It’s no secret that everyone is a little strapped for cash these days. When the economy struggles, prices go up and designers cut back on their collections. Most people can barely afford to cover daily expenses, let alone shop for new clothing. But we do have some good news - (never fear) Vasil is here! When asked about fashion during times of hardship, our brilliant stylist said:
In the past, economic crisis has pushed people to be more open-minded and creative with what they wear. Coco Chanel helped revolutionize the traditional woman’s wardrobe by introducing ladies’ pants into her collection. Up until that point, most women simply borrowed pants from their husbands!
Vasil also gave us some great tips on how to transform a simple outfit and go from simple and plain to chic and unique by utilizing different accessories – without spending a lot of cash!
Read more for Vasil’s advice on accessorizing!
Scarves are a wonderful way to update and alter your look because there are so many different ways to wear them, such as:
1. The Belted Scarf, for a playful look
2. The Twist Tie, a unique way to decrease the bulk of your scarf, so you can wear it more comfortably
3. The Shoulder Wrap, for more sophisticated style
For more info on how to wear scarves, check out our Scarves 101 videos!
Jewelry adds a focal point to your outfit. Colorful jewelry easily adds pizazz to an otherwise mediocre look. Jewelry can also transition your outfit from day to night and to fit different occasions with ease!
Vasil predicts that belts will be a very popular accessory in 2009 and will be used to cinch cardigans, dresses, high-waisted bottoms and tops of all types! Belts help update the shape of an ensemble while accentuating feminine curves.
Footwear and legwear provide many opportunities for chic transitional wardrobes. Don’t worry about which shoes or leggings you’re “supposed” to wear with that skirt – add a pair of fun tights or bright pumps for an unexpected look. Leg warmers can add a stylish twist while keeping you warm and cozy!
What does Vasil says is the best accessory of all? Attitude! No matter who you are, if you stay focused on the positive, it will make your look shine. Remember to approach style with an open mind – there has never been a better time to experiment!
Got some tips of your own? Leave a comment! Also, be sure to check out our Accessorize! Sale (but hurry, the sale ends this Friday at midnight)!