Turn to page 18 for Style tips!
Turn to page 18 for style tips!

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!

Little Black Dress to Little Black Skirt

Trench Coat
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

Re-cinch Your Trench by fawkeshunter featuring alice olivia

White Button-Down
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.Bow and White Shirt

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!

Close Up Necklace and Collared Shirt

4 Comments on Everything Old is New Again

  1. Joanne
    January 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I love all the pictures of the model Rachel!

  2. Kellee
    January 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm (5 years ago)

    L.O.V.E. a good belt to fresh n’ an outfit! x

  3. Laura
    January 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Great stuff, Rachel!


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