Even though it’s a standard retail practice, we still get a little disoriented when we walk through the stores in July and see winter merchandise. The early fall collections the stores bring in are meant to whet our appetite. The fashion engine is always driven by what’s coming next. Here are 5 new directions for Fall 2011
Regardless of what’s trending, if you care about how you look, you have a couple of favorite colors that consistently make you feel and look good. It’s not a bad thing to stick with what works, and use this season’s offerings to add a blast of new excitement to your wardrobe.
What every celebration needs are the 6 most important elements of a smashing party. The last one is a surprise!
Warm weather dressing can be a little unnerving, especially after spending months all covered up. But mid-June’s the time to acclimate to lighter weight clothing and less of it. Get right with what you’ve got to work with whether it’s pale legs, soft arms or a few extra pounds. Focus on what’s great, camouflage what isn’t, and let the rest be. If you haven’t put in for a new dress yet, now’s the time to grab one (or more). They’re one of the easiest ways to look stylishly cool and summery. Here are some of our favorites from all over the web!
1. What goes up must come down. It was only a matter of time before the shortest minis were displaced by their exact opposite. Maxis tend to look out of place at the office, but a long lean white linen shirt dress looks like a summer classic in the midst of sun and sea. This one is from Spiegel. Wear it as a beach cover up, or belted to stroll through the shops along the coast. $109.
6. Lane Bryant Print Jersey Surplus Bodice Dress, $65.
7. Lane Bryant Sleeveless Bold Floral Print Jersey Dress, $70.
7. Ann Taylor Jersey Animal Print Dress, $118. 8. Ann Taylor Double Breasted Shirt Dress in Regular, Petite, & Tall sizes, $120. 9. Ann Taylor Stripe Knit Dress, $128. 10. J. Jill Washed Linen Shirt-dress in Misses and Petite, $90.
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Beauty is a great attention grabber, but sexy is a whole other ball game. It’s a common misconception that physical appearance and sexiness are always part of the same package. It was Christian Dior who famously said,” no beauty is attractive without zest.” As a man who dressed the most beautiful women in the world, he would know if what was on the outside matched the inside.
Whatever force is causing the phenomenon, the number of powerful men who have succumbed to scandal and the magnitude of their fall from grace is remarkable. Astrologers can probably pinpoint the peculiar planetary alignment responsible for the recent spate of “weenies gone wild,” all we can do is give out the awards.