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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Male Man



Alright guys, you've been asking for too long, and with Fall here, I blogged just for you. I've been styling for men actually longer than I have for women. Now that i am on the Fall tour for Simon Fashion Now, I have been styling looks for men just as much as the ladies this Fall, so I am inspired to inspire you.
My favorite casual look: Try a dark straight legged denim (not skinny), black button up tucked in, v-neck sweater over it and in a bright color (try the bright green Club Monaco has right now), and a black tie. Casual enough for dinner, but dressy enough for an interview in the creative industry, or a casting. For the most daring men in fashion swap out the tie for a bow tie.
My favorite Business option: Try a slim fitting suit like Banana Republic is showing off. Try a navy suit with a pop of red, bright green, or black underneath. For example (cause I know I need to break it down), try a navy suit, black button up, dark green sweater vest, navy and black combo tie and a print pocket square with perhaps a little green in it. ALWAYS wear a pocket square. If that sounds too risky, try a black sweater vest instead of the green.
What not to wear? No more denim jeans with a lot of embroidery or ANY embellishments, no more roach killer shoes (toe so pointy, they fit in the corner of a wall), and please please please no more graphic t-shirts. Instead, try American Apparel brand plain t-shirts, and denim from stores like Gap and Club Monaco. For a shoe option, try a lace up boot in a camel or brown color.
Tip of the season: Mix your browns and blacks with bright colors. Let your ladies read this blog, give them the credit card and let them do the shopping.

xoxo
Ali

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Haute Transitions

Okay, I get it. How can we be so fired up about Fall fashion when its 102 degrees outside? We can get away with more in Southern California because of temperature in the evening, but this blog is for all my Southern Coastal peeps (Texas). Try this; pick your favorite cotton dress and add a scarf around the neck then add a pair of boots, long or short. Done. Now try fishnet hose, a mini skirt and a tank, add a bootie and a light jacket. The hose are breathable and the skirt is too. If you decide, lose the jacket all together, add layers of necklaces and a beret, fedora hat, headband or feathers in your hair. Call attention to your Fall accessories, which are typically all I suggest to buy for each season anyway. Just keep in mind the key pieces like mini skirts, leggings, and accessories.
Just don't sweat to death trying to look cute (although it never killed me:) And remember, the higher the heel, the better.

xoxo
Ali