Tip No. 16 – Don’t Buy The Latest Fashion Fads.

If you are on a budget, like most of us, your clothes have to last several seasons. The best investment, therefore, are conservative styles, simple styles. They will not look oudated next year or even the year after.

Simple, conservative styles are more versatile. You can change them into a different look with accessories. You will not get tired of a plain dress as quickly as you will of get tired of the print on this dress.

Carolina HerreraFebruary 2013 Town & Country
Carolina Herrera
February 2013
Town & Country

It is a beautiful dress, but you can only afford if your budget is unlimited.

If you want to follow the new fashion trends, do it with accessories – a belt, a  hat, shoes, or jewelry in the latest style.

See you tomorrow

       scan0004-2                            Brigitte


Hello Everyone.

          Now that we know how to shop, let us look at what will bring our look up-to-date this fall and winter.

         I have mentioned the importance of shoes, and in the coming season BOOTS are what we need to be up-to-date. In fashion magazines, and in store windows, 90% of what we are seeing, are boots.


        They come in many different forms and shapes – one could have a whole collection of them. The assortment of boots is endless  – for any occasion there is an appropriate style available. Also for every type of leg – should you have  heavier legs, wear shorter boots. If you wear short shirts, there are styles over the knee, covering half the thigh. If you can’t wear high heels, there are flat heels. And if you want to be sexy pick a boot with a  3″ – 5″  heel. By the way, some heels look higher than they really are – if they have a wedge-sole  it  reduces the heel by the thickness of the sole. So maybe you could try a higher heel?

          If you like boots made of fur, they are available; or maybe you like snake-skin?  They come decorated with buckles, snaps,  flowers made of leather, laced up the front, and for evening they   even come in  black lace.

          Years ago there was a rule that the skirt had to cover the top of the boot, that is long gone and now you can wear your boots with any length skirt. When it comes to pants,  short boots are very comfortable, and you can either wear your pants over the boot or in. A very sexy look is tight jeans tucked into a high boots!

 And if you don’t want to go all out and buy boots for every occasion, a short style to wear with pants and a knee-high one to wear with skirts, or to tuck your pants into, might be all you need. Before you go out and buy them:

1) think of what color fits best with the cloth in your wardrobe

2) look at the boots you have – I am sure we all have left overs from last winter – but maybe you don’t remember that you have them? This happens to me when I get out what I have put away a few months ago (more about how to arrange your wardrobe from summer to winter soon).

3) don’t get tempted to buy a cute pair on SALE  which won’t earn its keep because it doesn’t fit with other things in your closet.

Here are a few more styles to think about                                                                                                        

Photos from Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar

It won’t be belong now before we need our boots, so it might be a good idea to buy them now – before your size is sold out!

Until the next time