Back to School & What to Wear

Back to School & What to Wear

 

Let’s do a little classroom exercise. Raise your hand if you enjoy being your child’s Uber. Raise your hand if you are excited about running to Staples six times in three days this week. Raise your hand if you enjoy screaming at your kids to go bed and then yelling at them to wake up in the morning. I’m assuming no one has raised any hands so we will try a different question. Raise your hand if you would like your outfits picked out for you this week so you can get up and get out the door faster. Okay, that I can help with. I can’t plan ahead for meals or a weekly family dinner menu but I can to that with outfits. True story – this text below is an exchange between me and one of my very good friends.

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Whereas this is what happens when I go to events at her house.

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So I’m going to stick to what I know and let my friend shop for Octopus. Below are suggestions for those mornings where you just need a starting point. I’m throwing in as many realistic type of photos I can find on Pinterest to help with some visual inspiration, (so no pics of celebrities wearing Chanel and 6 inch heels since we know we aren’t going to go to Staples this week in that). It’s all on this little cheat sheet below so you can save the plan and reference it. Hope this helps and good luck this week!

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MONDAY – Back to Basics Black

Keep it simple and go all black. It could be a little black dress, jumpsuit, or pair different textures of black together. Keep jewelry minimal or go for larger statement pieces like a cuff or chunky necklace.

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MONDAY – Opposites Attract

Pair a trendier cut or style of denim (frayed, distressed, cropped) and pair back to a classic white top. The more casual the denim the dressier your top can be. If you can’t wear jeans to work try throwing on a jean jacket as a blazer back to a pencil skirt o pants, or over a dress.

 

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WEDNESDAY – Start With The Shoes

Pick a pair you haven’t worn for a while and build your outfit around the shoes. Pull out colors from your closet that will coordinate with the shoes, or choose a cropped pant or flared hem that features the shoes.

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THURSDAY- Pick A Pattern

Go with something classic like a striped shirt or mix it up with a floral skirt. Leopard, polka dots, and checks are all easy prints to pair back to solid or to wear as a dress.

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FRIDAY- Keep It Simple

Solid black with solid white. It’s a classic combination and you can’t go wrong. Even a black t-shirt with white jeans looks pulled together.

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Well, hopefully you made it till Friday night. Time to take off the bra, put on your comfiest oldest t-shirt, sweatpants, and pour yourself a gargantuan glass of wine!

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*Insider Tip – Are you a night owl or an early bird?

Personally I am pretty useless when it comes to brain after dark. I could possibly be solar-powered but not sure. But if you are one of those proactive organized types who likes to get as much done at night in order to streamline your morning, then try finding a spot in your closet, or maybe a hook on the back of your door, to designate as your O.O.T.D. (Outfit of the day). Just like when you were a kid, or maybe for your own kids, laying out your outfit the night before can save you so much time and ease that pre-morning coffee sluggish brain into getting dressed. Or, if you are more like me and like a glass of wine before bed, you are better off not picking out your outfit at night because Lord knows what you could come up with. (Poor Kylie, clearly she has new mommy brain because this yellow thing is not a good choice).

 

Drawing inspiration? The 20-year-old reality star tapped into her inner Walter White from Breaking Bad (pictured right) as she slipped into a daring boiler suit

 

Thanks for reading!

XO

Suzie

 

 

Spring, The Ugly Stepsister of the Seasons

Spring, The Ugly Stepsister of the Seasons

“Oh my gosh I am so excited to go shopping for spring clothes!!” – said no one ever.

Poor Spring, it’s one of the prettiest seasons and one of the most overlooked. Much like Thanksgiving is being wiped away by the rush to get to Christmas, Spring is being overlooked as buyers go straight to shorts and swimsuits. I also feel sad for plaid. It gets so much attention in early fall and then after Christmas, even if it is freezing cold, most people feel it can look too Holiday. The same goes for items in red, leaving us with a sea of gray that mirrors the gray weather of January and February.

