I personally, prefer the correct spelling, don't know about you, but when I splurge I want to make sure I got the real deal :)
Shorts, Shorts, Shorts For the Summer
Yes, we all know that for great shorts' legs you need to do lots and lots and lots of SQUATS. I'm not here to tell you that! Come on! You know me better than that!
I believe squats or none we all deserve the right to wear (Jeans) shorts over the summer months. It is hot enough over the summer, so worry not I won't make you sweat any longer. I will just help you get your best look while choosing the shorts you love!
Jeans Shorts - Really? Should I? Is it age appropriate? Day or night? How can I pull the look? Heels or flats? Which one? How? WHAT?!?
So many styles! Cut off shorts, or knee length shorts, or fold over shorts, mid calf, shorty shorts, or WHAT?!? ...
Dress up or casual dress down? pseudo sexy or all the way out there?
I will guide you thru the best secrets to put together the "casual I never put any thought into it" look for the shorts!
So many questions for such an itty bitty piece of clothing right?!?
How to wear your jeans shorts:
Rule number 1 - be comfortable, be you!
Any style goes as long as you are comfortable, cut offs, shorty shorts, or even mid thigh. Just make sure you are comfortable in how you look in them and feel in them, take a look on a 3 way mirror and make sure you cover all the angles you want to cover. Remember if you feel uncomfortable you look uncomfortable! So feel it first!
Rule number 2 - Only 1 statement piece!
You do not want to be a fashion caution sign! Make a statement with one clothing item ONLY.
Think about it, you are already wearing shorts. Your legs are bear, and unless you are a Victoria's Secret Super-model - which most of us are not - you will need a statement piece, besides the shorts of course :). One chance to impress!
If you choose a white T shirt, or just a plain old top, then the killer item would be the killing shoes.
If you decide to go with plain old flats, then, a super sexy revealing top will do the trick.
Get it? the statement piece is the shoes or the top, this way you distract from the shorts to a better fashion piece, because, who wants to do all those squats ?!?
Rule number 3 - Wear a Purse - Why does it always goes back to the purse? LOL
A MUST: Always wear a purse. Weather it's day or night always add that touch - that will make your outfit complete. I know, I can't live without a good purse, clutch, bag, oh well :)
Shorts - any shorts
One statement piece - top or shoes
One plain piece - top or shoes
The Finale - a great purse!
I think now you can have a better idea of how to mix and match your clothing with the jean shorts, or any shorts, and draw attention to what you want!
As you can see above the boring old button down classic shirt is paired with sexy killer shoes, and this works :) - I would add an oversized purse like the Saint Laurent Sac du jour and it is a wrap!
Now enjoy your shorts choice.
Birkin or Birkin style?
Birkin or Birkin style? Many rumors, Many opinions, let's get down to business!
WE ALL WANT A BIRKIN! Don't we? Of course we do! Why don't we all own one? Well, until they are priced reasonably and are available to all, like all designer bags, we can only dream of that. Fact is - most of us will never own one, not even touch one. But we have all seen one. If not in real life, then of course, carried around by our favorite celebrities, just pick one: Kim Kardashian, of course, J. Lo - check! Shall I go on?
Hermes even came up with its own industry of silk scarves produced just for this precious bags - called the Twilly - a thin long silk scarf to wrap around the handles of the bag, so we can keep it free of body oils and stains.
Check please? Sure! Birkin bag around - 15000$, add a pair of twillies, 400$. Total about 16000$ plus taxes.
Now let's say we have almost 16000$ to spare, don't think you can just go and buy one. No, no, no you are to naive - speaking in Birkin lingo. There is a wait list of years. Not only that, you need to be registered with the brand to have bought at least one Birkin before. Not done yet! You also need to show a track record of buying other Hermes items as well, to show you Love the Hermes Brand, not just the Birkin. You see - they won't just sell it to you, until you prove to them that you are worthy of carrying a Birkin, Hermes bag.
If you can't beat them join them!
Riding on the trend above, many high end Fashion houses, and other mass production main stream brands, joined in the party. They figured if we cannot beat them - Join them!
You can call them imitation I call them inspiration!
This is the reason why Dior, Fendi and Saint Laurent bags are so popular these days! They have all gone Birkin style at a fifth of the price of a birkin. What am I talking about you ask? Here we go!
Peekaboo - FENDI
Meet the Fendi Peekaboo, like its inspiration the Birkin, comes with its own line of twillies, and can be pre-wrapped at the Fendi boutiques. Comes in all colors of the rainbow almost, and in 4 sizes, to fit any budget. From about 1500$ to 4000$.
DIOR - Diorever
Meet the Diorever, or should I say The birkin style bag, from the Dior Fashion house. Ranging from about 3000$ to 3900$, comes in 3 sizes. Gorgeous, featuring 2 handles, a flap, a main buckle and two side circular magnets. Reminds you of something?
SAINT LAURENT - Sac Du Jour
Meet SAINT LAURENT's Sac Du Jour. The closest design to the Birkin, in my opinion, and at the best price. If this doesn't scream Birkin, then I will! At about 3000$ for the largest size, and now, get ready for this, comes pre-wrapped in, especially made ,Saint Laurent twillies... Did you scream Birkin yet?
Just looking around at all the fashion houses, you can see they are all making Birkin style inspired bags ranging from the hundred's of dollars (For example Coach) to the thousands (For example Louis Vuitton).
The Louis Vuitton City steamer, coming from one of the biggest houses of fashion, comes to prove this is not a copy or an imitation, but truly a trend set to inspire all fashion houses to do the same.
I guess the Birkin bag is not just a bag, but one of the biggest inspiring trends for this season!
I say - enjoy the ride, go Birkin style at your own budget!