STYLE GURU STYLE: Crop it Classy

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One of the founding women of fashion taught us that “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” To go against her word would simply be blasphemy. Never one to anger the fashion gods, the Tracy Reese spring 2014 ready-to-wear show upheld this commandment.

The collection offered an wide array looks. There were strong classic black and white outfits as well as many brightly hued garments. Pieces were cut in many different styles ranging from midi A-line skirts to billowing board shorts to cutie crop tops. There were cha-cha worthy hemlines as well as varsity inspired bomber jackets. The collection was wearable for women of all shapes and sizes, going to work, wedding showers or Sunday picnics!

There was a lot of variability but on common thread (excuse the intentional pun): sensuality. The women on the runway are able to convey a sense of strength, sensibility and sexiness by not giving too much away. Even when the cut-outs are sheer, the rest of the body is covered. The crop tops reveal only an inch or two of the models’ midriffs, leaving much to the imagination.

I am a big believer that if you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you have great, strong gams, show ‘em off in some daisy dukes. Let your toned back shine through in a backless dress. Heck, even a little cleavage never hurt anyone. However, if I see one more young lady in too-tight tiny shorts paired with a crop top that exposes 95% of her torso, I don’t know what I will do. It is summer, and even in Pennsylvania it gets hot, so I feel the desire to simply wear a bathing suit most days. However that is not an option. If you are having trouble figuring out how to achieve the sexy-classy balance, look to Tracy Reese’s show for some inspiration.

Get My Look: 1. Edgy graphic crop top. 2. Boldly-colored maxi skirt. 3. Comfy flip flops.


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