Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Yapchaian for Daily Candy
I think this risk is going to need to the most convincing on my behalf…so I am going to zap your pre-conceived notions right off the bat, and then just cut to the chase.
- No, you aren’t looking at your grandmother’s curtains.
- Florals for Spring?…how groundbreaking. (Thank you “Devil Wears Prada”for that joke.)
- You’re just not the kinda gal who wears florals…you prefer plaid, and solids, and tweed? Oh, like the boys wear?
Prints, especially florals, can be intimidating. You look at them and think you could never pull them off. Or you think you don’t have anything in your closet that they will go with.
Well, guess what?! You can (reading this blog means you actually give a damn about fashion) and you do (umm, neutrals, hello, thats like your whole closet, right?).
So stop being a wallflower and just take a damn risk for crying out loud. If you look absurd, and your friends make fun of you, let them. Then compliment them on their basic black dress, hold your head high, and never listen to me again ;)
Who’s brave enough to stop and smell the roses and wear some florals?! Have you already?!
I know what you’re thinking: “Courtney, I have no desire to look like a Sharpie highlighter.” And I get that. But do you have the desire to look like everyone else and blend in, though?! Navy and black are great staples (my closet is 50% neutrals)…but let’s be honest, how many times do you hear “Wow, I really admire her for branching out and wearing a black blazer!!”….UMM, LIKE, NEVER.
Open any fashion magazine and you’ll see that neons are a HUGE trend for Spring/Summer 2012. They graced the designer runways and now it time for them to make their way into your closet. You might be nervous that you have nothing to blend them with, but chances are, you actually do. Start with sprucing up all black with a splash of neon in your accessory, like a belt, or shoe, or handbag….then as you get more brave, invest in a neon blazer, or pant, or skirt…and in no time, you will be comfortable in these “NOTICE ME NOW” colors.
You can’t deny how gorgeous these neon pinks and yellows are…and you can’t say that they didn’t catch your eye. And chances are, they will catch the eyes of others too….and they’ll catch some compliments, as well.
Are you risky enough to rock these hues?! Have you already?!
Nude Dresses: TFNC Sequin Bodice Dress by Asos, Glamorous Mesh Sequin Dress by Asos. Headbands: (top) Clear Crystal Embellished Turquoise Headband by Ken Paves, (bottom) Rhinestone Bead Headband by Juicy Couture, (on model) Embellished Deco Headband by Asos
I religiously watch every award show known to man. And not because I give a darn about television shows, movies, or music….but simply because its an evening where every A-lister known to man donns what they think is the best outfit choice, and then potentially sacrifices themselves to a best or worst dressed list. And if you follow me on Twitter, then you certainly read my opinions about some of Hollywood’s red carpet looks this past Sunday during the Golden Globes…
There was the good (Charlize Theron…can she do any wrong??!), the bad (Reese Witherspoon…red prom dress and bad extensions), and the ugly (don’t even get me started on Claire Danes’ blazing nipples or Kelly Osbourne’s grey-ish hairdo). But throughout watching all the divas make their way down the paparazzi-filled carpet, I noticed two reoccuring trends: nude gowns and crystaled headbands.
Neither one of these concepts really reinvented a red carpet wheel, or va-va-voomed me to death with elaborate schemes or copious amounts of excessiveness…but the simplicity is what struck me the most. In an industry where sometimes “more is more,” these chic, ladylike looks really got my attention….all without showing a nipple.
Which Golden Globe red carpet looks made your best and worst dressed lists?!
When I think of capes, I am reminded of the Lone Ranger, Zorro, and basically any other superhero. Chic does not come to mind.
But this season, capes are EVERYWHERE, yet have you been brave enough to try one?! While many ladies think they can’t pull one off, they are a great addition to any closet no matter how trendy, risky, conservative, or simple you may be. Instead of pulling my typical peacoat out of the coat closet on chilly days, lately I’ve gone for the cape, and its added some unexpected “ooh-la-la.”
Go for a neutral color that you can layer over anything, whether it be a simple tee and boyfriend jeans, or a sexy shift dress and heels. You’ll find yourself wearing it everyday and loving how comfy it is…your other outerwear will get jealous.
Now if only it gave you superhero powers, as well.
Are you risky enough to try a cape? Have you already?