Friday, July 17, 2009

First Date Style

I love this pic of Bey and Jay(despite Jay's hands in his pants) coupled up going for an after dinner stroll. They look like they are on their first date.
That is the one thing I love about Summer time... the Summer Love. The endless conversations on the phone, numerous dates, smiling from one ear to the next, ditching your friends to hangout with your summer fling, it's all soo much fun.
Before you can experience that summer love, you have to go on that First Date. For some people its a regular night, and for some its dreadful. It's always that number one question that plagues your fashion mind; "What am I going to wear?"

Here are some cool First Date steps you can follow when deciding what to wear for you night out on the town.

First, you want to confirm the plans. Make sure what you plan to wear is appropriate. If you are going miniature golfing you sure don''t want to show up in a Chiffon dress and strappy sandals. hahaha- get my drift??

Second, once you find out the plans, check the weather and always have 2 outfits for a warm night and a cool night. Its nothing like wearing shorts in a monsoon.... Not a good look.

Lastly, you want to make sure you are COMFORTABLE. Ladies if you have a brand new pair of 5 inch heels you are dying to wear, save them for another night. It would be horrible if you had to end the night early because your feet were killing you.

Here are some Styling Tips that will help you when deciding what to wear

1. On your first date you want to be sexy, but not trashy, comfortable, but not too boring.

When deciding what to wear always go for the following:

Silk shorts, fashion sandal, cut out booties, cropped leather jacket, destroyed skinny denim, printed skirt, black blazer, or a little black dress.

These are all essentials to an amazing first date look. The great thing is, doesn't matter what the plans are you will look appropriate and fabulous.

2. Fresh Face: keeping the make-up to a minimum is important, you are going on a date, not attending a Halloween party. Natural make-up will bring out your beauty.

3. Sweet Smell: Dabbing a little perfume will put the finishing touches to your overall look.

4. Clutch: This is the season of the clutch, toss your classic hobo to the side and grab a cute eye popping clutch.

1. Tonight you are going to leave the t-shirt and Uptowns at home. You want to substitute your graphic tee with a slim fit button down. Pay attention to detail; whether it's cool buttons, or a different pattern on the cuffs, women notice everything.

2. Leave the sneakers at home and go with a cool shoe. I know this may be a stretch for most guys, but a woman notices your shoes first, if your shoe swag is not on point, your night will be rudely interrupted by the "fake emergency" call from her girlfriend. hahaha (I know it's a bit shallow, but I've heard stories)
3. Cologne: Make sure you dab (not drown your self) on some cologne to add the finishing touches. There is nothing like a man who smells good.

With these few tips you are guaranteed to win some points in the styling department! Even if the date doesn't go pass the first night, at least you will be remembered for your fabulous style!

All this Summer Love talk is reminding me of "Summertime" -by Beyonce ft. Ghostface. I love this Song... ENJOY!

until next time

Same place tomorrow

Style Reporter

StyleWalker: White Jeans

Name: Priscilla
Occupation: Forecasts Color
Fav designer: Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs (one of my favs too)
Fav Store: Zara
Fav peice of clothing: Her never worn Cobalt blue off-the shoulder double ruffle top.
Honorable Mention: White Jeans
Fashion Rules: "Tailor Tailor Tailor, Make sure the sh*t fits"
Style: Free-Spirit
What inspires her: COLOR COLOR COLOR
Fashion Diary:

Top: Mexican designer Pineda Covalin- $277.00
Jeans: Madewell- $110.00
Shoes: Canfora
Ring: TJ MAX fine jewelry- $200.00

What caught my attention was Priscilla's Blouse. I loved the silhouette, how it draped off her shoulder and of course the print. After I scanned her ensemble I noticed her white jeans (Must Have for the Summer ladies) and her beautiful jeweled sandals. I had to snap her! After chopping it up with her, I learned that her blouse is actually a Scarf. I was impressed! I also learned her white jeans are from Madewell down in Soho, and EVERY first Thursday of every month, you get 20% off!!! How dope is that? Take advantage of that people. Right when I was about to turn and leave, I noticed her ring... Gorgeous!

Priscilla nails her cool casual Summer Look, definitely Search.Style.Snap worthy!
Are you feeling her style?

until next time...


Style Reporter

Men's 5 Must Haves for Summer

Ok fellas, it took me a minute now I'm back with the jumpoff. (hahah)
After two days off, I'm up and running.  Here are the 5 Must Haves for Summer, or what's left of it.  

These 5 dope items will have you noticed, swaggerful; and if styled right... you will definitely have the next man "Jockin' your Fresh".

1.  Denim Jackets
I know some of you are saying, "Chee you are bugging, it's too hot"... Yes, you are right, but with this weather, the weather is cool enough during the day and evening to wear a denim jacket with some shorts paired up with a Tee, I definitely recommend a sleeve roll up.  The denim jacket adds a "Cool" "America Boy" swag to your get up.

2.  Yellow and Teal Watches

We see them everywhere the G-Shocks watches, but for the Summer, the Yellow and Teal colors are the "go-to".  These two colors scream Summer Swag.  Grab a graphic Tee with the same color direction and you are picture perfect.  Side note: I seen some dope Teal and silver blazers floating around that is a sure fit for the summer!! Lock in fellas, I won't steer you wrong.

3.  Mirrored Aviators

If these aviators don't scream SWAG I don't know what does.  These aviators will add the finishing touches to ANY fit, whether you are going suit flow, jeans or t-shirt, you are guarantee to look great!... Like a cop car.... hahah
side bar: I just ordered a pair last night *bbm embarrassed face*

4.  Air Yeezy

First let me just say, I'm tight they don't have these in ladies, tho I'm not a sneaker lover, I would cop a pair.  I know these are high to be "Nikes" but I'm a firm believer in High Low style and some things should be invested in, and these are one of them.  You can go Kanye flow on them and pair these sneaks with a straight leg jean and a solid color tee from American Apparel.  Or you can style it with some shorts, either way you will have people looking south of your ankles!  

5.  khaki pants or cargos

Same as Ladies Must Haves, khaki is a huge color for Summer.  Fellas run out and get your khaki cargos and/or Khaki pants.  Make sure you pay attention to detail on the khaki pants and opt for a cool fit and pocket details.  Try to stay away from the standard GAP khaki pants- you will start to look like a boarding school reject and that is never a good look, save those for work.

Here you have it, the 5 Must Haves that will make oyu the fashion life of the BBQ this Summer. 

Style extra:  Try out your Must Haves by pairing your khaki cargos with a Teal watch, Teal/Silver blazers, denim jacket (rolled up) and crisp white v-neck tee, add the finishing touches and throw on your mirrored aviators... Can you see it??? DOPE!!!!

Run out and get your Must Haves, send me some pics on how you styled them.

Happy Shopping!

Style Reporter