Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Fashion Life: Geo Mini Skirt

Hey people!

This is a new section of Search.Style.Snap called 'My Fashion Life'.  This part of the blog is when I randomly post about my life in this dope fashion world; from random style thoughts, random fashion purchases that I feel great about, a sale I was at, fashion questions, style debates... well you get the idea.  

So.... I just finished purchasing this super duper cute mini skirt from Forever 21.  I'm so excited about this buy, not only is this skirt so dope, I paid $9.80!  I HEART the price.  I'm a fashionista turned recessionista and I love a bargain. 


I live and die by the High Low fashion, your whole outfit does not have to be dripped in labels.  Its never what you wear, it's always how you wear it!!!! ;)  I always get the... 
Her: I love your fit, where did you get it? 
Me: HM! 
Her: Yeah right!... get my drift?

My new skirt is soooo giving me Rih Rih right now.  But it's a geo print and it is an update to the conventional stripe.  I'm excited to get it!
I'm taking my skirt with me on my vacation! :)

I think I'm going to bust out my skirt with my stylicious peep toe booties i told you guys about!!! aaooowwwww!

Let me know about your fashion life, email me stylistas!

until next time
same place tomorrow

Style Reporter

Utility White Shirt

Another one for the fellas,

When I open any man's closet and examine it, I should (and better) see a white button down shirt. This is a staple that every man should have in their wardrobe. It's an investment that will carry you through out the four seasons.

The great thing about 'staples' are, you can dress it up or dress your it down.

You can rock your white shirt with a dope tailored suit or dress it down with some jeans and converse.

I've noticed cool updates to the conventional white shirt; color blocking, Bib details, prints, cool detailing on the collars. My fav update is to the basic white shirt is the Utility White Shirt.

I love the utility shirt because it adds personality, youth, fun and comfort to the traditional white shirt.

All ages can rock it!

Styling tips: You can wear the Utility shirt with some jeans and sneaks or rock it with a straight leg denim and a great hard bottom shoe. For those hot days you can pair your utility white shirt with some cargo shorts (the khaki ones) and throw on a fresh pair of boat shoes (Let is be known I am a fan of the boat shoe).

The Utility shirt can carry you from day (work) to night (a cool trendy after work lounge)... how dope is that???

Try the following to get your cool Utility white shirt; Club Monaco Banana Republic Forever21 Express

Until Next Time
Same place tomorrow

Style Reporter

Style Rules: Kenneth Cole 10 Rules to Great Style.

This is strictly for the Stylistos,

In the August issue of Details Magazine, the mag has linked up with great American clothing designer Kenneth Cole to share his 10 Rules to Great Style.

Fellas check it out:

1. Clothing is maybe the single greatest form of self-expression. Whether you're fashion-impaired or fashion-inspired, I urge everyone to take a few extra minutes every day to contemplate the message you’re sending to the world.

2.If you wear a fragrance, make sure it doesn't arrive before you do and linger when you're gone.

3.Few people get dressed up today. Mix dressy with casual or rugged with refined. And one item should be more tailored. For example, if you're wearing a T-shirt, wear cleaner jeans. Wear a blazer with the jeans or a casual top with slacks. (I like this rule)

4.Beyond any other accessory, shoes will have a very significant impact on how you look—they make the whole outfit come together. There's that old adage that before you judge somebody you should walk a mile in their shoes. Then if you don't like them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. What you wear below the ankles is critical. (YES!!!!! and fellas like I said before, a woman notices your shoes before anything else.)

5.Establish a uniform, then layer in something new to make it fresh each day. I always have my white shirt, my jeans, and my boots. Then I mix up the rest. Some days I wear a graphic tee with a white shirt and a vest. The next, I might wear a white shirt, a V-neck sweater, and a pin-striped blazer. But the must-haves for every wardrobe are a white shirt and a comfortable blazer. (Staples are so important, its how you style those staples that will give you a different look every time.)

6.When all else fails, wear black.

7.Vests are the accessory of the season. They look great as an element of sportswear or with a suit—as long as they're not matching. It's about breaking up the suit and then wearing the pieces as separates. The jacket, with or without the vest, can be worn with jeans. The pants can be worn with sneakers, T-shirts, and hooded sweaters.

8.Patterns, like stripes, need to be very subtle. The message overall should be that you're not wearing a matched wardrobe (or on parole). Contemplate wearing a jacket that doesn't match your pants and a shirt that matches neither. Your belt and shoes don't have to match either, but there needs to be a sense that everything works together. (I'm a firm believer of having a strategic plan when planning your fit. Your fit should have a point of view)

9.You've done a good job if people see you and say, "You look great," as opposed to "Where did you buy your shoes, and how much did you pay for the jacket?" Your clothing choices should help present you.

10.No matter how long it takes you to get dressed, it shouldn't look like it took more than 10 minutes.

Details Mag has always been one of my favorite Men's magazine.
I recommend every man to subscribe to Details mag, no... you can not buy style, but you can definitely get inspired.

I was in the Kenneth Cole store in Soho about 2 weeks ago, his assortment is very young and fresh and most importantly... on SALE!!

I'm going to start working on Rules to Dope Style, Search.Style.Snap edition! HA!
If you want to contribute some of your style rules email me.

Until next time
same place tomorrow

Style Reporter