Fashion Week Tips! Feel Fabulous Again
How did I go from fabulous to frumpy with one contraction? When the door to Motherhood opened, the door to my closet closed. Since I don’t have a mirror on that door it took me a while to see what I looked like. My newborn cutie pie has donned more outfits than I can remember, looking like a cover girl nearly everyday. But do you know what it takes to make that happen? Blood, sweat and tears and that is just from me. It is easy to understand how moms can fall into a fashion fix. And while a fashion emergency can seem so trivial it actually affects how we feel. Schleppy rarely translates into feeling peppy.
Note to self: You can’t keep giving the “I’m into the grunge look” as an excuse. So it’s time to clean up ladies. When you are in the baby haze it can be easy to lose sight of what’s even in fashion these days. Plus the baby craze can put a hurting on your wallet. There’s good news. You’re closer to fabulous than you think.
I attended Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week to get up on the latest trends. Note to self: Grunge look has been out for quite some time. The one shoulder look, denim, leopard, and layers are in. What is also on trend is fashion at an affordable price. For me this is always in style. And if you are aching for designer looks they are as close as your local mall and even online where many outlets carry designer brands at an affordable price or you can create your own designer inspired look. They are also as close as your closet which it’s time to open back up. Adding a new accessory to your existing clothes can give you a totally new look.
Here are some tips that will get you back on a fashionably fabulous track:
One of the hottest trends right now is animal prints. Particularly leopard. It is hard to wear an animal print from head to toe but one item or a great accessory can update your look completely. You can add a great leopard cardigan, leopard belt, purse or shoes to an existing monochromatic outfit and be on top of a hot trend. Macy’s has a wide range of affordable priced animal prints. If you are looking for an investment piece that will be in your closet for years to come check out the Macy’s Fur Vault. They also have many faux fur items.
Layering is something that is dual purpose. You can hide but flatteringly, and you can be in fashion. What to do with that old t-shirt you’ve been wearing? Pair it with a sweater, long jewelry and a belt (you do have a waist line). You can find great sweaters that will be around for seasons to come from The GAP and Express. I was surprised to find so many fabulous and reasonably priced jewelry from Ricki & Company and Blush online.
If you simply want to get out for a nice night on the town with your girlfriends, hubby or are even preparing for the holidays the one shoulder look is a glamorous addition to any wardrobe. There are plenty of local dress shops where you can find this item. I saw great fashions from TT New York. Nationally you can also find these looks at retailers like Cache.
Denim never goes out of style. Getting a nice pair of denim jeans is a great investment. You can bring all of these looks to life with a great fitting jean or even jeggings. From a casual day layered look featuring a leopard sweater or leopard belt with dark denim jeans to a dressy look featuring that great one shoulder shirt and a pair high heels.
Note to self: You clean up nice.