Take It Down a Notch or Three: Flats
Yes, heels are great. They make us feel tall and our calves look fabulous. Every once in a while our feet beg us for a pair of cute flats. Luckily for feet, flats are popular right now and add casual chic to summer work and play outfits. Choose a pair of flats with texture or a soft metallic hue for a more dressy look than canvas flats provide.
Bohemian Touches, Not All-Out Woodstock
Grab a bag with a touch of fringe or a sandal with a tiny bit of bead work, to wear the Bohemian trend. A loose ponytail, flowing skirt and comfortable cropped t-shirt complete the comfortable look.
After years of carrying our lives around with us, ladies, it’s time to take back our back health. Re-embrace the clutch. Use your cell phone or PDA and forgo any extra electronics. Pare down on-the-go make up to the essentials, and go lightly, like Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Vintage Glasses vs. Designer Glasses
Save some money on designer glasses and opt instead for a pair of big, round vintage sunglasses. You’ll probably have enough money left over for a new pair of shoes!
Mix and Match Shoes and Bags
Cleverly coordinated shoes and bags are back. We’re not talking about matching solids or identical twin matches. The pairings are more subtle and work off texture, accent colors and embellishments. A bag with straw-colored patches will match with an espadrille in beige or a cork-heeled shoe. A white bag with bold, black graphics will tie in nicely with a strappy black shoe . Think subtle and the results will be big.
Follow the Yellowish Brick Road
Move over Burnt Ochre, muted mustard hues are coming into vogue, and can be found on clutches made with natural-looking materials.