Ugh, sorry for the late post—I've had some technical difficulties today!
Anyway...as you all know, I haven't had the money to go shopping ALL summer. (Is that depressing as it sounds, or am I being a brat?) So, I've been forced to really make the best of what I've already got. I usually get sick of my clothes after a year or so, but the other day, I resurrected a cute skirt from my closet that I've had since college. I paired it with a basic white tee and my favorite ZARA sandals. I was feeling really good about my outfit until I had to select a purse. My sandals were a beige color, and I just wasn't sure what purse would go. Everything I had seemed wrong. I chose this cool vintage clutch my mom gave me, but I still didn't think it was right. I was self-conscious about the decision the entire day. Here's the outfit:
Being unsure about your outfit is the worst, right? Well, I decided to consult my firednfabulous fashion experts with this situation, so I'd know exactly what to do the next time this issue came up. Meet the experts:
Jenn Yoo: She's the accessories editor at Glamour magazine, and is one of my dearest friends in New York. Her sense of style is ri.dic.u.lous. Jenn is the most modest person I know. Whenever I compliment her on what she's wearing (which is every time I see her), she blushes and gets all embarrassed. It's so darn cute.
This pic was taken at the NYLON mag "Most Beautiful People" party. (Katy Perry performed—she was sooo good.)
Tiffany Gifford: Tiff is a fashion editor at Conde Nast Traveler magazine and a stylist to the stars! Her most recent client: The All American Rejects! The girl knows how to accessorize like no other. I can count on her rocking a cool beret, sick pair of sunglasses or a fierce layered chain necklace every time I see her. Like Jenn, she was one of my first friends in NYC—I have learned a lot from her about fashion over the years!
This pic is from a girls road trip to Boston. Tiff talked me out of wearing a long, green and white bold striped top and leggings that night. Doesn't sound so bad? Um, I wanted to wear the top as a dress!
Liza Collis: I have no idea where I'd be if it weren't for my sis. She knew she wanted to come to NYC straight after college to pursue a career in fashion. Six months later, I followed her here. She is a fashion editor at Women's Health magazine. I've been Liza's assistant on a few photo shoots, and she really blew me away with her creativity and decisiveness. I felt like a proud mom just watching her work! She's been a lifesaver this summer—I'm constantly shopping on her side of the closet :)
(I was getting sick of seeing myself in every pic—I'm sure you are too— so that's why Liza's rollin' solo on this one.)
OK, so here's what my "expert panel" had to say about my fashion dilemma:
Jenn: I like the combo! I'm not a fan of accessories being too matchy-matchy, plus who has the money to have a bag for every outfit? The beige sandals with the tan purse looks great. It's all about mixing neutrals with a pop of color!
Tiffany: I actually love the bag with this outfit! I think the general rule for matching is that there are no real rules. I think black can easily go with brown and vice versa. But, I generally feel like warmers colors, like the outfit in the pic, look best with brown and gold accents, and cooler colors are best paired with black and silver. The days of matching your bag, belt and shoes are bygone!
Liza: I prefer not to be too "matchy" with anything I'm wearing, especially accessories. Most of the time a perfectly matched bag and shoe looks too "Paris Hilton," unless of course it's all black. If I had to be nit-picky, I'd say the vintage feel of the clutch is a little dressy for the casual outfit, but other than that, good job!
Well, it looks like I didn't do too bad after all! What about you? Any fashion dilemmas or questions for my fabulous fashion experts? I'll have them answer your Qs for a future post!
I left a secure job at a teeny-bopper magazine to take a reporter position at a celebrity tabloid mag. Three months later I was fired. Follow me on my new adventures—they will be relatable, exciting and of course, FABULOUS!