Sunday, September 25, 2011

Any Way You Want It

Asymmetrical and belted?
You better own it!
Just the mere mention of Journey's "Any Way You Want it" will have you singing the song in your head ALL day (sorry!). This little jewel of a tune was released all the way back in 1980- seems like just yesterday to some of us!

I love the concept of "any way you want it" when it comes to personal style. I was out with some lovely, fashion forward ladies last night and we started talking about "what's in" this season. As I always say I love following what's in but it's a slippery slope. Fit and "owning" what you're wearing are the most important things. This idea of "owning" came up when we discussed belts. Oh, the belt. It's so cute and so scary to belt your tunic, dress or sweater. Most of us fear it but when it's done well it is fabulous. As we discussed it one of the women said, "wearing a belt is like wearing a hat, you've got to own it". Well, isn't that the truth?

When you wear it any way you want it AND you own it You'll Love What You Wear!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Old Brown Shoe

A new look for the Old Brown Shoe!
The Beatles released "Old Brown Shoe" in 1967. It was a B-side tune. I know many of us have some old brown shoes in our closets that  should be relegated to the ""B-side". Luckily this season is full of super duper menswear inspired brown shoes that will have you dumping your old brown shoes in the nearest donation bin.

Korn, the hard core (I saw them live once and was very scared) band did a cover of the Beatles "Old Brown Shoe" decades after it's original release. May I suggest you too take a look at a new "Brown Shoe Release" in your own closet. Miz Mooz has some great versions of the "brown shoe". You don't have to form a scary band to cover a great classic. Throw some menswear inspired shoes in the mix this Fall and you'll Love What You Wear!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time To Clean Up

Oh, you don't know this wildly popular song? Well the artist and release date are unknown but it goes a little something like this (and can be heard in preschools across the land):

Don't let your closet look like this! Time To Clean Up!
It's time to clean up, everybody do your share, clean up, clean up, soon the mess will not be there...

Well, cleaning up isn't just for preschooler's anymore people. It's time to clean up those closets and make room for Fall. It's such a fun time of year, meeting up with your jeans, leggings, sweaters and boots again. To make sure you can actually SEE your coolest fall pieces you've got to get rid of the things you didn't wear last Fall. You KNOW which pieces I'm talking about. Don't kid yourself, you're not going to wear them this year either. There's a reason they sit there all alone, untouched year after year. They don't fit right, you don't feel comfortable in them, they're just plain unattractive. Out with the dregs so you can concentrate on the winners.

'Tis the season to wake up and clean up and you'll Love What You Wear!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

It was 1981 and the Police had a huge hit with "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic". We all remember the song and we all know women with that magical style. How do they do it? How do they know just what to wear on any occasion, even if it's just when you run into them at a grocery store or the post office? Who doesn't want that magic?

This polka dot dress is magic with pumps and
would be great with tights and boots too.
A Magical, "in" style that crosses seasons!
Every season, especially in the Fall, the fashionistas and designers come up with what's "in". This year the leather motorcycle jacket still lives, "midi" (calf-length) skirts and dresses are the rage, chunky sweaters worn with gauzy skirts are on most runways and lace, polka dots and mustard hues make frequent appearances on the fashion scene. All that being said I'm pretty sure the woman with that magical style takes all of this information with a grain of salt. Miss Magic is always on trend but knows when to say when! Fit is the ultimate magic! And while some may look fabulous in that midi style, I'm pretty sure the five foot crowd may have to take a pass on it! And I'm almost positive the plus-sized woman isn't going gaga for large polka dot prints.

Trust yourself and comfort level while keeping an eye on trends and you may just become the Miss Magic in the checkout line. Know thyself (and thy limits!) and you'll Love What You Wear!