2013’s already bringing great things for Fawkeshunter– we’re featured in Diablo Magazine’s January issue! I offer some tips on how to reboot your style for the New Year by giving new life to staples we all have in our closets. The print article’s text-only, so I thought I would break down the tips in pictures here.
Little Black Dress
Turn your LBD into a skirt using a fitted sweater or blouse. It won’t work for every dress, those with a defined waist or a slim bottom-half silhouette are best. And, the dress doesn’t have to be black, any frock will work so long as the silhouette is right!
A simple swap of a belt keeps this classic from looking anything but boring. For daytime, think mixing textures and patterns to create interest and a defined waist. For evening, luxe up this staple with rich materials or shine. Day or night, consider the material and weight of your trench when selecting a new cincher. The heavier the fabric, the more substantial the belt.
Re-cinch Your Trench by fawkeshunter featuring alice olivia
The buttons on a button-down shirt of any color make it simple to change its neckline and the right accessories can transform the look. Being one of my favorite tricks in my own closet, I thought I’d fulfill a resolution and model some options for you.
Tie-front blouses are so hot right now, but a scarf and a white button-down can give you a one-of-a-kind spin on the trend. Pick your favorite scarf, fold it long and skinny and tie in a bow around your neck. Simple. Because I have a fuller chest, I make sure to leave my collar open and droop the bow so I have a bit of a slimming v-neck, but you can tie up tight, if you’d rather. I popped the collar and paired with a modern-cut blazer to avoid looking overly conservative.
The tips apply to any color button down. Swapping out the white, I love combining an evening-ready statement necklace (bonus double-duty from both pieces!) with my favorite denim shirt. Tucking the sparkle inside the collar mitigates the shine and adds some surprise sparkle to my look. I usually wear for day paired with jeans or casual trousers, but you could just as easily style it a great sequined or brocade skirt or satin pants for evening.
P.S. My in-house photographer hubby was working when I attempted my first-ever blog self-portrait session, so it was quite a scene/project. I promise to hone my skills, practice the standard blogger poses, as well as provide more scintilating backdrops than my living room in future. But for now, I thought you might enjoy this extreme close-up outtake that resulted when I set the camera up too close. I look like I’m attacking! Scary!