I know that the Crossbody bag is ‘the new essential‘ accessory. It was a major look for spring and now, fall, but I will never crossbody. I have tried, but I just can’t. At 5’ 4.5,” I seem to be too short to carry it off successfully. Even with the introduction of smaller, more feminine styles and details, wearing a handbag across my body feels awkward, and the bag always seems too long for me. And you can’t wear a crossbody when the weather really cools, because it just doesn’t work over a coat – too bulky and impractical. There are certain wardrobe essentials that I have tried to like (trench coats are another one), but just can’t make them work.
My podcast returns this week, and I am thrilled. I have been nervous to produce my own podcasts, since my engineer and my podcast-parter-in-crime, my son Eric, left for college. But I am a big girl, and I know that I can do it. Here are this week’s fashion stories that are on my mind. So glad to be back!
Masculine Dressing (photo taken at Saks Fifth Avenue)
Feminine Dressing (photo taken at Saks Fifth Avenue)
Street Peeper, contributing photographer at Vogue.com, recently captured two distinct street-style trends at Paris Fashion Week: ultra-masculine and super-feminine dressing. To incorporate these looks, it doesn’t have to be a big commitment. For a more masculine look simply add a statement blazer with or without a collared shirt (tuxedo-style blazers are tres chic) and for a more feminine look pick one stand-out piece like a full dress or skirt with a simple, kitten heel. And you’ve got it!