Everyday Glamour Chicks, (E.G.C.'s), with all their panache and good sense, can easily separate great fashion from stinker fashion. E.G.C.'s never waste a dime on bad clothes, but instead make savvy fashion choices that serve them well. Fashion magazines won't admit to the stinker fashion, at least not until the season is over. Lucky for you, this blog will put it all on the line now, in real time.
Forties Fashion: Skirt suits with strong shoulders and nipped waists are de rigueur this season. Classic bags with structure, belts both wide and thin, pencil skirts, silk blouses, velvet for day, gloves, and menswear pants characterize the modernized 40s look this season. Hello! I'm giving Forties Fashion a big thumbs up! With such beautiful clothes, how can you go wrong?
Eighties Fashion: Are you 22 years old, 5' 10" with legs like Barbie and headed to a night club in Manhattan? Then 80s fashion is for you! You go girl! Otherwise, 80s Fashion is Stinker Heaven. I don't know about you, but I'd rather not look like I just stepped out of a Dallas rerun. And for the record, shoulder pads do not balance big hips. They just make you look like a chubby little linebacker playing pee-wee football. (Want to balance wider hips with more narrow shoulders? Then read my "Don't Fight Your Figure" post.) And please pass on the 80s Fashion.
Red Fashion: Red is a hot color for Fall 2009. When is red not amazing. Go for red!
Pretty Woman Boots: Like Woody Allen said in the movie, Annie Hall, I "luff" them, "with two 'f's". However, I only love them on women who live in cities and are not occupying places like, oh, say, playgrounds, or court. Wear them with skinny jeans or leggings.
Leather Jackets: Yes, yes, yes, oh yes! (Did I get your attention?) Keep it fitted and short. And if you have the money, Rick Owens does the best.
Polka Dots: Don't go there. Would you like people to remember you, or your dress? The polka-dot dress is going to upstage you.
Androgyny: Here's the deal. The "boyfriend blazer" sold so well last year that designers are exaggerating the boyfriend blazer, updating it in all kinds of menswear fabrics, and dubbing it "The New Androgyny". Yeah, yeah, the E.G.C.'s are on to you guys! I say, stick with the true blue "boyfriend blazer". Keep it fitted in the shoulders, and wear it with skinny pants, skinny jeans, short dresses, and short skirts.
Big, furry, chubby jackets in colors not found in nature: Want to look like Fat Joe in January? Then get one. Otherwise, please pass.
One shoulder dresses: Another big thumbs up from Everyday Glamour! This is a classic.
Belts: If you have a nice waistline, then this is the time to pick up a couple gorgeous belts. Nothing is more powerfully sexy than a good dress and a stunning belt.
All over pattern with undefined edges, in muted colors: I say, try it on. If the pattern suits your face and build, go for it. Patterns can be tricky, you must try them on and be honest with yourself. How does it read on you, (not Kate Moss)?
Neon color: This belongs in the 80s Fashion category. UGH. STINKER. 'Nuff said.
Please avoid the stinkers and stay E.G.C.!