchased and wanted the very same one for herself. When my draped creation became a sold out item on ASOS, she later asked if I would be willing to sell her mine. I though she was joking, or at least hoped she was, until she went a step further and asked me for a selling price.
My dress was not for sale but finding one to satisfy my friend’s Grecian love affair would have to do.
I Suggest: When you’re petite, you can easily get lost in a dress if there is too much draping on the garment. A shorter dress with more draping or a longer dress with less draping shall do, you can’t have them both.
Another shopping job that I couldn’t refuse! Professional dancer turn UN employee, Marysa Dayton, is on the hunt for a cool pair of riding boots. Not a very simple style of boot, but still a bit classic. A pair of riding boots that she can wear for years to come and still look chic every time she puts them on, There is one detail I have to pay attention to for Marysa, she has slim legs, therefore her boots should not be too loose or have a wide opening. My sister, who is also on the slender side, had a nightmare finding a pair of riding boots earlier in the year until I saved her, so helping Marysa should be a bit easier second time around.