It may be premature, but what colors do you suggest for Spring if you don't like neon brights?
This spring I'm a big fan of small doses of neon mixed with neutrals. A pop of color is all you need to keep a look fresh and springtime appropriate. Creams, white and camel are perfect neutrals for warmer weather as they're not heavy like wintertime blacks and browns. I'm also loving mixing pastel hues from head to toe. Easter-egg shades are making a chic comeback.
I'm looking for long midi skirts that are chic but not grandma.
I'm not the biggest fan of the midi as I think it's a cut that doesn't flatter the majority of women, but if you're gonna do it keep it edgy instead of dowdy with a graduated hem, sheer overlay and chic colors.
- Mason by Michelle Mason Dipped Silk Crepe de Chine Skirt
- Alice + Olivia Ursala Stretch Silk-Chiffon Layered Skirt
- Miss Selfridge Oyster Wrap Drop Back Skirt
- Maison Martin Margela Brushed Matte-Satin Maxi Skirt
Must have shoes?
There are several pairs of shoes that every woman should have in her closet: (1) Nude peep-toe pumps are the ultimate leg lengtheners and go with everything, (2) black pumps are basic and sexy and can take you from the office to dinner and back again, (3) suede booties are best for fall and an go with either jeans or a cocktail dress to edge things out, (4) leather sandals are for those days that you just want to loose track of time and picnic in the grass, (5) ballet flats scream comfy goes to Paris, (6) casual boots are perfect for brunch and so versatile, (7) one word: easy, (8) black city boots are sexy, end of story.
I'm a man, and still wear white pants in the winter. Is this okay?
It's a well known 'fashion rule' that any white or light beige slacks should find themselves in the back of your closet between Labor Day and Memorial Day but I say rules are made to be broken. As long as your pairing your pants with winter-appropriate layers I'd say you're doing just fine. Fashion, first and foremost, should be about dressing in what you love.
Are multiple bracelets still 'in'?
Layered bracelets are something I've been seeing for a couple of seasons and they can be fabulous when done correctly! Remember to mix metals, styles, levels of chunkiness and add a menswear inspired watch to keep the look fresh and current.
- Michael Kors Two Tone Chronograph Watch in Gunmetal
- House of Harlow 1960 Engraved Triangle Bangle Set
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Hinge Bracelet
- Eddie Borgo 24-karat-gold-plated Silver Cone Cuff
I like to match my hair color to the seasons, should I go even further and match it to my clothes?
Changing your hair is a great way to switch up your style. Experiment with your hair as you see fit but never to match your outfit. It would be best to match your hair to how you're feeling!
What about animal print? Is it okay at the office?
If you're going to bring your spots to the office keep them subtle and classic. Your workplace is all about first impressions and while you want your first impression to be fierce, it shouldn't be ferocious! Animal print is a new neutral, as long as you keep your color palette muted and your pieces tailored.
Net-a-Porter... Animal Style
- Yves Saint Laurant Leopard-Print Silk-Satin Dress
- Ralph Lauren Black Label Cashmere Dress
- Giambattista Valli Leopard-Print Cotton Dress
White or colored business shirts? Long-sleeve or short-sleeve, what's appropriate?
Women should stick with long-sleeved tailored business shirts but can afford to be flexible with color and pattern as long as the item is paired with a blazer or pencil skirt/slacks. However, in a business professional environment men can wear either short or long-sleeved business shirts but should stick to classic colors such as white, black and blue. Short-sleeved shirts should never be worn with a tie and are better suited for casual Friday or a more lenient (read: creative) workplace.
Thongs or boy shorts?
Underwear are definitely a personal decision. I say as long as you're not wearing something in which you can see panty lines, be comfy!