The weird weather patterns don’t help us out much either. Mother Nature can be one moody chick, and these random temperature spikes show us that she may very well be in menopause. In most parts of the country we have four seasons, even if the temperature doesn’t transition as smoothly as we’d like it to.  Spring has that random cool in the morning and warm rain in the afternoon type of weather that makes us want to pull our hair out when it’s time to get dressed. We are sick of our winter clothes and busting out our summer stock just seems premature.

Even Spring Break itself is geared toward shopping for summer clothes, mostly because people are traveling to warmer climates. Let’s face it, unless you have a truly glamorous staycation planned you aren’t going out shopping  to hang out at your house. And if you do get the chance to go away for Spring Break this will undoubtedly complicate your wardrobe. You still have to pull out all of your warm weather gear, see what fits and what needs to be replaced, and shop for updates. Stores make this easy on us because they know how excited we are for warm weather and sunshine. This is exactly why your local Target has placed all the colorful bathing suits right near the entrance of the store. Like moths to a flame we are drawn to all the bright colors and pretty patterns.  Again, all this is great when you are going on vacation but what happens when you get back. It’s depressing because you have tasted summer but March is still doing its “in like a lion, out like a lamb” thing. This is where most of my clients get so frustrated with what to do and when that they end up leaving the suitcase out after they returned, half unpacked half in limbo. Do you put out summer? Do you put away winter? What you need to do is put out Spring.

So what pieces are needed to have a successful spring wardrobe?

Think layers and versatility. This is a great time to up your basics (tanks and t-shirts) and invest in lightweight jackets and sweaters. Lighter shades of these will take you right into and through summer, while neutral shades will work again into the fall. Cardigans, blazers and even suede or faux leather can take a basic tank and jeans and elevate it into an outfit that is casual, chic and looks effortless. 

 

 

 

 

Having cute basics to wear underneath your jackets will allow you to work around unpredictable weather.

 

 

Casual button downs are so important in your wardrobe because they can be worn under sweaters in the winter, by themselves in fall and spring, and open over a tank from spring to summer. I never use to give these type of shirts any thought and then I discovered the softest most amazing button down shirts from Chantilly Blue in Kennett Square. I’m not going to lie, at first I thought it was a little pricey for a button down. But after I invested in one I was hooked because I realized how vital they were to my wardrobe. They feel cozy in the winter under sweaters and they keep me cool and comfortable in the summer back to shorts. They elevate my casual look just enough and they make me feel pulled together in a flash. Fabric and cut are key so make sure to find the right style for you to maximize your cost per wear.

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Same shirt, same shoes, same bag, different looks. 

 

 

For occasions that require something other than denim, choose a lighter weight jacket or a lighter color to bring to ease into your summer dressier pieces. This is why getting dressed for an Easter brunch or dinner makes women want to punch someone. 

Ready for some ankle or cropped cuts? These look great with wedges to anchor the heavier denim. Just throw a wrap on top and you are all set for cooler mornings. 

You will see a lot of the cropped look this season when it comes to pants. Tread carefully with this trend as it can be tricky with regard to proportions. With the right shoes and the right cut it can bring something new to your closet. The blush colored crop pant below looks amazing with this longer sweater jacket and sleek heels.

Maybe your feet are ready for summer but the rest of you is still warming up. This is the perfect time of year to break out some fun stilettos to lighten up a cute blouse and simple skinnies. Ashley Austin in Kennett Square keeps posting drool worthy kicks in all kinds of fun colors and styles. I like to treat myself to one new pair every spring so it’s about that time!

 

*Insider Tip – Real Style Is Timeless

When I was searching for celebrities showing off their transition style, it suddenly occurred to me that I was pulling pictures from all over the past 10 years, not just this season. I can’t say it enough…trends will come and go but if you invest in classic pieces that speak to who you are as a person you will always look modern and up to date. Take a look at these stylish women below and you’ll see just how cool classic is.

Jackie Onassis knew that a classic trench would always work for her in nearly every season.

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A simple t shirt and bright color leather is perfect for spring. Lauren Hutton is the queen of cool and she rocks this look.

