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Fashion Citations: Stay out of Style Jail This Season
A friend recently gave me a gag gift of a notepad that looked like the parking citations officers give out to those breaking the law. On my “fashion citation” violations include—
1. Accessories abuse
2. High-waisted pants
3. Overly informal
5. Trend victimization
While we all giggle as we envision what these fashion crimes might look like, there’s also the unsettling feeling that we could easily break any one of these rules this spring with something as innocent as overzealous color coordination.
So, here’s a quick how-to list before you walk out the door:
1. The accessories of the moment are bold, chunky and dangling so stick to one statement piece, either a necklace or earrings, not both.
2. The most modern silhouette for those wanting to try high-waisted pants are loose and forgiving, with wider legs and an easy fit around the hips. Narrow pant legs and a high waistband should only be attempted by the very thin and young.
3. Please, no more tracksuits in public unless you’re under age 7. It’s become the modern housecoat and should stay in the home. Isn’t a pair of capris or a skirt worn with a fitted tee just as comfortable for a run to the farmer’s market or hair stylist?
4. Twin sets, colorful shoes and pastels are big for spring. Resist the urge to wear a lavender cami and sweater with a lilac print skirt and purple sandals. Instead, wear the sweater set with a denim pencil skirt; the floral skirt with a crisp white shirt; and the sandals with a little black dress.
5. Find the spring trend that works best for your lifestyle, age and figure type and make that your signature look this season. There’s no rule that says you have to wear every new trend. Especially at once.
Final advice from my fashion citation pad—“It’s better that you know.” For more fashion and style news, see mercurynews.com/style