General Fashion

What color sweater & shoes can wear I with a powder blue dress?

Powder blue dresses are so yummy and feminine. I think light color shoes are more flattering with light color dresses than dark shoes. However you can always wear black patent leather shoes with your dress. Nude color, tan, silver or gold color shoes all would look great with a powder blue dress. If you carry…

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How to find jeans that fit?

Finding jeans or pants that fit can be a real challenge. Determine your body type so that you can look for jeans or pants in a style that flatters you. Then try on a lot of pants in that style, from different brands. Once you find a brand or brands that make jeans or pants…

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What’s a Mandarin Collar?

A mandarin collar is a banded, stand up collar on blouses, jackets, dresses, etc. The name came from a feature on the gowns worn by the Mandarins in Imperial China. Mandarin collars can be found on both male and female clothing. They can have straight or rounded edges and meet at the center front or…

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Can I wear burgundy leather / suede pants to a dinner party?

Burgundy suede pants sound fabulous. Burgundy is such a beautiful color and suede is luxurious and dressy fabric.  Perfect for wearing to a dinner party. There’s no one perfect color combination so you are free to choose a top in a color that flatters your skin tone. Colors that would be great are, pinks, golds,…

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How can I wear a lacey turtleneck style top?

Lacey turtleneck tops are gorgeous, feminine, versatile and stylish. For an evening out where you want to be dressed up you can pair a lacey turtleneck style blouse with a long or short skirt or your favorite pants in a dressy fabric such as silk, satin or velvet. For daytime dress up your jeans with…

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What is Americana Style?

Americana style is a celebration of patriotism. It is made up of elements from Native American dress, western work wear, and what pioneer women wore living and working on the ranches across America. It is all about ease, casual and comfort. We are having a revival of the Americana trend. Prairie dresses and skirts, large…

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What color top can I wear with maroon pants?

Maroon pants are a perfect color for now. Anything in maroon is très chic this season! Maroon / burgundy is a dark red, brownish color that represents sacrifice and bravery. Maroon is versatile going with numerous colors. Colors that will work with maroon or burgundy color pants are light or dark blues, pinks, yellows, light…

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Are ankle boots office appropriate?

Ankle boots are office appropriate in some work environments. They definitely look fine in the fashion world and creative type offices /companies.  If they are worn with pants or classic clothing (in good taste) they can work in some more formal offices. In good taste means clothing that is not too short, too tight, too low-cut…

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