Can a simple button down be sexy? Take one look at this pic of Jane Birkin and you can tell it’s all about HOW you wear it, not just WHAT you are wearing.

Cindy Crawford could be wearing a $10 tank or a $1,000 tank…it doesn’t make a difference because it’s a great fit and creates two different looks when paired with denim and heels and again with white jeans and sandals.

Oh and you know how people always worry about white style jeans are in or not in? Here’s Cindy rocking some flair….timeless, classic and chic, because they flatter her shape and her figure.

Classic doesn’t mean old, classic means that it has stood the test of time. So go grab some great pieces for Spring ….your closet will thank you!!

Fall(in)spiration

Fall(in)spiration

A good friend called me the other day and asked for some wardrobe advice. She was attending a work party that would be held outside on a country farm. So how do you create a look that is fall farm chic? My advice was to incorporate some essential fall pieces, as well as footwear that works from porch to patio and from gravel to grass. Because it is a work event her goal is to look casually polished, not too relaxed and not too glammed up.  Check out the pics below for examples of outfits that make you happy it’s fall.

all pics below from Pinterest

Plaid

Plaid is popular because it is such a classic. Yet it can go from punk to preppy in a second, all depending how the print is used. You can wear a little of it (belt, shoes, etc.) or a lot (cape, jacket, dress).

Blackwatch Plaid Scotland Wrap: Wool plaid zip mini skirt | Gap:

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Fur Vest (real or faux)

This is such a snuggling easy piece to wear yet most people think they can’t pull it off without looking like a high a maintenance Real Housewife. The trick is to pair the fur with something super simple (plain turtleneck or long sleeve t-shirt) or something opposite, like a plaid shirt. Oh and if they vest feels too bulky then try to look for one that has a knit back, so the fur is only in the front, giving the overall look a slightly sleeker feel.

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Trendy Combinations for Plaid Flannel Shirt: CAbi ize this with the Sleeveless Blazer over Fall 12 Tavern shirt with a contrasting denim on bottom (either lighter or darker than your denim top). Cabi Cocoon Scarf in Snow Flurry makes the perfect finishing touch!:

Tall Boots

Yes, I know, you haven’t been wearing them because ankle boots and booties have been all over the place. I never tell clients to get rid of something like this because regardless of what is in/out I think they are a classic. There is something about that riding boot style that just evokes that country fall feeling. Plus they keep your legs warm if you opt for a dress or skirt!

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White Blouse + Jeans: Like the look of the quilted vest. Found a similar one at Old Navy that I liked, but it was too boxy and just added bulk. Any chances that there might exist one a bit more tailored?:

Oversize Scarves

This makes  my inner toddler happy because it means I get to walk around with a little blankie to snuggle with all day. They also solve the “what necklace?” issue because they add texture, pattern and definition. And yes, they too will keep you warm at an outdoor party. Picture the outfits below without the scarves. They are still cute, but they definitely don’t deliver the same chic look. The oversize scarf can be belted, draped, tied or looped, basically you can accentuate or decentuate whatever you want.

What to Wear on a Plane: jeans, blazer, pashmina  Gwyneth Paltrow: Belted blanket scarf by batjas88:

travel tales | style at a certain age #overfiftyblogger: Bundle up with this cozy plaid button scarf, and add both function and style to your outfit! Plaid is a classic, timeless choice, yet on trend for fall. You have your choice of 4- color options.:

Blazers

I absolutely adore a great blazer. There is something about putting one on that makes me stand a little taller and square my shoulders a little bit more. If there was a quest for world dominations I would want to be wearing a Chanel jacket. They add a pulled together polished look to almost any basic outfit.

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Our favorite look: White button down, cashmere sweater, statement necklace, and tweed elbow patch blazer.: The Perfect Navy Blazer.:

*Insider Tip – Yes, really, you can wear white denim, ALL YEAR

Here’s the key: Pair it back to something in a neutral color that is textured or heavier (think of a classic cream colored fisherman’s wool sweater) and/or a classic fall/winter shade (navy and gray look great). Make sure you shoes reflect fall and you will stand out in a crowd for all the right reasons. Still not convinced? Check out these pics…

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Thanks for reading!

