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Category: style commandments

Style Reset

Style Reset

Well, we’ve passed the halfway point in January, month of 31 long days—actually short days and long nights—with nary a holiday in sight—well except for, of course, National Cheese Lover’s Day on the 20th With the effects of turning the calendar to a new year still […]

Style Commandment #9

Style Commandment #9

Thy Shalt:  Turn Style Into Substance Style is about more than just your wardrobe. Style extends to who you are as an individual. Your clothes, your home, the way you live, should all reveal something about you. Your style reflects your tastes, your experiences, your ideas and […]

Style Commandment #8

Style Commandment #8

Thy Shalt:  Turn The World Into Thy Runway Dress like the world is watching. Walk like you mean it.   POST ARTWORK: Robert Best SEE THE SERIES: Style Commandment #1: Thy Shalt: Wear Clothes That Fit Style Commandment #2: Thy Shalt: Create A Signature Style Commandment #3: Thy Shalt: Be […]

Style Commandment #7

Style Commandment #7

Thy Shalt:  Live & Learn      A faux pas isn’t fatal. There are no fashion police.   POST ARTWORK: Robert Best SEE THE SERIES: Style Commandment #1: Thy Shalt: Wear Clothes That Fit Style Commandment #2: Thy Shalt: Create A Signature Style Commandment #3: Thy Shalt: Be Daring  […]

Style Commandment #6

Style Commandment #6

Thy Shalt: Break the Rules Put pink with red; wear white after Labour Day; match denim with pearls—be a fashion rebel. Don’t let anyone tell you what to wear. Don’t follow trends. Set them.   POST ARTWORK: Robert Best SEE THE SERIES: Style Commandment #1: Thy Shalt: Wear […]

Style Commandment #5

Style Commandment #5

Thy Shalt:  Never Let Fashion Get In the Way of Style At a certain point, you figure out your style—what looks good on you; what you like—and, just as importantly, what you don’t. Fashion changes at dizzying speed. Once your aim is to dress stylishly rather […]

Style Commandment #4

Style Commandment #4

Thy Shalt:  Improvise, Improvise, Improvise Remember Scarlet O’Hara (Gone With the Wind)? She needed a fancy dress, was out of money, and so made one (well, got Mammy to) out of the green velvet curtains from Tara. That’s improvising. To say nothing of a whole lot of determination and a large measure […]

Style Commandment #3

Style Commandment #3

Thy Shalt: Be Daring Oh, go on, be a drama queen!  In your dressing. Who says you can’t wear sequins, beads, feathers—a tiara—if you want to? A bit of dramatic flair makes whatever you’re wearing a whole lot more interesting. You have the bravado to pull it off. […]

Style Commandment #2

Style Commandment #2

Thy Shalt:  Create A Signature Do you have something defining about how you dress or look? A red lip? A penchant for hats? I was once described as, That woman who always wears dresses. A signature style is like your fashion calling card. Think of Gwen […]

Style Commandment #1

Style Commandment #1

Thy Shalt:  Wear Clothes That Fit If you remember only one rule from this series, make it this one. Tailored clothes are what separates the dressed from the well-dressed. When choosing your wardrobe, cut, colour, and detailing are all important considerations, but fit is the most […]