Fringe!

Accessorizing: daytime

Accessorizing: daytime

Today was my day for wearing fringe: Lissus Fringe by Daniel Silverstein, 100%NY. A great accessory can add dimension and drama to your wardrobe, take you from day to night, from casual to dressy. And add a little whimsy.

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Accessorizing - evening

Accessorizing – evening

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Kentucky Baby

Photo courtesy of: Robb Carr/Getty Images

Photo credit: Robb Carr/Getty Images

In the category of: In case you missed it, this fashionista-in-the-making wore her bonnet beautifully at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. We are never too young to be stylish and fashion forward.

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On trend versus trendy

 

On trend nail color, opaque orange/tangerine
“Big Hair, Big Nails” by OPI

There is a difference between fashion that is on trend and fashion that is trendy. The trick is to figure out which side you want to be on. I try to choose on trend because I find that when I choose trendy, I often make mistakes. Have you done the same?

Fashion that is on trend is about modernizing your looks, even the classics. Buying on trend these days, means adding certain pops of color to your wardrobe. Now that it is summer, for instance, bright colors are everywhere. Accessorizing an outfit by adding an orange or yellow tee or a colorful scarf with your neutral khakis is on trend. Choosing a new color for a manicure or pedicure is subtle yet very much on trend.

Fashion that is trendy, on the other hand, is buying something of-the-moment simply because it is of-the-moment, without really thinking about whether it works for you and your body type. This is when mistakes happen. Recently, I bought skinny light gray jeans and regretted the purchase as soon as I brought them home because really, who looks good in skinny light gray jeans?? …

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