Suzie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 (all picks under $100)

I’m going to be honest and say I am not thrilled with what I have seen for Fall this year. Maybe it’s just because it is still in the heat of summer, or maybe it’s because fall colors can feel very blah. Whatever it is, my favorites in this sale aren’t anything groundbreaking, but they are great staples. These are pieces you can buy to inject some new life into your wardrobe, and you’ll still know that they will be relevant in your wardrobe the following year. I’m attaching the direct pics (just click on them to go to the Nordstrom site), followed by some great ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe.

*If you click on the outfit pictures they will take you to the Polyvore website, where each piece is broken down. 

 

Key Piece #1 – Blue Dress – $45

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This dress is a perfect transition piece – wear heels to the office or pop on a light jacket and comfy shoes for the weekend. The blue color is great because it works with both brown and black accessories. And don’t let that gathering on the side scare you – that is key for being able to adjust the dress to fit your body perfectly, camouflaging what you don’t like and highlighting what you do.

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Key Piece #2 – Distressed Denim – $66

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Distressed denim should not be expensive. It already has holes in it for goodness sake so there is no reason to pay more for less material. Afraid you are too old to rock this look? Balance the more rocker style denim with something conservative and classic on the top, maybe a cashmere sweater, or a classic white button down. Add a sneaker or cute flat and you are all set. It’s the perfect way to nail a look that is cool and chic. Want to dress them up? A cold shoulder top will still keep you warm, while the open toe booties are foot friendly with the right amount of edge.

 

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Key Piece #3 – Fringed Cape – $99

 

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My clients know that a statement style cape is one of my must-have items. You know those days when you don’t know what to wear and nothing feels good? Go basic for your base (all black or the classic white tea and jeans), and throw this on for your topper. It’s warm so it works through different temps and the trim of the fringe feels funky and fun. It’s like wearing a cozy blankie that looks good! Can’t find the right coat length for a dress? This wrap will help you make a grand entrance and then you choose if you leave it on or take it off.

 

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Key Piece #3 – Statement Sweater – $49.90

 

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Seriously, how cute is this? With light-colored distressed denim, and cute ankle boots, you have an outfit that is weekend comfy and up for anywhere.  What if you and cute are words you’d rather not have in the same sentence?  Consider it a “fabric softener” piece to the edgier pieces in your wardrobe (see the black faux leather pants below).

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So what do you think? What are you looking for this fall? Let me know if you have any favorites!

Missed yesterday’s post on my picks for jackets and shoes? Click here to check it out!

*Insider Tip – Buy Now Wear Now…except

Think about the last time you brought an item of clothing.  If you are really excited about it and you really love it, chances are you will find a reason to wear it within the next 10 days. Provided it is within the current season. Don’t believe me? Check the pieces hanging in your closet that still have the tags  on, I’m willing to bet it was an impulse buy and you probably don’t feel good about it anymore. Human nature makes us buy it now it wear now kind of people – that ‘s the best part about shopping – instant gratification. Buying ahead is waaaayyy harder. What if you change your mind? What if something better comes along? It’s for these reasons that I suggest not going crazy when shopping for something that you know you can’t wear during the current season. Unless you have a specific item on your wish list, I strongly suggest you go with pieces that won’t break the bank and will still complement your current wardrobe. Even if you can get something at a steal of a price, it will only cost you valuable space in your wardrobe if you aren’t going to wear it. Now go get shopping!!!

Thanks for reading!

Suzie

Don’t Fear the Flare

Don’t Fear the Flare

Mention flared denim and you will immediately get two distinct reactions. The first is “Sorry, not into that hippie look” and the second reaction is a look of love. I am in the latter camp and here’s why I want you to be too.

First, let’s clear up a misconceptions. Flared jeans are not the same as Bell Bottom jeans.  

