ABYP – How To Wear A Bright Winter Coat

This morning I was alone and I had 50 minutes to get myself and my two kids fed, dressed and out the door.  Not to mention, today was my son’s Christmas show at school, so everyone had to look presentable.  … Continue reading

ABYP – How To Wear Riding Boots

Thanks, Michelle, for sharing this photo of you looking super sassy!  I like this “edgy equestrian” look you have going here.

You are pulled together, modern, cool and definitely comfortable in your flat boots and jeans.

This is sure to inspire the ladies to lose the yoga pants!

Michelle Garner, Texas

  RECREATE THE LOOK

Click Here For Jacket (order in ‘pebble’)

TIP:  I love an ivory, winter white or bright white jacket on brunettes.  Looks amazing against your hair color

Click Here For Striped Top

TIP:  A striped top will add interest under a jacket. Make sure your stripes are far enough apart they don’t make you dizzy.

Click Here For Jeans

TIP:  A traditional blue jean color will really help darker boots…pop!

Click Here For Necklace

TIP:  A pendant necklace is sometimes the only accessory you need to add some life to your look

Click Here For Handbag (coco)

TIP:  When carrying a bag this bag, you definitely want to make sure it’s real leather and it looks GOOD

Click Here For Boots

TIP:  For an edgier look, you can try boots like Michelle’s…a bit roughed up

ABYP – What To Wear On The Weekend in the Fall

When it gets chilly, all I want to do is be cozy, comfy and warm….and still chic of course!

Here’s my perfect, casual and cozy fall weekend look:

Fashion Stylist & Blogger, Erin Busbee from BusbeeStyle.com

RECREATE THE LOOK

Click Here For Sweater

(The sweater pictured above is the VINCE cable knit, colorblock sweater – sold out everywhere I checked)

TIP:  Invest in some nice knits that will stand the test of time. I like this one because it reminds me of the JCrew ones I wore in collage

Click Here For Black Leggings

TIP:  Look for leggings that are thick enough you can’t see through them. The thicker fabric will also be warmer and more forgiving.

Click Here For Ankle Boots

TIP:  If you don’t have a big budget for these, suede usually looks like it cost a lot, but actually can be quite affordable

Click Here For Knit Hat (goes with sweater in link)

TIP:  Try on hats before you buy them.  They ALL look different on, even the knit ones.

Click Here For Pendant Necklace

TIP:  Try buying a pendant necklace that means something to you. For example: a locket with a special pic, or an animal that you love

Click Here For Handbag

TIP:  Try TJ Maxx or Marshalls before plunking down tons of cash for the department store handbag.  I can always find a gem at TJ Maxx

STYLING BY BODY TYPE: Pear-Shaped

Triangle Body Shape Characteristics:

  1. Hips wider than bust by at least two inches
  2. Defined waist
  3. Shapely arms and slim upper-body

LOOK #2– PEAR SHAPED

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TIP: Wear a dress with a full A-line skirt to skim over your hips and thighs

Click Here For Blazer

TIP: Cover up with a sweater or jacket that hits at your waist, not below

Click Here For Scarf

TIP: A colorful scarf or statement necklace draws the eye up from your problem area

Click Here For Sunglasses

TIP: Over-sized frames also call attention to your fabulous upper-half

Click Here For Shoes

TIP: High heels elongate the calves and slim the ankles

STYLING BY BODY TYPE: Pear-Shaped

Triangle Body Shape Characteristics:

  1. Hips wider than bust by at least two inches
  2. Defined waist
  3. Shapely arms and slim upper-body

 

LOOK #1– PEAR SHAPED

RECREATE THIS CASUAL LOOK

Click Here For Sweater

TIP: Wear tops with shoulder details to draw attention to your slim upper-half

Click Here For Jeans

TIP: Flared-leg jeans in a dark wash balance wide hips and thighs

Click Here For Handbag

TIP: Handbags that sit higher on the body (think waist) will draw attention to your upper body and won’t add excess weight around hips

Click Here For Earrings

TIP: Sparkly accessories around the face draw the eye up rather than down

Click Here For Pumps

TIP: A pointed toe pump will elongate your frame and slim wider hips and thighs

Styling Your Body Type: Inverted Triangle

Inverted Triangle Body Shape Characteristics:

  1. Broad shoulders and/or busty chest
  2. Straight waist
  3. Narrow hips and/or thighs

LOOK #1– INVERTED TRIANGLE: BUSTY

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Click Here For Blouse

TIP: A V-neck will draw the eye down and slim a heavier bust

Click Here For Trousers

TIP: A slim-flare leg pant visually balances and elongates the body

Click Here For Tote

TIP: A classic tote bag in a coordinating tone makes the outfit more interesting and not so matchy, matchy

Click Here For Pendant

TIP: Pick necklaces that hit above the bust-line to draw focus towards your face

Click Here For Shoes

TIP: Elongate your legs by matching your shoe color with the color of your trousers

ANYTHING BUT YOGA PANTS (ABYP)

You can do it! Just take off the yoga pants and put them away in the drawer.

You can still look slim and be comfortable in actual clothing. Promise.

Try this ABYP ensemble for a chic daytime look.

 

“Anything But Yoga Pants” (ABYP)

RECREATE THE LOOK

1) Click Here for Python printed BLOUSE

TIP: Flowy blouse can mask any weight in the middle, great for Apple Shapes!

2) Click Here for Fit & Flare JEANS

TIP: Make sure your bell bottoms are very fitted to the knee and then flare from knee down. For a longer line, tailor to dust the floor like mine

3) Click Here for Pendant NECKLACE

TIP:  These necklaces don’t work for everyone. If you are really busty, best to avoid pendant necklaces – try collar bone length instead

4) Click Here for Black WEDGES

TIP:  Wedges are an amazing way to add height without sacrificing comfort

EMMY YELLOW

Color Du Jour – Canary Yellow!

My favorites – Julie Bowen’s mermaid, strapless Monique L’Huiller and Leslie Mann’s Naeem Khan, boho gown.

VIDEO – Slimming Swimwear