Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ask and Ye Shall Receive!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

How To Wear Boots and Booties

My favorite thing about fall is getting a new pair of boots and this year the selection was outstanding! From the high end brands to the low end brands EVERYONE made beautiful boots! Over the knee, riding, mid-calf, ankle, high heel, flat, open toe and jewel toned; I was like a kid in a candy store, I wanted them all!

With all the new styles to choose from, you may be wondering how to wear them. Here are a few helpful tips and a boots and booties segment I did on Live Well HD Network's Mirror Mirror.


Over the knee boots:
Over the knee boots, in a high heel or flat, can be worn with leggings, skinny jeans or a short dress or skirt with tights. Keep the colors similar. Too many colors will break up the look, not to mention your body. Be sure to choose your boot carefully. The over the knee boot is meant to be luxe so choose one in a luxe fabric like suede or a supple leather. Watch out for a platform that is too high or ostentatious and stay away from patent leather. As I said before, the look should be luxe not "Pretty Woman".

Question: Can petite women wear over the knee boots?

Answer: Yes! If you are petite, choose a boot with a high heel . A boot with a small platform will elongate the leg and also give room for a longer heel making you look taller. Make sure you choose a boot that doesn't come up too high over the knee. If you are wearing a dress or skirt make sure that the hem comes slightly above the top of boot.
Stuart Weitzman made beautiful over the knee boots this year. (shown above)

Tall and Riding Boots:
Tall/high heel boots and riding/flat boots can be worn the same ways as the over the knee boot. They look great with short dresses and skirts (with or without tights), leggings and jeans.

Great boots by Kelsi Dagger.

Mid-Calf Boot:
The mid-calf boot is great back to skinny jeans or leggings with a jacket or tunic. If you have really great legs, try a short dress with tights! Keep the colors similar as this is a tricky look to pull off. You don't want to cut yourself off at the calves. If you have thick or athletic legs you may want to stay away from this boot height. Try an ankle boot instead.

Love this Jessica Simpson boot!

Ankle Boot:
The ankle boot is soooo versatile this year! Dresses, skirts, jeans (skinny and boot cut), leggings, jumpers, the ankle boot goes with everything. They come in fun colors, with hardware, cut outs and closed and open toes. So just enjoy them!

Question: Is it okay to wear tights with an open toe boot?

Answer: Yes!

Can't go wrong with this classic black Louboutin. I love this rich royal blue Marc by Marc Jacobs!

How To Tie A Long Scarf

Long scarves are one of the best trendy accessories out there! You can wear them all year long! They are great with coats and jackets of course but try jazzing up a pain tee shirt or dress . Here are a few super simple ways to wear a long scarf!
The Slip Knot:

1. Fold your scarf in half
2. Wrap the scarf around the back of your neck
3. Pull the two loose ends of the scarf through the looped end
4. Adjust to comfort...not to tight, it's meant to be a little loose
Styling tip: This look is good for wearing with jackets.

The Wrap Around: (My personal favorite)

1. Begin with the scarf at full length
2. Place the center of the scarf in the front
3. Cross the ends in the back and bring them back around to the front
Styling tips: The ends of the scarf don't have to be even in the front. Adjust them to make them a little off for an effortless cute look. This look is good for wearing with tees and tanks.

Variation on the Wrap Around:

Keep wrapping the scarf around until the ends are as short as you want them to be.

Over the Shoulder:

1. Place scarf around your neck
2. Take one end and toss it over your shoulder

The Hang:

1. Place the scarf around your neck and let hang
Styling tip: This look is great for jackets and tees.

The Twist:

1. Place the scarf around your neck
2. Hold both ends and twist one end until the whole scarf begins to coil up
3. Wrap the scarf around your neck one more time and knot
Styling tip: Another great look for a jacket!

Don't be afraid to play and get creative, that's what makes scarves a great accessory!