Fashion Friday!

I thought this would be a great time to repost my Holiday post from last year.  Enjoy!

Dress for the Holiday, don’t become the Holiday!

With the Holidays around the corner, the stores are already stocking their shelves with Holiday décor and Holiday attire. Among the attire are those wonderful Holiday sweaters and leggings and socks and earrings and necklaces and hats and scarves and so on and so on and so on. Some of them are in beautiful colors and come in 3D. Some of them light up and may even glow in the dark. You may even find some that speak to you, if you push a button or two. Well, like I’ve said in the past, just because it’s a trend doesn’t mean you have to follow it.

BEWARE OF SOME TRENDS!!

I don’t want to offend any of you who love to wear your Holiday sweaters and other Holiday attire, but it is not fashion forward. If you want to look festive for the Holidays you can dress in the colors of the Holiday and look very festive without looking like you ARE the Holiday!!! Some people get confused believing that if it is Halloween they should wear their Halloween sweater or shirt, or pants or whatever during the week of Halloween…..Nooooooo, stop it, don’t do it. Unless you are a kindergarten or pre-school teacher wearing them to school to amuse your class or giving a Halloween party for kids or going to an ugly Holiday sweater party, don’t do it; at least not if you are trying to be in anyway fashion forward. Although, My husband had a valid point. He said even the kindergarten teachers can amuse their kids with their bulletin board décor and leave the Holiday attire at home. I at least gave them a reprieve.

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I have to be honest, there was a time in the past when I wore a Holiday sweater or shirt.  I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but you need to know that no one is perfect and I have since repented…. 🙂  We all must grow when it comes to our fashion sense.  We must learn from our mistakes and vow never to do them again.

There are so many ways to dress for the Holidays and look festive and fashion forward and I will show you how. Always start with the colors of the Holiday. You can mix and match them in so many different ways. Be creative. Remember what your style is. If you are a person that likes to dress in a Boho style, you can still dress that way in your Holiday colors. If your style is romantic, stick to that style, but use the colors of the Holiday. Don’t lose yourself in the Holiday. Still be you. Fashion is about always being true to who you are no matter what, but adapting to the situation.

Halloween Stylin:

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I’m not going to give you a visual of what not to wear, because I’m afraid some of you may take those ideas and run with them, so I’ll keep those to myself.  I’ll just show you how to look your fabulous Holiday best and no one will mistake you for actually being the Holiday.

Christmas Stylin:

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After seeing these alternatives, I hope you now know that dressing for the Holidays can be fun and easy.  You don’t have to purchase all of the Holiday paraphernalia to be festive.  Have fun, but keep it simple.  Don’t lose your since of style no matter what Holiday is around the corner.

Fashion Friday!

Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Older.

During the winter months, we want to stay warm, but we still want to be fashionable. Layering keeps you warm, but be careful how you combine pieces. Wearing too many bulky items can make you look frumpy, not well put together and older than you want to look.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look younger, but be sure to stay in your lane, if you know what I mean.

Here is a list of mistakes made by women that make us look older.

1. Wearing bulky layers.

Winter fashion is all about the layers, but believe it or not there is a right way to do it and a wrong way. If you’re wearing a bulky sweater, opt for a lightweight coat with a slender shape. Otherwise, bulky sweater + bulky coat + chunky scarf = way too much bulk. And of course, always remember the top-and-bottom-ratio rule: If you’re wearing a loose top, wear more form-fitting pants, and vice versa. It’s all about balance when it comes to layering.

2. Wearing cheap fabrics.

As you get older, it’s all about buying fewer clothes, but focusing on quality over cheap and cheerful designs and fabrics.

3. Trying to be too “on trend”.

Treat catwalk trends as inspiration, rather than something to be replicated exactly. choose the accents of a trend that you like, and work them into your existing wardrobe of quality basics.

4. Trying to disguise yourself.

If there are parts of your body where you don’t feel comfortable with a tight fit, then choose outfits that skim over them, rather than lots of floatyf fabric, which is very ageing.

5. Being shy with pattern.

If you’re going to wear pattern, it’s better to go bold rather than dainty. Delicate patterns are too girly to wear as you get older, as they have an ageing effect. Instead take inspiration from the Italians and go for rich colours, or choose dramatic, bold prints.

6. Wearing the wrong underwear.

I can’t emphasise enough the importance of wearing the right underwear. If you’re wearing an old, saggy bra, the distance between your chest and your hip will really be shortened. So invest in a good bra and Visual Panty Lines under your clothes is another big no-no when it comes to looking good!

Now that you know, avoid these mistakes and you will look great.

Fashion Friday!

Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are one of this year’s fall trends.  This trend is not for everyone, because they can be hard to fit.  Depending on your body type you may have to try on many styles before you find the right one for you. The good thing is, there are lots of styles to choose from.

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Look for styles that will compliment your lifestyle.  They range from form fitting to loose fitting, dressy to casual.  There are even formal jumpsuits that you can wear to a wedding or any other formal event.

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The most popular ones, I’ve noticed, are the very loose fitting ones.  They will fit almost any body type, because they’re very forgiving.  So, if you think you can pull it off, go for it.

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