July 30, 2014
I start a new job tomorrow at Talbots corporate headquarters as Visual Manager, Web Direct and Catalog, styling their online site and print publications. Because of this new venture and the time that it will demand of me, I will no longer be blogging weekly for Adea. It is sad to have to say goodbye, but I am confident that the ladies at Adea will find a more-than-capable replacement who can be sure that you are up-to-date on the best style tips, tricks and trends and who will steer you clear of fashion foibles.
As my final gift to you all, I have put together a list of my top five fashion tips. These rules-to-live-by will ensure that, no matter your size, budget or lifestyle, you will always look your best.
First and foremost, perfect the fit of your clothing. You could be wearing the most gorgeous clothing in the world, but if the fit is wrong, you will look sloppy and unkempt. And, to add insult to injury, the excess material will make it look as though you have packed on the pounds. See previous post here about fit.
In order to take ownership of your style and make a “look” or an outfit truly your own, you need to add some personal flair. Cuff your pants, roll your shirt sleeves, tuck your top just so, layer your necklaces, tie (or untie) your laces in a special way, cock your hat to the side, loop your belt…you get what I’m saying. These signature styling tricks make your clothing look lived in and will become your fashion calling cards.
Be sure to dress for the occasion. Your fashions should make sense for the environment, climate, event and surroundings. If they don’t, you’ll be sure to be a fashion victim rather than victor. Take a look in the mirror before you leave. If you find yourself asking the question – “Is this outfit ok?” – then the answer most definitely is “no.”
You can’t force a trend. No matter how much you love this silhouette, that hemline, this color or that embellishment du jour, if it doesn’t make sense for your body type, your coloring or your lifestyle, then the trend will wear you, rather than you wearing it.
Anna Dello Russo - confidence in spades!
Once you have gotten yourself dressed, it’s important to wear your clothes with confidence. If you don’t believe that you look good, then no one looking at you will believe it either.
And, with that, I bid you farewell, fashion friends! Best of luck navigating fashion’s frontiers! The good news is that you have already found some of the best layering pieces around here at Adea so your fashion foundation is a stellar one.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.