THIS WEEK'S LOOKS...


LOOK #1 

STYLIST NOTES:

To pull this one off you have to a. be 'ok' with your upper-arms, b. have a penchant for prints, and c. be open to focus going right to your bust-line. If you're attempting to streamline, cover up, or tone things down, then this is the perfect look for you to walk away from. Instead, opt for a sold-color, cap-sleeve sheath dress. The a-line at the hem is going to flatter pretty much any body type you can throw at it. Done and done. 

SHOP THE LOOK:

1. dress: www.ae.com

2. sandal: www.matchesfashion.com

3. bag: www.yoox.com

4. earring: www.calypsostbarth.com

5. cuff: www.solesociety.com

6. sunglasses: www.topshop.com


LOOK #2 

STYLIST NOTES:

I could easily go off into, "you definitely must-have a way to incorporate the trends of pink and pleats for Spring," but that goes against every fiber of my fashion being, as I'm not one to use the term 'must have' seriously and I don't fully buy into trends. It's about what works for you, not how to fit your life and body type into what fashion directors and editors are telling you, you have to have in your closet. That's just to hit bottom line sales. What you need to keep in mind with this look is the pleating and volume on the sweater. Long and lean body types will easily pull this off. For those trying to balance out a heavier lower-half, drop the pleats for a black pencil skirt. If you're trying to balance out a top-heavy silhouette, make sure that sweater doesn't swallow you whole. Go for something that fits a bit tighter. It may seem counter-intuitive, but you'll just have to trust me on this one.

SHOP THE LOOK:

1. sweater: www.net-a-porter.com

2. skirt: www.johnlewis.com

3. bag: www.cusp.com

4. earring: www.neimanmarcus.com

5. sandal: www.net-a-porter.com


LOOK #3 

STYLIST NOTES:

Love lace? Great. Here's a quick and easy way to pull it off. Are you allergic to the idea of anything lacey, let alone pastel pink? Change it up. These looks are meant to inspire, no need to get literal on me. For instance, you can keep the silhouette of the tank and just look for it in another color/fabric. The skirt can easily be swapped out with, oh I don't know, five other options from dark wash skinny jeans to a wide leg pant in a pop color, to a boot cut jean, and the list goes on. Remember, these looks are not one-size-fits all. Use what works for your body type/lifestyle and leave the rest on the fitting room floor. No love lost.

SHOP THE LOOK:

1. top: www.net-a-porter.com

2. skirt: www.modaoperandi.com

3. clutch: www.aldoshoes.com

4. earring: www.neimanmarcus.com

5. bangle: www.theoutnet.com

6. pump: www.asos.com


LOOK #4 

STYLIST NOTES:

Navy back to a soft pink (evidently I'm on a pink kick this week) is a classic pairing. The t-shirt can be polished up a bit if you find the extended hem too 'messy' by just going with your basic crew neck. The bag is bold. If the exotic print causes an instantaneous response of cringing, by all means, go back to your everyday neutral. Cringing isn't a good look. We're going for smiles here people. The rest is pretty simple. If you have the height, there's an opportunity to pair the cropped pant with a flat sandal or shoe. If, however, you're more on the petite side, either go with a heel or go for another look entirely that will cater to giving your feet a break. Heels aren't realistic for every woman, I get it. Adjust accordingly and make it work for you. 

SHOP THE LOOK:

1. t-shirt: www.net-a-porter.com

2. pant:  www.jcrew.com

3. bag: www.barneys.com

4. ring: www.shopbop.com

5. necklace: www.shopbop.com

6. sandal: www.bananarepublic.gap.com



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