I just received a copy of Marie Claire and found that Joanna Coles, MC Editor-in-Chief, has given styling genius–Tim Gunn–a medium/monthly column–“Gunn Laws”–to set all the fashion flyaways straight! I love it! It’s a brilliant idea.
He had much to say in the November 2009 issue of Marie Claire about handbags, legwear, cover-ups, and apparel. And I had to agree with all of his advice. Here’s what he said and his suggestions. You can find this article on page 58.
Handbags and Evening Wear
Tim: “Why, oh why do people persist in dragging around luggage-size handbags to evening events?”
I agree, Tim. He then suggests a clutch for the evening events!
I think oversized purses/bags should be left for the high-maintenance day agendas! Depending on your schedule, you may need a place to store an extra pair or shoes or a collar shirt. And where else to put it other than that hobo bag? Great advice.
Tim: “There is no simple way to be on-trend than to don a pair of fashion hoisery.”
Not sure if you read it or not. But in the Fall Fashion issue of Elevate, I advised everyone to get on par with this. This issue was out in 2008. Now the trends persists! I absolutely love colored tights. In fact, I was thinking that it makes more sense to shop for accessories this week which will include purchasing a fab pair of marigold hoisery than to do more jean shopping! Gold pairs great with the basic black dress that Tim Gunn refers to in his apparel advice. Find the below at American Apparel.
Tim: “It goes without saying that the basic black dress is the core of evening attire.”
Oh, Tim, are we like minds or what?! Ladies, black is slimming and chic. The classic black dress will never fail you! I own more black dresses than any other color because it’s classic! It’ll never be a “fashion no-no.”
Tim, what happened to the heels suggestion??? I got it covered; no worries!
See those studs in the front?? I like that! This is a high heel that is sure to make every solid color dress stand out in colored (other than black, brown or neutral) tights. Enjoy, fashionistas!