It may come as a shock to some of you, but fashion sense is not something one is born with. Earl and I would not be half as well dressed (Ms. Mommy sometimes lets us wear or pajamas all day) if it weren't for the influence of one of our favorite people. You might call her a fashion icon, but we simply call her Auntie Amelia! Today my aunt has graciously agreed to sit down with me for a brief Q&A.
Auntie Amelia, how would you best describe your own sense of style?
I like to call it "classic casual".
What is your favorite, current, fashion trend?
Pastels and soft neutrals. I'm especially loving these paired with the ruffles and lace which are coming out this spring!
What is your least favorite fashion trend?
There are two trends I'm going to warn you about - and these are pieces of advice that will carry you through your years to come:
1. Crochet. Please don't wear it unless it is a present from G.G. or some other auntie.
2. Pastel Nail Polish. I understand you will go through stages later in life (and that Ms. Mommy thinks this trend is perfectly okay and has already bought you some pastel blue polish), but if you don't know what to do with your colors, a shade of pink will always work well.
What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is "fashion challenged"?
The most important thing in your wardrobe to have are the nice "essential" pieces (i.e. black tops, nice jeans, classic blazers). Once you have the essentials, you can change accessories and add fashion pieces to match the current trends. Spend more on the basics that you can wear across the seasons and you'll have more to spend on those fun pieces as they come and go.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012