Ladies, I have good news for you. Spring/summer 09 is all about individuality. Designers are offering new ideas to help us all update our wardrobes with a few key pieces, but then it is up to us to use our imagination and create outfits that are our own. Here’s a small list for inspiration. You can find similar stuff on the high street. Remember that neutral colors, fine materials, basic pieces that you can use forever are what you should be shopping now.
Little black dress: Buy one that can take you from the office to cocktails, that can be dressed up with heels & a tux jacket or dressed down with funky boots and a jean jacket. I lust over this number from Alexander McQueen, but places like All Saints and Top Shop have cute similar styles.
APC BlazerA simple black blazer. This works with everything, your dressy pants, your jeans, frilly tops, turtlenecks, Ts. If you don’t own one, you must get one asap. It will transform the way you dress. Uber cool.
Chain bags. If you are buying a new bag make it a chain bag. Like this Salvatore Ferragamo one. Ah!
A nice white top: shirt, blouse, frilly, embellished, simple, you choose. It will work with everything.
Color that pops: Choose a dress in your favorite color and wear it everywhere. I love this Vivienne Westwood in fuchsia.
Hot heels: They might not always be the most comfortable, but they are the most stylish and uplift any dress, skirt, pant in your wardrobe. Check out these beauties by Beatrix Ong exclusively at Cocosa.com
NEW TRENDS I WOULDN’T BOTHER WITH:
– The YSL Cage Boot. Just looking at it makes me ache. Ouch!
– The Body Suit. Just let that one go. Body suits should be worn by people 2 years old and under. Not grown women.
– Too futuristic shapes. Unless you are an alien or an extra at Star Trek.