On a recent shopping excursion I was halted in my tracks by a lovely young sales associate that was all too eager to let me know that they just got in some “hot” skirts very similar to the one I picked that Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian or some other pop culture darling was photographed in. Though the thought was absolutely precious and selfless of her, I had to stop and ponder if she had really even looked at me at all, or perhaps I was just a bulls eye on the way to earning her monthly commission? Really love-buckets I thought, was she actually suggesting that this flimsiness of a skirt was somehow going to turn me from tragic to magic? I can’t imagine, but it does raise a delicious point, should you follow your favorite celeb trends come heck or high water? Well, not if you want to drown doll, but paying homage here and there can certainly raise your profile.
Try adding these attention -grabbing pieces for fall and you will surely need your own bodyguard!
LBD – I cannot say it enough; buy one really scorching little black dress a la Angelina or Jessica.
When looking for a go-to piece like this one from Robert Rodriguez at bluefly.com be sure to keep details simple and above all else make sure the proportion fits your figure, then not only do you get a great dress but a great bargain!
A Supersize bag and sunnies that would make Rachel Zoe or the Olsen’s proud.
Look for shapes that have lasting power. When you buy an investment bag or shades avoid all the baubles and trendy detail instead look for a stylish staple that you can wear everyday. I love these black Dior’s, paired with the Marc Jacobs Angela Hobo at Neiman Marcus.
Belted boyfriend jeans and ballet flats reminiscent of Audrey or Katie.
Back in the day we all wore Levi’s so who better to do the latest and greatest crop of boyfriend cuts? These are available at Macy’s.
Wear them with these Sigerson Morrison flats that will last you through fall and are a deal at couture.zappos.com
Stop traffic in a super- chic sheath and platform pumps posh enough for Victoria.
No one does the sheath better than this Spice girl, she knows that when pieces are simplified that fit is everything!
This DKNY gray wool dress hugs curves but looks sophisticated. Pair it with Christian Louboutin suede pumps from Neiman Marcus.