Special Events Expert
Special Events are a great time to kick your fashion into high gear and really strut your stuff. Our Special Events Expert Shantel is here to help... while keeping an eye on what's appropriate.
'Tis the Holiday Season for Fashion
Hey Fashion Divas!
Well since Christmas and Thanksgiving
are coming up really soon, I
thought I'd offer some advice about family gatherings.
Yes, sometimes family gatherings can be the
lamest, but you still want to look good. You, of course, want
to think you are as cool as everyone else thinks you are!
relatives are older, and they are very conservative. You don't
want to wear
the wildest thing you have. It might just scare your grandma!
Then she will
label you a "hooligan!" Which is a stupid word anyways, but
when my cousin
wears his 10 sizes too big jeans, she thinks he looks like
Of course he
has an earring, etc...you get the idea! Since most people
dress up on
holidays, you will probably want to go with a nice dress, dress shoes,
nine yards. OR...you should probably look at going with a nice
Seriously, all of this depends on your family, but
you can get a
general idea. If you want to go with khakis then match it with a nice shirt or nice
sweater. There are a lot of great sweaters out there, try these stores: Express, Dillards, Foley's, or the Limited. Even some cheaper national chains such as Kohl's or Ross offer some great variety.
OK, well...I know you all express your own personal
self with your clothes--
I do! And I know that I have given some basic tips, but mainly I am just setting some little advice guidelines for you
when you are
with older people--like relatives. Remember 'Tis the season for giving and fashion fun, but maybe, just maybe for a day or 2 you can make the relatives happy. (maybe you'll get more money from them as gifts :) )
And this site seriously
rocks! I use it
myself, and I tell all my friends about it!!
Also check out this question a viewer submitted for Shantel:
One of my college mates is getting married in a few
weeks time. It's
going to be a rather crowded church wedding so I'd rather not
that takes up too much room around me. Besides I'm not a very
flashy person - most of my clothes are t-shirts and jeans! I
haven't got any
really nice stuff (I've spent the last four years being a
impoverished college bum, after all). So I'd like your advice
on what to
Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.
Weddings are SO much fun! You wanna look good. Well
if it's going to be
crowded, you don't want to wear anything very hot. So sweaters
are out! I
would reccomend that you get a dress. I know you said you are
a t-shirt and
jeans person, but if you get a nice dress, you can wear it for
things. I only have 2 dresses. I alternate them for special
require a dress! :-)
Since it's almost winter, let me suggest
on that is
NOT a light and airy summer dress. If you CAN'T stand dresses,
go for a nice
pair of slacks, and a really nice shirt or silky blouse. Like I said not a
sweater, but just
like a long sleeved, or even short sleeved shirt that goes
You want to stay away from the color white because it is tradition that only the bride wears white. A good color blouse/shirt would be a nice red, green or purple color. If you add the right
accesories you can
REALLY dress it up! I'll leave that up to Kym who is our
accesories expert. But if I were to make a suggestion I would like to say that I like simple chokers, like the ones at Claire's Botiques. They are cheap, but look really expensive with the right outfit.
For shoes, if you have a dress, then I suppose dress shoes or some snazzy,
sandals. For the slacks and blouse- go with some
nicer shoes like a pair of flats or even a shoe with a little heel. You can try Payless for some nice cheap shoes. The great thing about Payless is that they are cheap but look really nice. And you'll get your money out of them, because you'll only wear them on special occasions. Hope I could be of