Afternoon weddings, klutz-proofing your wardrobe, breaking the set...
GOT A QUESTION?
What color hose should you wear with red shoes? Is it ever appropriate to wear black?
It is never appropriate to wear black hose with red shoes!!! White hose is a no-no too! Since red is such a bold colour, it is best to pair it with a less overpowering hue. If you need to select a hose to wear with something red, look for a pair of hose that is very close to your skin colour.
I'm attending an early afternoon wedding later this month, which starts from around 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The guest list is small, the attire is casual, and the whole affair is outdoors. Even though I have all this information, I'm still not sure what I should be wearing. Any suggestions?
Since it was stated that the attire is casual, there are countless possibilities! You can wear a nice summer dress (think halter style or a strapless number) with a kitten heel or a pair of strappy stilletos. If you didn't feel like wearing a dress, you can wear a full skirt with a nice girly blouse. Go for light fabrics since this isn't a formal event. But don't forget to bring a shawl or pashmina, as it gets a little chilly at night.
Dear Shopaholic says: for afternoon dressy affairs, keep things low-key and simple by opting for light fabrics and colours. Steal these looks at your nearest Guess? store.
What's the best way to get rid of the nitty-gritty stains like red wine, oil, blood, etc.?
Very Klutzy and Can't Take Care of My Clothes
Girl, I hear you about being a klutz. I'm always spilling things all over my clothes. However, I found a solution to my clumsy ways. The secret: plain old club soda.
I attended a Christmas party last year, and I very proudly strutted in wearing a gorgeous green halter-top. Within two sips of my wine, I noticed that I spilled some on my blouse. I immediately started to panic, but a quick-thinking friend got some club soda, poured some onto a kitchen towel and dabbed it on my top. The stain was out in a few minutes.
Help! I'm tired of my ultra-casual look and would like to be a little dressier with my every day, going to the office or hanging out attire. Unfortunately, what I mostly own are t-shirts and jeans - not exactly something that you can dress up easily. What kinds of items can I pick up to add some jazz to my boring wardrobe?
Tired of Being Casual
You picked the best season to jazz up your wardrobe. I am a jeans and t-shirt type of girl too, but there are so many items out now that create a funky, polished look.
- Invest in a shrunken jacket. Jackets are not just worn to give off a professional look; they also create a very sexy, sleek look. A cropped, body-fitting jacket creates a fun silhouette, so it looks like you are ready for a night out, instead of pulling an all-nighter at the office.
- Get some bling. Including jewelry in your wardrobe will instantly jazz up your outfits. Think chunky wooden beads, turquoise pieces or metallic necklaces. They will make your outfits pop!
- Embrace your inner hippie. All you need is a nice boho skirt (it's a very comfy, ruffled skirt), a tank top, some earthy-type necklaces and bracelets, and those oh-so-fabulous beaded flat shoes. And trust me, you'll look hot!!
My friend gave me a great light pink sweater set for my birthday - a wool cardigan and a matching tank. I've been dying to wear it, but I'm not sure what I can pair it up with. Jeans don't do it justice, and a simple black skirt makes me feel like I'm going to the library. What do you suggest?
Out of Ideas
I say that you break up the sweater set. Instead of wearing them together, pair them with different articles of clothing. You can wear the tank with a crisp white skirt or you can wear a sexy cami under the cardigan. It is better to not be so monochromatic with your colour palate, as it tends to be a little boring. ¤ Michelle