Anonymous: "I'm on the look out for preppy bathing suits right now, and while I adore the ones currently at J Crew, they are a little out of my price range. Any suggestions?"
Anonymous: "As a girl, what kind of fit should I be looking for in a button down?"
Number one rule is that it isn’t tight on your chest, any sort of button down that clings to your bust line does not look good. It’s all about a happy medium, they should never ever be anything close to tight but shouldn’t look like a baggy potato sac either, slim fit Ralph Lauren oxfords usually work for me.
Anonymous: "I love fall and winter fashion, but I'm afraid you kinda lose me around spring and summer, haha. I was wondering if you had any advice for easily looking put together and stylish during the warmer months? Maybe some things I could stock up on? :)"
One of my rules is to never be too bare. If I’m wearing shorts and sandals, I’ll try to pair them with a button down, or a light sweater. If I want to wear a sleeveless top, I’ll probably do cropped pants or lightweight denim instead of shorts. If I’m wearing a sundress that is strapless or sleeveless I’ll make sure to have a light blazer or cardigan to throw on top if I need to.
As for summer necessities, I’d say: classic shift dresses, more casual sundresses, not-too-short shorts, classic sandals, colorful ballet flats, a light weight cotton blazer, cotton cardigans, and lightweight blouses and button downs are all good options!
Anonymous: "do you know sites that have semi-formal dresses that aren't too expensive?"
Anonymous: "do you think it's possible to get an entire new wardrobe for $4000?"
I think so. Many (myself included) fall into the trap of thinking that a good wardrobe consists of having tons of options and/or top of the line brand everything. Really you’re better off having key staples that are of good quality, regardless of the name, and actually wearing what you have frequently instead of just letting it hang in your closet.
Blogs and magazines trick you into thinking you can’t wear the same thing twice, or that all your clothes have to be this season, and that’s just not true.
"Hi, I love your fashion taste! I work at a high end lingerie boutique, and am in need to add some colorful spring pieces to my outfits. Do you have any suggestions on where to start? I have a lot of basic, but I want to find some bright colorful spring pieces for work. Also a pair of colorful flats. Any suggestions? Thank you!"
Anonymous: "girl, 8th grade graduation. what do I wear?"