Fashion essentials are hard to define. High fashion may require an outrageous hair style; business fashion a basic suit; bar fashion that plunging neckline…but what exactly is essential to be fashionable? For everyday fashion essentials it’s as simple as — sing along here girls… head, shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes!
Head – Earrings are a true fashion essential for women. Gone are the days when, as my mom used to say, only gypsies have pierced ears. There are a few basic earrings that are essential for every girl: the classic pearl (for dinner with his parents, your grandma or your boss), the diamond stud (grab and go stand-by for EVERY occasion), your fave (gold or silver) hoops (casual and fun), and the sexy dangle (drawing HIS attention to your neck where he just might want to spend some time later).
Shoulders – OK, well, not exactly your shoulders. We all know that fashion starts from the skin out. A good, comfortable (YES, they do exist) bra is the most MUST of any fashion essential. Rule #1: get fitted…there’s that old rumor that most of us are walking around in the wrong size…true ladies…buck up and get the sweet lil’ sales girl to measure you (takes but a second). PLEEZ (read that as several syllables long) do NOT buy your Mom’s boring basics. Have a little lace…sexy is as sexy wears (Bra on left = Wacoal: Embrace Lace T-Shirt Underwire Bra, $57)! Who among us is feeling so fit that we can skip that workout? Be sure to get a good, non-binding (seriously here), yet supportive sports bra — a fashion essential for workouts and play (Panache: Maximum Control Ultimate Underwire Sports Bra, $68).
Knees – Knees, legs, bottoms…good jeans = All-American fashion essential. You can pick out a traveling American in almost every country by her jeans (Dark blue - Daytrip Aries Skinny Stretch Jean, $53 & Light blue - BKE Culture Boot Stretch Jean, $83). Jeans are required for bars, games, parties and even casual Fridays at work! Spend a little extra time, money and, yes, maybe frustrating effort & invest in good jeans. Good jeans are form-fitting and flattering from the front and from behind. Your perfect jeans are out there — invest in this fashion essential!
Toes – Basic black heels are your toes’ fashion essential. We’ve all heard that you must have a little black dress. Agreed. Find those on any website. However, what will you wear with that dress, your jeans & hot top, your business suit, your shift dress, your mini skirt, etc.? The basic, but HOT, little black heel is a key fashion essential for work and play (Calvin Klein Women’s Dolly, $69 on left & Madden Girl Getta, $50 on right)!
Fashion essentials for your head, shoulders, knees and toes…now you know!