STYLE is created with an eye that understands fashion. Understanding what fashion represents and stands for. Understanding texture, colors, design,the blueprint of the combination of pieces combined with the fit......It takes a trained "eye" to "see" why it works and why it doesn't.
Summer calls for ease in style and in the color palette. The soft palette set out for the season has been saturated in fashion in a very aggressive manner.
"Blush" is the new "cream" palette on the block. Whites and creams have always been the rich taste rainbow for summer lightness.
Now,move over pal...."Blush" emerges with an overwhelming reception! Think of the most palest pink with a dot of taupe mixed in and you have the new color for Spring and Summer.
Don't be timid on the pale shade of this new breed....it can be worn by almost all. If you desire to sweep into the Blush ambiance but just feel washed out...simpy jazz up your makeup palette with a rosier cheek, intensify your eyes makeup with a little more drama (brown or brownish /blk undertones) and deepen your lip with a little richer mocha.
We all struggle with the correct fit on jeans until we learn two major components for success......Perception and Composition and applying it correctly .The magic words are Balance and Proportion!
It's truly training your eye for the visual perception for the right fit and applying the right composition for your body shape. Understanding why you don't like the fit as much as why you do like the fit is really understanding your body shape.
First....the plain skinny on SKINNYS is that you need to be SKINNY.......end of story! So lets move on:
The wrong fit on jeans can be a self-esteem nightmare. Just because skinnys are a trend....be that as it may.....don't fall victim to that look if it looks bad! You may as well wear a sign across your chest saying: "Please forgive me for I know not what I do...but I do know these skinnys are not for my body type but I'm so desperate to be in the trend that I will stuff myself into them anyway!"
So lets review:
WIDE HIPS: ...go for the bootcut or slim flair. This cut will minimize a wider hip frame giving the illusion of a more slender balance for heavier thighs and hips. However, keep in mind the key for this success is keeping the hemline long for a elongated look with a darker wash which always creates a more slender appearance. Keep the hemline long covering your shoe Minimum 1/2".
. CURVY: This shape looks wonderful in the flair ,boot cut style ( with some stretch) and trouser style...while the straight cut looks great on the perfect medium frame...Curvy can still pull this look off for a longer sleek look also.
<p.SHORT LEGS: Go for the dark wash, higher waist in a trouser style or a "slim" boot cut. This will always keep the legs looking longer...especially with a heel boot or shoe. Keep the hemline LONG so it covers most of your shoe..preferrable a "pointed" toe. P.S. stay away from "cuffs" on your pants.</p>
BIG BOTTOM: First rule which is the one rule that is broken the most...The curse of the back over flap pockets!! Seriously ladies...we know the trend is flap pockets with every jewel and studded stone in town plastered all over them...but save it for the ones who can wear it with STYLE and grace. If and I say "if" with a pause....you must wear them..choose pockets that are lower and less jeweled that have a flair at the bottom for balance in a dark wash.
The BIG BELLY nightmare....simple: stay away from the 7" rise and go for the 8-9" to pull in the tummy just below the belly button....and avoid front pleats on any style pant. Again indigo wash or black for slimming. Looser fitting tops!
There are some exceptions which depend on age....Dark wash versus faded ripped jeans.....it is the proportion that must always stay true.
So when in doubt....try on all styles and your eye will not lie to you....Understand your body shape and emphasize your gems (maybe on the back pockets..LOL) and minimize the personal issues .....we all have them!!
The key is to recognize them, accept them and dress for them!
Another cycle still strong and not looking to ease up anytime soon is the boyfriend jean! To me,this style jean is such a must have simply due to comfort and relaxation in the fit.
Many trendy women prefer them slouchy and oversized while others go for a more classic slim fit. Either style is a great look!!
They work with ballet shoes, sandals, flip flops, heeled sandals,gladiators, cropped boots, styling sneaks even vintage kitten heels....endless! Throw on your favorite tee, a cropped blazer, leather jacket, baggy knit sweater or glam it up with your beaded vintage shell....endless style!!
Style up or down....they are blessed to work both ways when accessorized right!
You will find that you will be grabbing your boyfriend jeans out of your closet more often than your realize.
They get the well deserved rap of like having your favorite tee shirt ,sweats or floppy sweatshirt.....they will become a preferred staple in your daily "COMFY" wardrobe choices........where you just may end up having a few pairs of boyfriends!!
I have mine on right now!!!!
Blushing Ivory is the FASHION COLOR BLOCK for SPRING and SUMMER 2011
IVORY is the breath taking LOOK for the season.........The softness and cleanliness of this color palette always registers "EXQUISITE".....nothing less. The hues of cream,blush, rose, taupe,ivory and we can include white, is a never dying palette combination for Spring Summer and Winter Whites. A year round LOOK for always being right on for a classic trend.
It must be said that wide-leg pants are not for everyone. It's for that reason that they've never been the dominant style to conquer the streets (not in the average fashioniers' lifetime, anyway) and, while we count them among 2011's fashion trends, we don't expect their lack of mass popularity change in a hurry. Skinnies have a long life left in them yet; but this is an year in which flares are on-trend, and wide leg pants are there alongside them. But while the wide-leg may not become your new wardrobe staple just yet, don't overlook it as an elegant, stylish addition to your 2011 repertoire, particularly when styled right.