Nothing gives us bigger yuks than the fashion victims starting back at us from the old photos of ourselves at what we though was our most alluring. This month, share your fashion mentors and the advice they gave you. Go here right now and post your stuff! We want pictures AND the wisdom of Moms, wacky aunts and crazy teachers everywhere!!!
Would you take hair tips from Snooky? How about fashion advice from Queen Elizabeth? Even the royal jewels don’t provide enough wattage to outshine some of those matronly pastel ensembles. Two divergent personalities. Two strong personal styles. Either or Neither could be an inspiration or an abomination
Which brings us back to what momma said all along: wear what suits you, always wear clean underwear and don’t dress like a street walker unless you’re walking the streets.
1. Never be bullied into bad fashion choices. Whatever they are (to you).
2. Never allow yourself to be a (fashion) victim. Take full responsibility!
3. Do not accept anyone else’s definition of personal style: define your own.
4. Don’t dress like you’re cleaning out the basement (unless you’re cleaning out the basement).
The more familiar we get with our personal style, the less we’ll be inclined to get lost in the brain zone that leaves us powerless over purchases we end up regretting. I’m not suggesting NEVER giving in to spontaneity, but before going over the edge at least make sure there’s a good return policy. In my personal experience, I’ve gotten in more trouble over shoes than anything else.
Ankle boots are at the top of my Fall Wish List. They have a versatility I’ve grown to appreciate because of the black patent leather ones I’ve worn several times a week for the past 3 falls and winters. The cost per wear is pennies by now. It’s time for some new ones.
Here’s what looks good now by color, heel height, and by price point.
1. Miz Mooz $137, Foster Ankle Boot. 2. Rachel Comey $341, Sir Barton Bootie. 3. Donald J. Pliner $285, Monica Booties. 4. Earthies $159, Halley Booties. 5. Elizabeth & James $295, Shane Booties. 6. Rag & Bone $495, Lovell Booties.1. Born $130, Tie Ramsey. 2. Stella McCartney $385, Preston Ankle Boots. 3. Stuart Weitzman $450, Xplain Bootie. 4. Teal Wedge $110, Aldo. 5. DVF $150, Military Tie-Up (Editor’s Pick!) 6. Jeanette Booties $480, Opening Ceremony.
The NEW shoe guide lines:
- Shoes should NEVER match the bag if you’re a day over 30. It’ll age you at least 10 years.
- Shoes and clothing that match should be limited to bridal occasions and not much else. In other words, if you’re wearing a red dress don’t wear red shoes. The most modern way to do it is to wear either a contrasting or a neutral color.
- Do NOT be afraid of colored shoes!
Fashion and style tip #1, if it looks like a duck and dresses like a duck, it must be a duck.