The top is clean, classic, and has a little bit of flare at the sleeve which you can use to balance out proportions on top. Perfect for Pear Body Types.
The pants, everyone needs a classic black trouser. Pears, this counts for you, times ten. Tailor it to fit through your hip and thigh without pulling (size up and then have it taken in if need be). The slight flare at the hem will balance out your hips.
The belt cinches in right at your narrowest part, your natural waist. A cuff is great, but you could also do a statement earring to draw attention upward, a little trick for Pear Body Types out there. Keep the clutch for some color, or swap it out with a tote to wear to work. The sandal gives height, match it up with the hem of the pant so it doesn't fall too low or too high. A flattering hem length hits right in the middle of the top of the arch of your foot. You could also substitute a pump, and use the shoe as your pop of color while you keep the bag neutral.
It's Weekend Warrior time, and I'm not talking landscaping people. That's right, I said it. Feel free to forego your trip to Home Depot, or Costco (don't worry, the snack stations aren't going to help you fit into that two piece anyway) and saddle up to some shopping time. Skip the crowds, grab a latte (or mimosa, what have you), and get started right, about, here. Welcome to your shopping list.
It's time to check out 10 of our top picks that deserve a cameo and a little Saturday lovin' on The StyleShaker, from a ruffle-dress that screams all things summer, to the perfect travel tote should you be planning any excursions, the gang's all here and they're primed to be picked up.
Slide through to get some close-up action and then keep scrolling to shop each pick:
Ten picks are lined up just to get the appetite started. Don't think it comes even close to ending there. Keep the shopping momentum going strong and check out more of the latest and greatest picks, from shoes to sunnies, all right here lining the virtual shelves of The StyleShaker Closet:
For more on what to wear, how to wear it, and oh so much more, you can always head back here for some inspiration.
Style Tutorial #5 started at the sight of T by Alexander Wang's, tomato-red, button front, crepe shirt. It's simple, clean, colorful, and classic which means, editing down the tutorial to just five looks was a challenge. This video could have gone on for days people...Days.
Often times, whether I'm doing a one-on-one consultation or group Styling Session, guests and clients ask me what 'essentials' they need to have in their closets for the season. It's kind of the million dollar question.
I've found that this 'core closet' as I call it, is really the key to every, single, wardrobe. Having the perfect basics for your body type (and knowing where to shop for them) as a fashion foundation allows you to tap into and wear one hundred (not just twenty) percent of what's in your closet.
This shirt from T by Alexander Wang is one of those basics. Sure, it's in a bold color, but it's not magenta, it's not highlighter-lime, it's a rich, tomato red which to me, can be as neutral as navy, olive, grey, or even taupe. It's just a more exciting way to wear a classic silhouette. Equally as versatile.
Don't see it yet? Good. The point is to show you something you may not have thought of, but your part of this is to remain a bit open to the possibilities. You've got nothing to lose.
That's what the Style Tutorials are all about: showing you new ways to wear pieces you see out in the shopping stratosphere so you can take the inspiration and incorporate it inside the walls of your own closet. Should you need a helping hand, a style translator to help you fine-tune your fashion language, I'm always here.
For now, it's video time. Take a peek at the latest, the five ways to wear this one sophisticated shirt:
(Click the images to shop)
T by Alexander Wang Button-Front Crepe Shirt
River Island Blazer (sold out, already! I know. Shop more blazers in the Closet below)
Rachel Zoe 'Jett' Tuxedo Stripe Wide Leg Pants
Love something and it's sold out? Or, love a pick from the video but are looking for more options? Not a problem. Keep shopping by category in our Happy Place, the StyleShaker Closet, updated weekly with the latest fashion finds:
Here's the breakdown, look by look, so you can get up close and personal when it comes to the details. If you love a look and are going to try to pull it off, but you're unsure as to whether it's the right look for your body type, send me a quick note with your question and I'll get back to you.
See more when it comes to what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop.
While pulling products to create the latest Virtual Lookbook for my client I ran across plenty of bracelet picks that I couldn't stand leaving behind. So, here we go. Check out five arm-candy favorites that I edited down from the larger list (now living in the StyleShaker Closet here)...
See something you like? Shop every bracelet featured in the video here:
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Time for the quiz, it's true or false so don't stress. If you can answer 'true' to any of the below questions, click thru, sign up, and get started on your own style evolution...
Check out today's list of fashion-focused favorites out there. Here's where I get to show some love, share what inspires me, and keep the momentum going strong...
1. Post-Kenzo show, street-style. So adorably, and comfortably ladylike. (source: www.trendycrew.com)
2. The J. Crew April Style Guide 2013 makes the link list yet again, and this time because I'm slightly obsessed how they took that dress and made it beyond casual-cool. (source: www.www.google.com/catalogs)
4. You don't bathe in this suit, you work it in this suit. In, love. Courtesy of Ete. (source: www.modaoperandi.com)
5. Inspiration via Madewell's Spring 2013 Catalog. Crazy about the I-didn't-try-too-hard-but-I-look-on-point look.
If five bracelets aren't going to cut it, then by all means, hit up the shopping mother load, otherwise known at the StyleShaker Closet. Click below to check out every favorite fashion find pulled from my favorite web shopping spots, and all living in this one fabulous spot:
There's plenty more out there to get you inspired when it comes to redefining your personal style:
See more on what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop.
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