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Fashion hmmms…

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White jeans before Memorial Day.

We think that it is officially time to pack the heavy sweaters away until October. And at the moment, we’re not sad about it. However, it isn’t quite summer yet. And now the heavy sweaters are all packed up. So we get stuck in this weirdo time period of what to put on TODAY.  Like it’s a Tuesday and it’s 60 degrees outside.  It’s not 80 degrees yet, so we aren’t ready for dresses and sandals, and it’s no longer 30 degrees so we don’t need to be all bundled and stuff. So what do we wear? How about we dare say white jeans before Memorial Day. 

Yes, we know what you are thinking. “BUT, I can’t wear my white jeans because it’s not Memorial Day yet”.  Wrong, and a total myth. When this weirdo weather hits all we want to do is feel refreshed and pull out our new pieces, but it just isn’t totally time yet. So, one way to reinvent the old before mixing in the new is to pull out your white jeans. Ya know those things that have been collecting cobwebs since Labor Day. (Oh, and these same rules apply for Labor Day, too.)

As long as there’s no snow on the ground or oodles of rain puddles, you can wear your white jeans, and wear them proudly. But there are rules to doing this so you don’t look too summery, or too wintry. There’s a real fine line to this transitional weather stage and making your white jeans work.

The 3 rules for wearing white jeans before Memorial Day…

The Vest-a Common Conundrum Piece.

When we meet with a client for the first time we always ask about their conundrum pieces. And lately, the vest seems to be the conundrum culprit for quite a few clients. A conundrum piece as we call it is one of those pieces that every time you put it on it makes you say, “how am I supposed to wear this” or “what am I supposed to do with this”. Oh, and by the way, we aren’t talking about a sporty, Eddie Bauer type, fly fishing vest. There’s a place for those but that’s not the topic today.

We’re talking about a longer wool/cashmere, sweater, or fur vest. And the challenge of how to wear them for effortless style. But the answer isn’t as easy as a quick explanation. It’s more of a visual thing. So, instead of giving a quick answer, we’re offering up some quick style inspiration and how to’s…

THE SOCKS TO WEAR WITH…

If you google “what kind of socks to wear with”, what comes up in the blank is every kind of shoe and boot under the sun – Vans, Chuck Taylors, booties, duck boots, cowboy boots, Birkenstock. But, that kind of makes sense when you think about it. Each kind of shoe does have a specific kind of sock that works best. And when you’re wearing the “wrong” one,  it just looks weird – either too much or too little of it shows. And just like the wrong shoe can throw off an entire outfit, so too can the wrong sock and shoe pairing.

But never fear, the TWC team is here to help. When we wrote about the essential undergarments a woman needs in her lingerie drawer, we received reader suggestions that a post on socks was needed – ask and you shall receive people!! So, we came up with a list of the socks that are good to keep on hand. What was once a somewhat boring staple can now be a fashionable accessory to your outfit. And, what used to be a fashion faux-pas has turned into one of springs hottest must try items because the rules have slightly changed. (We’ll show what we’re talking about.)  But, in reality most of us aren’t going to wear them in any other fashion (no pun intended) outside of function. So, at least if you’re wearing socks, wear them right.

How to Make a Sheer Top Elegant

A few weeks ago Hallie walked into one of her fave local boutiques, Haven in Chagrin Falls. And this very sheer turtleneck top literally jumped into her hands! She loved it, but had some reservation. It was really sheer, and a turtleneck, so it could only be worn in the colder months. And it was kind of racy, like practically see through, so it would need to be styled in an elegant way. Because the “sexy” factor was high it was more P.M. appropriate than grocery store attire. 

Taking Our Own Shopping Advice

In making this decision, she used the advice we give clients…