Flared jeans have what I like to call the “Eiffel tower or A frame effect” Stand sideways (instead of straight on) and look into the mirror. You should see a triangular shape that starts out small at the knee and gradually fans out to the top of your foot and behind your heel.

all pics sourced from Pinterest

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Bell bottoms are flared jeans, but in an extremely exaggerated way. The flare is much more extreme and often resembles a bell, (hence the name), when viewed from the front.

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So flare jeans have more drama going on from front to back, whereas bell bottoms have more drama happening from side to side.

Flare from the front versus Bell Bottoms from the front…

Pair them with a V-neck and hat: Show Me Your Mumu ~ Berkeley Bells ~ Thunder:

The bell bottom is fun, but much more limited in how and when it can be worn. But the flare? It’s friggin fabulous and here’s why.

Whether you wear a size 2 or a 22 the most flattering silhouette is hourglass, regardless of which fruit or vegetable you think your body type may or may not resemble. What is it about the hourglass that is so flattering? The answer goes back to caveman days. Simply put men like curves. Curves represent boobs and butts which represent fertility, and we all know that cavemen just want to spread their seeds, so to speak. Thankfully we have come further than the caveman days but both females and males prefer a sense of visual symmetry. And the hourglass has the perfect, gentle curve of symmetry.

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Of course not many of us are born perfectly symmetrical. But that is where our clothes become a magic. We can use hemlines to create the illusion of whatever shape we want. I know plenty of women who are curvy and wish they were long and lean look. I also know many women who are long and lean and are dying to create some curves. Trust me when I tell you that I have worked with enough women to know that no matter how perfect someone else may think they look, everyone has their own personal list of things they would like to look different. No worries – the tricks of the trade are all about highlighting your best parts and downplaying your least favorites, and I’m here to help!

Help! I feel like a 12 year old boy!

Take a look at how the flare can create an hourglass on a straight body type…

Parisian chic via Anthropologie.......: ​22 Coolest Ways to Wear Flared Jeans: Pretty Designs waysify:

First date friendly: dark wash flare leg bell bottom jeans, silk ivory button front collared blouse, cognac brown braided belt, block heel mules, envelope clutch + messy bun:

In all of the pics above the women have a typical “ruler” straight up and down shape. But when they wear a shirt with some kind of sleeve it creates a visual straight line across the top of their shoulders. When this shoulder line is balanced out by the bottom line of the flare, the waist automatically looks smaller, especially when you emphasize the waist with a shirt that is tucked in or goes straight across.  So the girl who feels she has a “boy” shape suddenly looks an feels very womanly.

Help! I already have too many curves!

And what about women that already feel they are carved out of curves? Let’s take Sofia Vergara. Even though she seems to be born symmetrically perfect, this body type can still benefit from the fabulous flare. The key in keeping the curves in control is all about the cut of the shirt.  Compare her looks in a top that is cut completely straight across her waistline, versus when she goes for a little bit of drape, either by leaving the top untucked or by doing a little half tuck.

Tops cut straight across and hitting at her hip don’t do her figure justice, just look at the difference a shirt with a curved “U” shape hem makes versus a top cut straight across.

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And watch what happens when she pairs her flares back to tops with a “U” shaped neckline versus a high crewneck…such a better balance.

Pretty woman: Sofia hits the Beverly Hills shops in a simple outfit of denim and black t-shirt: Sofia-Vergara-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live-4.jpg 1,500×2,251 pixels:

Help! My hips hate me!

So what if your body isn’t straight or symmetrically curvy, but somewhere in between? Do you feel like you would like to shave down the side of your hips just a bit? I know I do. Every piece of chocolate I eat plants itself firmly on the side of my thighs. Thank goodness the flare adds some forgiveness. In this you want to break up the hip and thighs. Notice the difference on Katie Holmes. She doesn’t have large hips but they appear out of proportion when they are highlighted with this type of lighter wash and a light shirt tucked in. In the other pic, her jacket does the trick to perfectly highlight her waist while the top underneath has a u shaped hem to break up her hip and thigh.

