Archive for September, 2011

Fashion of Yesteryear

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I’ve been noticing a theme lately in the world of TV.   Mad Men, Pan Am and the Playboy Club.  They are all set in the 60’s.  Banana Republic now offers the Mad Men Collection.  Thankfully maybe America will see the glamour of the 60’s and want to return to that time period and dress with a little class again.

 

Watch Pan Am and you won’t find any passengers with a tank top, flip flops or shorts with their cheeks exposed.  Everyone will be dressed very well.  All of the passengers will be much put together, hair and make-up perfect.

 

It seems as the years have passed we’ve begun to dress like slobs but of course we call it casual.  Webster’s definition of casual means relaxed not sloppy. I truly hope with these new stylish shows that portray 60’s fashion in a positive light will inspire us all to dress amazing everyday.  Not just when a special occasion arises.

 

Stylishly Yours,

Dana

Create Your Own Style

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

With this Thursday being Fashions Night Out and the kick off to fall fashion I thought I would address trends. With each new season we see trends come and go. In 10 years from now some of the trends may make us wonder what society and fashion designers were thinking.

In my “5 Weeks to Fabulous” class I teach how to determine your style today. We all go through phases and its important to be authentic to who you are. Maybe you are the “Trendy” girl and I say go for it, get the latest and greatest and be admired by women everywhere for being the fashionista that you are.

However, if you’re like most women that I know you’re so busy with life that keeping up with fashion is the last thing on your mind. However, I know you care about your appearance and want to look your best spending the least amount of money and time. Right?

So it’s ok if you’re not always wearing the latest trend but it’s not ok to be stuck in a time warp. Be sure when your putting clothes together that they are still current and in style. Being in style doesn’t mean trendy. Trends and fads come and go. The most important thing is how your clothes make you feel. If they don’t make you feel great, get rid of them. Your style is your expression to the world, so express yourself fashionably every day! No exceptions.