Back to Basics

Neutrals are my favorite fashion staples, not only because they are easy to mix and match, but they allow you to be the statement, rather than your clothes. Here are some ideas:

Light neutrals are a great transition from spring to summer. I particularly love the tight dress with the oversized, asymmetrical cut sweater. I would wear platforms just to make the shoes look less painful, but hey, to each his or her own.

Another tight dress from American Apparel with an oversized cardi. Simple, basic, yet chic.


This neutral maxi is stunning on its own, but the statement belt, fun necklace, and oversized ring only enhance the look.


Feel free to experiment with jewelry, hair, and makeup when you stick to the basics!



Going Backless

It’s no surprise that Spring 2012 is all about the open back. Models seem to have no problem rocking this look, but what about the rest of us? I recently purchased this backless bra. It has adhesive to prevent slippage, and you can even trim the tabs (there are lines for guidance) for a custom fit. I haven’t tried it yet, as spring has not yet fully sprung here in Vermont, but I am hoping for good things.

I’m curious, what are some of your tips and tricks for wearing backless fashion?


Asymmetrical: The hi lo fad

About a year ago I took a jersey circle scarf, synched it in the back, added a few stitches, and voila! I had myself an asymmetrical tube dress. I put it on one night to go out, and one of my best friends complimented me on it. I explained to her that I felt kind of weird in it, since it was a hemline that [at the time] was basically unheard of. She reassured me by saying that it was a huge trend in Australia (she had studied abroad in Queensland), and the girls there were wearing it everywhere from class to nights out. Well, fast forward a few months to Spring 2012 fashion, and here we are – seeing the hi lo hemline all over. There are so many ways to rock this look, and I am loving all of them.

There is the classic asymmetrical dress. A short dress with a soft, charming dip in the back. This look is perfect for girls who don’t commit much to trends, and those who are less adventurous when it comes to wearing bold fashion. It’s also perfect for, well, pretty much anybody.

Then there is the edgier approach to asymmetry: wearing it on the side. This makes a louder statement, but can still be as soft or as hard as you choose to make the look. I like this because it adds an extra element of drama to an outfit, as well as a bit of sex appeal and mystery. Keep the hair simple if you choose to go with this look.

Another option is the flouncy asymmetrical skirt. This girly approach to the trend is so fun, and almost ethereal. I can’t help but think of a [super stylish] fairy when I come across this look. Styling the asymmetrical skirt can be kept super sweet, or made more daring by wearing a bustier on top.

There are a ton of designers integrating a range of asymmetrical hemlines into their spring collections, so finding the right style for you shouldn’t be too difficult. If you are having trouble finding something you like, feel free to contact me. I have a wide array of resources and would be happy to help. xoxo