Interior designers make a living off designing spaces that are creative, welcoming and color coordinated. The job of a Fashionista isn’t that different. You see, every day we hope to create looks that stand out from others, make us approachable and present a totally in-sync color palette. In other words, us fashion-forward folks want to be creative, welcoming and coordinated too. A Fashionista can give herself a pat on the back if her color coordination works from head to toe, but she can give herself a round of applause if she happens to be decked out in designers, as well.
After 14 years of living in a house that my lovely mother would describe as “French traditional meets the Hamptons,” I’ve acquired a certain fondness for neutral palettes. From this top full of gold and browns, to a camel Chanel purse and deep brown Hermès belt, I found a Fashionista who would blend in marvelously with the center-hall colonial I call home. Her shorts, sandals and gorgeous hair color are just added bonuses to the overall palette.
It’s summertime, and that means you should be showing as much skin as possible. Bronzed legs in short shorts—check! A scandalous moment with a hot backless top—check! This top is sexy, and can work for both day and night with a variety of options, like white shorts, white jeans or maybe a white skort. Sticking with the color scheme, try a gladiator that fits in the palette like this Duccio Venturi sandal.
However, every room needs a few tchotchkes, and apparently a camel Chanel bag is the accessory translation of the antique Chanel book in my living room. Although Hermès makes some beautiful items for the home, I think this Fashionista and I can agree that we’d much rather sport our Hermès on our wrists and waistline. A belt and bangle are the perfect finishing touch needed to tie the whole room, I mean outfit, together.
As the saying goes, we are all empty canvases waiting to be filled with colors of our choice. This Fashionista and my mother may have chosen the neutral route, but the palette possibilities are endless. Unlike my French traditional style home, you can change your color palette at anytime!
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “It’s not all about what you wear; it’s about how you wear it. It shouldn’t take a fortune to make a pretty outfit. What a good outfit really requires is confidence and carrying yourself like a true Fashionista. Hey, if a couple labels get thrown at you along the way, enjoy it and c’est la vie!”