Showing posts with label classic American style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label classic American style. Show all posts

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Don’t Say Goodbye to Summer Fashion Just Yet: Fall’s Most Versatile Pieces to Buy Now, Wear Now - and Later

As much as I love pouring over the September issues of fashion magazines, and even as I dream of cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, I can’t imagine putting my favorite summer pieces aside until spring.  I love the feeling of light, airy dresses, clothes that float, breathe and move, and florals, pastels, and whites.  I am shopping for basics that I can wear for the next few months when the temperatures can hover between Indian Summer hot and downright frosty.  All of the pieces can be worn multiple ways and in any season, and will turn my summer wardrobe into fall favorites. 

Leather and lace: Lacey summer dresses look rocker chic when you add black tights and studded boots.  Nothing overly sweet here, just a great look for going out.  I'll be wearing the boots with jeans, pants, dresses, and skirts in all lengths, to give my look an edge. 

Say YES to white after Labor Day: white is a definite DO all year round now, and has become a color basic. I'll add a colorful sweater and sneaker like this look from Mango for fall and look every bit as fresh as a bright, crisp fall morning. 

Layer-cake: I am still in love with my summer color palette of sorbet colors, which I can easily update with a beige blazer and logo sneakers in beige and brown. I'll wear a lightweight turtleneck for cooler days for a cozy layer under lightweight pieces, and I’ll wear the blazer over a chunky sweater with jeans or pants when temperatures drop.  

I’m with the band: folk wear jackets and band jackets are a perennial favorite if you find the one that really fits you.  Vintage stores often have them, or you can just add trim and embellishments to a blazer.  Tip: look for youth boys’ club jackets, or school blazers for a cute fitted look.  Vintage stores often have these smaller jackets.  I love wearing them with tights, boots both low and over the knee, with short dresses, or with jeans.  

Stealing from the boys: an oversized men’s blazer in a traditional wool is a great layering piece that gives a boho vibe when worn over midi dresses or skirts.  Head to the men’s department to find one that looks like you borrowed it from your significant other, or check out thrift shops for retro plaids, tweeds, checks, and pinstripes, to channel this year’s designer looks.  The dry-cleaning bill might just be worth it.

Denim forever: just as our most worn-in jeans are on constant rotation in our wardrobes, an amazing jean jacket is one of the keystones of all-American style.  I am looking for one that is soft and loosely structured so I can wear layers under it.  I’ll rock the Canadian tuxedo all year long.

Investment strategy: a well-fitting, classic trench coat is a piece that will literally last for decades and never go out of style.  Wear it to work, wear it to play.  Wear it with everything. Wear it until the snow falls and you just need something warmer.  Wear it with boots, sneakers, heels.  Wear it with jeans, dresses, menswear, or if you are really adventurous, just your undies.  Just wear it. 

The days are getting shorter and the night’s a little cooler, but these new pieces have me covered.  No need to say goodbye just yet to my favorite summer looks.  

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Celebrating Independence Day with STYLE

This week’s Independence Day celebrations are getting under way and I have been making plans that will include some pool time, chilling with friends, great food, and FUN despite the forecasted heatwave.   I may never get out of the pool so please keep the ice cream coming, and any frosty beverage with an umbrella won’t be ignored either. 

I have been shopping for the perfect pieces to show off my patriotic spirit with red, white and blue in all-American style classics in denim, cottons, aviators, and sneakers.  There are tons of choices this year and these pieces will be my go-to favorites for the rest of the summer.  

Skinny sunglasses are everywhere but just take a look at the supermodels and celebrities who have already moved on to sporty shield sunglasses and these Versace aviators in blue will keep me a major step ahead of the pack right into fall.  The gorgeous beach tote from Yosuzi will be my constant companion all summer, from vacation, to shopping, to the gym - loving the pompoms and fringed handles.  These Nike sneakers with red flash and blue stripe on the sole are so comfortable that I might just be choosing my outfits just to be able to wear them.  For a little romance I will add this cute new bikini from JCrew to my admittedly very large swimwear collection.  The red rickrack trim gives the crop top a sex kitten beach blanket bingo vibe - how American is that?  And the JCrew Beach Bum envelope pouch sums up my vacation dreams perfectly and it has stripes - enough said. 

This new style of denim shorts by McGuire available at is higher cut with a waist cinching tie and a cuff at the bottom which gives it a more fashion-forward look than frayed cut-offs.  I’ll be wearing these all summer with cropped tops, t-shirts, and even little blouses.  Nothing says summer like straw accessories and this Madewell sunhat has a bandana band that gives it that stateside feeling and is packable, which means it is going everywhere with me, all summer long.  

Whatever your plans are to celebrate the Fourth I hope you have fun and fireworks!  

                                                               XOXO Shelley

#celebratingthefourth #independenceday2018 #summerfashion #patrioticstyle #classicamericastyle #ShelleyGoodstein