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Well, favorite readers, Thanksgiving is over and even my leftovers are finished! Hope yours are too, because Christmas cookies are about to make an appearance and the fudge, prime rib, goose and cakes are right behind! So how do we get through the Christmas party season stylishly but with some degree of comfort? The answer is one hyper-trendy but totally stylish word-LEGGINGS!
Yes, I know. You thought leggings were gone, never to return. But I gotta tell ya, leggings are very much "in" now and they are everywhere! The difference between then and now? The old style had you wearing black leggings with a patterned sweater. On trend now? Patterned leggings with a solid sweater or tunic. And these patterns are IDEAL for holiday parties, because they are being shown in metallics, animal prints and bold color combos sure to make you feel, and look, festive!
Leggings go perfectly with today's ankle boots but for fun, try them with your over-the-knee boots! Keep the sweater simple and go for the gusto of big hoops or statement earrings. Looking fab AND wearing an elasticized waist? It doesn't get any more comfortable or fun! So wow your party pals with your great outfit, all the while knowing that you have "room" to indulge! And remember......"trend is today, but style is forever"!!!!
There was a new trend coming down the runways this spring-cropped flared jeans and pants. You've seen the look.....regular flared jeans that stop about four inches above the ankle. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, your stylist has two words for this trend-DON'T BOTHER!
To use a highly technical term, this trend is just dorky. Even on supermodels this one looks WRONG. The pants start to flare around the middle of the calf and no shoe can make them look like anything but high-waters. Most women just look like they're wearing their daughter's ( their 5 inches shorter daughter's) jeans. At best they look awkward; at worst, dumpy and ridiculous. They violate every fashion mantra I've ever HEARD, much less used.......they make you look short, clumsy and poorly fitted, and oddly like a little Vietnamese refugee. ( Are ya getting the idea? I don't like them !)
Hopefully this is a trend that will come and go sooner than a Dairy Queen milkshake, but it perfectly illustrates my point when I paraphrase Mlle. Coco Chanel, saying "'Trend' is today, but 'style' is forever"!!!!