|Fair Isles in the field|
After finishing the September issues and making a few laps around the mall, it's clear many of our old friends are returning for another stylish go-round.
This isn't as simple as "Oh it's the nineties". Yes, some of it was worn in the '90s, but every era is represented. In the light of the mish-mash that passes for trends today, these old friends are looking better and better. At least they are definable.
Channeling my inner Diana Vreeland, why don't you try...
> Pointed-toe kitten-heel booties I've already welcomed them back in an earlier post (and celebrated with buying a pair).
> Berets Berets flatter many face shapes. Play around with how to wear one— slouchy or not, to one side or another, slightly back, slightly forward. Remember that with a beret, as any hat, it's either a Hat or a Hairdo. You can't take it off and expect your hair to be happy.
> Trench coats You probably have one shoved to the back of the closet, but now they're b-a-c-k and not just in tan.
> Fair Isle sweaters These are sleepers, but I feel them coming back. And what's not to love? In a plethora of colors and patterns they're the ultimate throw-away casual chic.
> Leather Leggings If you loved them once, you'll love them now. Leather has generally been replaced by lightweight synthetics that may even be comfortable. But this is not a look to sport if you haven't the courage of your convictions.
> Suits How long has it been since you wore one? And do you even need one? Try a suit that's cut softer and in an interesting pattern. Not a leisure suit but as far from Brooks Brothers as you can get.
> Leopard Always and furever. I just love it when someone declaress leopard is "in" again. Ready for that one.
|The double whammy|