Fashion Friday!

Last Year’s Suit

For the working woman, it can be boring wearing the same old suit to work year after year.  But if you’re like me, and like to shop, you know how to find different accessories to update the look of your suit. Nowadays a suit is not a required look for most offices, so it is nice to buy a full suit but you don’t always have to wear the pieces together.

Whether you purchase a pant suit or a skirt suit remember to launder the pieces at the same time even if you didn’t wear them together or one piece will fade more than the other.

There are so many new styles and colors of suits as well. You don’t have to stick to the simple black and blue any longer.  Colorful suits are in style depending on where you work and the time of the year.  A pink suit  may not be appropriate for all office settings.

Also, not all suits are dressy.  There are casual suits, so don’t forgot those casual Fridays or those offices where the attire is business casual.  A cute khaki suit just might fit the bill.

How do I update last year’s suit?

  1. Wearing the latest style and color top or shirt with suit.
  2. Adding the latest accessories e.g, purse, scarf, shoes.
  3. Change the buttons for something more “today”.
  4. Change the Length of the skirt, if possible.
  5. Change the length of the jacket, if possible.

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Fashion Friday!

Fun Pretty Flats

These flats can dress up any summer outfit. Don’t shy away from flats for a special occasion, especially if it’s an occasion where you will be standing a lot. Flats can be as dressy as heels in some settings. If I wear heels to an outing, I always bring along a pair of flats that will go with that outfit, in case my feet get tired. Don’t just bring a pair of flip flops, unless they go well with your outfit. These little things can make a difference in your personal style. As always, have fun.

Fashion Fridays!

Handbag Know-How:

There are so many types, sizes and styles of handbags in the stores and it can be tough sometimes to figure out what to purchase.  You may be one of those people who will wear the same handbag everyday no matter what you’re wearing or you may be the person who changes purses like you change your ………; well anyway.  I’m the latter.  I change handbags on a daily basis, depending on what I’m wearing.  whether you’re like me or not this list will be a great help to you.  These are “do’s” and “don’ts” of sporting your handbag.

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Do:

Own at least one great quality handbag in a basic color e.g., black or brown.

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Make sure your bag works with your proportions.

Carry a bag that is in sync with the style of your outfit and shoes.

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Carry a beaded bag with a velvet outfit, not velvet on velvet.

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Buy inexpensive ‘in fashion’ bags to stay current.

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Don’t:

Over stuff your bag with unnecessary junk.

Carry a bag at the widest part of your body – bust line, waistline, or hip or thigh-line.

Carry a summer style bag with a tailored suit.

Carry a wicker style bag when wearing hosiery. It will only cause snags.

Match a beaded bag with a beaded dress. A satin or velvet bag would work better.

Don’t go into debt over a designer bag unless it is in a classic style.

Team heavy leather bags with lightweight clothing.