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Style Yourself Fabulous!


Photo Courtesy of Wayne Tippetts (Streetstyle Aesthetic)

If you think that you weren’t born with the “Rachel Zoe” or “Marian Kihogo” gene (pictured here) or if finding stylish clothing to fit your shape and personality is near impossible then this article is for you. Styling yourself appropriately can mean the difference between a great first impression or a lasting bad impression. It can sometimes even make or break getting the job you want. So we’ve compiled a few style tips that we’ve picked up over the years that are easy to remember and implement. These tips are sure to help bring out your inner stylista:

Tip #1: Want to rock this season’s hottest fashions without breaking the bank? Instead of investing in expensive clothing items that may not last more than one season, match the season’s latest accessory trends with a classic. For instance, this season pair a plain black dress with colorful suede pumps or a chain necklace.

Tip #2: Though the monochromatic look does work at times, adding a pop of color is a sure way to make a statement with any ensemble. Adding a turquoise necklace to a gray dress, red shoes to an all-black outfit or a colorful belt to a white button down shirt and jeans will make people take notice (and in a good way).

Tip #3: Jackets can be a wardrobe life saver. If you are especially endowed in the bust area or are a plus sized woman, try adding well-cut, structured jackets to your outfits. A well-cut and structured jacket helps to cinch you in much like a nice belt. They can help draw attention away from your trouble zones and towards the other areas of your body or they can simply be the statement piece around which the rest of your outfit is built.

Tip #4: The fit factor is ultra important. If you put on an item of clothing and it tugs, pulls, buckles or feels tight in any area that it shouldn’t then that’s your cue to do one of two things, either go up a size or don’t wear it. Some styles, no matter what size, just won’t fit well on your body and that’s okay. Just try on other shapes until you can isolate which one goes with your body the best, then look for that same shape in other styles, colors, etc.

Tip #5: It’s all about visual interest. When you go to pick out any article of clothing, look for the visual interest. The visual interest is some detail about that garment that makes it special and interesting to look at. For example, it could be really pretty buttons on an otherwise boring button down shirt, or a uniquely cut collar or perhaps even a bit of ruffle detail like this Rebecca Taylor blazer.

Do you have a keen eye for styling yourself? If so, share your stylist tips here.

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NY Fashion Week: What’s Coming for Spring 2010


NY Fashion Week 2010NY Fashion Week kicked off on September 10th to reveal what Spring 2010 has to offer. Though there is still one more day to go (it wraps up September 17th), we wanted to show you some of our favorites from the runway:
1. Christian Cota – Photo: Style.com
2. Tracy Reese – Photo: Essence.com
3. Badgley Mischka – Photo: Essence.com
4. Oscar de la Renta – Photo: NYTimes.com
5.  Diane von Furstenberg – Photo: InStyle.com

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The Vyne Reader Spotlight: Karissa George


Karissa George

Karissa George

Name: Karissa George

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Roles you play in life: Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Mother, Dog Lover, Director of Human Resources and Diversity for John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods.
Hobbies: Trying new meal and dessert recipes and exploring new cultures through international travel.
Education: Emory University and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
What is the last movie you saw?: Time Traveler’s Wife (Thumbs Down)
What is your favorite TV show?: Oprah
Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Stevie Wonder – “If it’s magic”
What is your favorite travel destination?: South Africa
What beauty product can’t you live without?: Prescriptives Virtual Skin accompanied by Virtual Matte Oil Control Pressed Powder. Coverage that you cannot feel is the key to my beauty selections.
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: Take long outdoor walks and focus on the simplicity and beauty of nature as a reminder of what God made and what He is capable of doing.
Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?: Hair style and fashion icon Victoria Beckham
What is your favorite restaurant?: Inside of this Emory educated woman who loves a medium steak from Rathbun’s Steak House or the butter fish from Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, there is a Southern bred girl who equally enjoys a Friday visit to Atlanta’s own JJ’s Rib Shack.
What words do you live by?: Always do your best because you never know when you are making a first impression.

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Fall Trends 2009: Part 2


Fall Trends- Part 2 Last week we gave you a preview of this fall season’s best fashion trends. This week we’re featuring the best fall has to offer in handbags and shoes. Happy shopping!

Chic Romanticism: Bows, flowers, and ruffles have been all over the runways for this coming season. Though still feminine, we see these accessories very refined and sophisticated.
1. Valentino Rosette Shoulder Bag
2. SANTI Clutch
3. Dollhouse Kim

Embellishments: Metal embellishments are being found all over shoes, handbags, and even jackets and jeans. Here are a few of our favorites:
4. Dolce Vita Studded Pump
5. Cole Haan Whitney Hobo
6. Nine West Vintage America Fiddle Boot

Color!: That’s right, you will see colors popping everywhere. Primarily in jewel tones like purples, deep blues, and greens, don’t be afraid to break away from the neutrals this fall.
7. Enzo Angiolini Elaya
8. Jupe Mesh Mid High Shoe
9. Prada Vitella Shine Hobo

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White House Style: Vogue Highlights Michelle and Desiree


Two White House fashionistas were featured in this week’s Vogue.com 10 Best Dressed list. Both Michelle Obama and Desiree Rogers were featured in stunning attire at events over the past couple weeks.

Michelle Obama Mrs. Obama rocked this Rachel Roy dress at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service event last week.

Desiree RogersDesiree Rogers looked ultra chic wearing this Barbara Tfank coat at the 9th Annual Michael Z. Bennahum Forum event in New York on June 18th.

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Suit Savvy: Dressing for Success


Photo By: Alex Beauchesne

Photo By: Alex Beauchesne

Are you a corporate woman looking to jazz up your drab wardrobe? Or a job seeker looking to punctuate your interview with a winning look? One thing is for sure, a savvy, well-made suit is a must have. We came across this fantastic multi-textured black suit by Zero + Maria Cornejo in the April 2009 issue of O magazine. We love the feminine silhouette and flattering neckline. Style it up with a great pair of earrings, a bangle or watch and of course a show stopping pair of shoes. Do you have a favorite suit or other power wardrobe pieces? If so, tell us about them. Post your comments and links to your favorite corporate wardrobe pieces here.

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Shoes We’re Loving


Patchwork d'Orsay Shoes

Patchwork d'Orsay Shoes

We are loving these Manolo Blahnik Patchwork d’Orsay shoes. At $795, we are going to admire them from a far for now. But a girl can dream, can’t she?

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