Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shuli, reporting from the UK

The new Seasons’ Fall Trends are hitting the shops now and I don’t know about you but this is my favourite time of the year in the shops! You know it’s time to get serious with your fall wardrobe when all the fashion and style magazines pull out all the stops with their bumper issues and supplements for what you should be buying. Here follows a quick guide for you when sorting your closets for the fall.
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BUY – things to buy for this season;
KEEP – put it away and store it, it always comes back in fashion;
GIFT – gift it to charity or bless someone else with it! – whatever- just get it out of your closet!
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Dresses
Buy – If you need to buy a stylish dress to update your look, go for dresses with the structured sleek silhouettes, and strong tailoring.
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Style Tip: Ensure you buy the best cut to flatter your particular body shape and silhouette. There are lots of interesting cuts and fabrics to suit all shapes and sizes out there.
Keep – It’s best to keep the jersey heavy knit dresses you bought, because they are bound to come back in fashion.
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Gift – Dresses with a bias-cut from the waist down. Trust me Ladies, I am yet to meet anyone who actually looks nice in a bias cut dress or skirt. Even those of you who are particularly skinny, it may look nice from the front but the side profile will still make you look six months pregnant! , and the back view is not much flattering either. They always look nice on the hanger in the store, but when you get them home, they just sit at the back of your closet never worn. Now is your chance to be charitable and give them away.
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Coats
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Buy – If you’re looking for a new coat for the fall, you are really in store for a treat, as there are many great coats out there. Go for coats with really interesting cuts and detailing. You have to think out of the box and not buy your conventional looking coats.
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Style Tip - The key for the fall is to opt for the beautiful jewelled coloured coats; think emeralds, amethyst, ambers, rubies – you get the picture. Anything but black. Please promise me you won’t buy black…..
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Keep – If you have a classic Burberry style trench coat, you must keep it because it never dates. You may interchange it with your beautiful jewelled colour coat.
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Gift – Did you go for the military look when it was in just a few short months ago? Be honest! If you promise to get rid of it I won’t scream fashion victim at you- unless I catch you wearing it that is.
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Handbags (Purses)
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Buy – GET A GRIP on the big oversized clutches. They are fun and funky and the perfect accessory to jazz up your fall wardrobe. On the plus side as well, they prevent you from logging around your whole life plus the kitchen sink (I think I’m preaching to myself here). You must be organised to carry off this look.
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Keep – Any good quality leather bag. They never date, have more mixability (is that a word…?) and more staying power.
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Gift- Any bag you have with the designer logo and embellishment spluttered all over it!
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Nothing wrong with a designer bag, believe me a have a few myself; infact I think I need true deliverance in this area! Seriously though, if you can see the logo before you appreciate the bag itself, then it’s probably one of the bags you should be giving away. Ladies with true style and finesse do not need to announce which designer they are carrying, nor do they need to advertise for the fashion houses. Enough said.
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Till Next Time……
Stay Gorgeous and Stay Blessed
Shuli

5 comments:

Family O'Foxes said...

I love your sense of humor, Shuli! :)

I guess I don't know what a bias-cut dress or skirt is.

Amy

Amy Carroll said...

Shuli,
I met your gorgeous self at She Speaks, and it was so great to read your post.

I'm thrilled that purple is the in color for fall. I've been craving purple, and it's one of my Shari-approved colors. Yeah!

Amy

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Shuli,

Hey girl! I met you too at She Speaks! We sat next to eachother at the last night's dinner. I'm so glad to see you on here!

You are so funny about the purse thing....ME TOO!!! =)

April said...

love the advice, what is a bias cut dress?
love the advice on the designer purse. I am so tired of seing that certain one all over the place

April said...

what about cardigans? how do you know which is the best fit for you?