On my of my recent trips back home to New York, I saw 3 young girls who each wore dressy clothes with flat shoes. I approve this look for what’s remaining of the spring and summer. After witnessing millions of hot messes…this look was quite refreshing. Think a more casual cocktail dress paired with skippies….think the Hills (wait no, The City) without the heels.
Who says you can’t get dressed up in the daytime? Yes, you will look more polished with a heel but for a day of city strolling, brunch with the gals, window shopping…this does it for me.
Say R.I.P to the maxi dress. Still cute, however the hood chicks OD’d and killed it.
This has been downgraded to no more than a house dress to me. Revitalize the maxi dress if you’re going to rock it:
Wear heels…not flip-flops
Accessorize up…don’t hippie it
Beware of the cling…no matter the size, the material hugs your body (that is, the most common material…some come in other non-cling) so invest in spanx if you have not done so yet
Try a print versus the solid color
and most important….WORK IT!
The moral of the story is mix it up…try pairing a more casual shoe with a less casual dress and vice versa. An added bonus is your clothes do double duty. Ever shopped, saw something cute and said…but where am I going to wear this? Well, here’s your solution. Keep it simple, no prom dress, or club dress…use discrestion my fellow fashionistas 🙂
I have not forgotten you men. Here are your approved looks.
The overall look I like for the men is the preppy….think Hamptons….think Ralph Lauren. Buttoned down (or up…whatever you wanna call it) shirt paired with cotton shorts or pants in light or bold colors. Buttoned shirts with epaulets (tabs on the shoulders) are uber sexy. Shorts should not be mid-thigh or mid-calf. They should be at or a little below the knee. Polo shirts are still approved as well but leaning more towards the button….polo’s are just too easy and overdone. I’m tired of plaid but it’s not a definite no-no….yet. Make sure the clothes FIT…not tight…not loose. So many guys have a problem with clothes that actually fit them well.
Put down the air force one’s, jordans, and I don’t even want to see you in any kind of mandal (man sandal – you know the kinds with the straps) and pick up something canvas. Sneaker freaks, keep it low please. You still can’t go wrong with Creative Rec’s (non-velcro strap) or ProKeds.