Behold the year of the orange! Not just appropriate for Halloween anymore, orange has joined yellow as the bold color of summer. Silver accessories add instant glam to the orange frocks shown and how about yellow or white touches to play up the belt or handbag?
In addition to her shoe, clothing and hair extensions line, Jessica Simpson has added yet another money maker to her brand: swimwear designer. She unveiled her new swimwear line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami Beach that showcased patterned and colorful bikinis and one piece suits. Reviews have been mixed, some citing the line as "nothing special" and making others want to get bikini body ready to wear the Simpson label. I for one would check the quality, her shoes are cute but cheaply made and killed my feet. See pics from Simpson's line below:
If you are lucky enough to have casual Fridays, make sure that you look as though you are going to WORK, no flip flops, and please no sweatsuits. (I've seen it, it happens.) Carlos Santana Exude pump $99; Banana Republic hoops (available in sterling silver and 14k gold) $18
My office is not as conservative as most corporate environments so we can stray away from the basics a bit and show a little more creativity. These are just an outline of basic items that you can find in many different price points. I say be bold, don't be afraid to mix textures or pair a trendy item with a classic for a twist.
......to view the latest designers in their GO. International line. Cindy Greene and Johnson Hartig, the design team behind fashion house Libertine are the next to have us hurrying to Target to check out their wares. Known for their ability to recycle vintage clothing with a modern twist, Libertine brings their style of color, embellishment in classic silhouettes to the masses on July 15.
Celebrated fashion house Valentino held a 45th anniversary bash in Rome to commemorate it's years in the business of making women look beautiful. The designer held a three day celebration including a runway show, a star studded gala, and the unveiling of a new fragrance, Rock n' Rose Couture. Ara Pacis Museum also unveiled its newest exhibit titled Valentino a Roma: 45 Years of Style which will include over 300 garments by the designer. Now that's what I call a party!
Don't dress alike with your best friend when you go out. Do you really think people believe that you BOTH left the house wearing jeans, red wide belts, tanks and yellow clutch purses without knowing what the other is wearing? Ever see the movie Single White Female?
Do cultivate your own style. Even if you and a friend have the same taste in clothing, put your own spin on it and make it yours. Don't imitate, innovate!
Love it or hate it, Kelis and Sienna Miller definitely display their own style
Don't buy cheap shoes that you will wear often. There is a difference in shoes that are inexpensive and shoes that look like you bought them from hustleman on the corner. Odds are they won't last long.
Even nice looking feet can't make these furry heels look good!
Do invest in a couple pair of shoes that will last for at least three seasons. Not too trendy and appropriate for work. (No stripper shoes, unless in fact, you are a stripper.)