Resultados da Pesquisa de imagens do Google para http://www.stylejunkee.com/wp-content/steal%2520the%2520style%2520of%2520katie%2520holmes.jpg: I love Katie Holmes style! cropped jacket, loose blouse, fitted flares and pointed toes to elongate the leg, creating a slimmer silhouette:

Help! I feel like a kangaroo!

Then there are my peeps who have effortlessly skinny legs but aren’t comfortable with their belly region.  Have no fear, the flare will serve you well too. The key is in putting the hemline of your top at the perfect place on your legs. If your waist is not normally your smallest part of your body, then you need to “draw the line” to bring attention to the part that is.  Let’s look at Jessica Simpson and the tale of the unfortunate mom jean incident. The major problem here was in the high waist. Look what happens when she drops the hemline. Tops with something going on, such as pattern or color-block or even a necklace, work to camouflage any muffin areas you are not mc’lovin.

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Let’s recap:

 

A Straight body needs: shirt with sleeves + straight waistline + flare jeans +belt

Flare Jeans Outfit Ideas - fall / winter - spring / summer - street chic style - office wear - work outfit - dark denim flare jeans + brown braided belt + black pumps + distressed denim shirt: Gwyneth Paltrow style. I don't like the front pockets on these jeans but I like the wash and the rest of the look.:

A Hourglass body needs:  shirt with curve (neck or hem) + flare jeans

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To Hide the Hips: 2 pieces on top (1 to break up the hip and 1 to highlight the waist) + flare jeans+ belt (optional)

Jessica Alba: Cathy from The Middle Page in a suede fringe jacket.:

To Tame the Tummy: Longer length top (with pattern and interest) + flare jeans

"Sweenee Style": ON THE WEEKEND: ON TOP: Sue wears a soft color block top with flared jeans.:

 

What if you think you are too short for flares?

It can still work for you, just keep your heels high and pieces tailored. Hayden Panettiere is about 5 feet tall and she completely nails this look with tailored basics. She keeps the flares on the smaller side and focuses attention to her waist with the help of the white contrasting tank. Ditto for the 5’1″ Nicole Richie.

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And what about shoes?

This look requires a heel, as those flares should almost brush the ground in order to get the longest and leanest look. In general you want to avoid anything with too much of rounded toe or platform (too much of a 70’s feel) or a shoe that lets the jeans puddle and drag on the ground. The goal is either to see a pointed toe peeking out or to not really be able to see your shoe at all.

VINTAGE FLARED DENIM: How to Dress To Meet a Celebrity - Advice From Styleblazer Tanya Foster | Fabulous After 40:

Repin Via: Cass Kvenild #summerstyle #californiadreaming: Would like that top in an eggshell color instead of pink:

And my favorite flare for casual wear? (yes, I wanted that to rhyme)

This Seven for All Mankind A Pocket Flare – available at ( where else??) Chantilly Blue in Kennett Square

Tailorless "A" Pocket Flare in Bright Indigo Stretch (Short Inseam):

So are you tired of me talking about flares yet?! I really do love them and I think they add an instant lift to any wardrobe. I also think they are the perfect item to wear in the Spring and Summer, when I’m not ready for shorts and dresses but I am sick of being stuck in skinnies. Please know that the suggestions above are just suggestions and NOT rules. We don’t have to always dress for our exact body type. One of my favorite outfits is an oversize peasant style top, flare jeans and cowboy boots. It doesn’t do anything to give me any kind of hourglass shape but it does everything to make me feel happy and comfy, and at the end of the day, THAT is the most important thing about what we wear!

My wearing my favorite combo – pink+sequins+flares at last years Main Line Fashion Week

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*Insider Tip – Take your flares to work

Does your company or office have a casual Friday? Instead of going with the trouser style jean why not up your style by pairing a blouse and jacket back to your flared denim. Instant chic!

business casual: CAMEL AND IVORY- CHIC GUARANTEED | Mark D. Sikes: Chic People, Glamorous Places, Stylish Things: Casual Fridays:

Thanks for reading!

Suzie