6 Ways To Wear Platform Sandals

According to Vogue US, platform sandals are the shoes for this summer. Well, I’m not going to be one of the people who are embracing this trend cause it is too high for the menopausal me, but for those ladies who are going for it, here are a few ways to rock it:

An easy way to do it is to pair the platform with wardrobe staples, like a jeans skirt and a chambray shirt. And yes, you could do the denim with denim combo or add some other color to your chambray shirt, like a light pink. The platform could be any color, but a brown one is always a sure bet. So, a brown bag. And yes, you can mismatch the bag and the sandals, wearing leather platforms and suede bag. Or vice-versa.

And your favorite sunnies could close the deal. Yep, I intentionally left the belt out. Cause you don’t have to wear one, if you don’t want to.

In this mid-skirt and sweater look you could go safe with a brown platform sandals or fun with a floral or printed one. A burgundy bag to add some color but still within the neutral palette.

And again, some sunnies to play along.

You can also take the boho lane and bet in a flowing top with long necklace or necklaces, a flare jeans, a statement stoned ring and your favorite sunnies. Here the staple brown platform and brown bag.

And yes, you can wear brown bags and/or shoes/sandals and go for a black sunnies. No problem at all.

You can also wear a dressier but not that much dress in white and a printed or in living color platforms. And a small bag in a neutral shade. Because you don’t need to mix and match shoes/sandals and bags. All you have to do is coordinate them. Make sure they complement each other.

Here a two dressed up looks: one with a cocktail dress and the other with a jumpsuit. Both red. But it could be in any color. Black, included. The platform is mix of silver and gold, the perfect match to any dressier look.

The bag is a small one, dressy but not all the way. To give a high-low vibe.

How To Wear A Fanny Pack For Her

When I was writing the title I misspelled for Funny Bag and after that I thought it was called a Funny Pack. Hehehe But let’s be honest, it is a funny little bag, indeed.

And yes, although the fanny pack is highly practical is not the most flattering bag to wear. For most people. For some, it could actually look even cool. And this was the case for one TV character: Fiona Glenanne (played by Gabrielle Anwar). Back then when Burn Notice was on the air (from 2007-2013) and the fanny pack was still a major fashion no-for-Christs-sake-no, she rocked the funny pack. Or should say hip bag? Because sometimes, maybe for a cooler approach the funny pack is referred as a hip bag. Because that is exactly what a fanny pack is, after all. At least in Fiona’s way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But anyways, going back to Fiona, if by any chance you want to give a go to this current trend of wearing a fanny pack (that is again a fashion must-have, if you don’t know yet), look for Fiona’s looks for major inspiration. Up to now I have never seen someone wearing a fanny pack (or a hip bag) better than she does. She makes it cool, fashionable, sexy, alluring. Even back then I thought so. And I still do nowadays looking back to her looks. She is my inspiration when I try to make a funny pack wearable. Check for yourself if I am right or not:

Photos: USA Network.
Photos: USA Network.

She makes casual look sexy with a splash of boho vibe. And of course that you can lower the short/skirt/dress hems till it meets your comfortable zone. Or just bet on your favorite pair of bootcut/flare jeans and a wedge with basic so-you t-shirt or a boho flowing top to rock it. In Fiona’s way.

And last but not least: the kind of fanny pack you choose is highly important. Her favorite fanny pack is very stylish leather one. Take a visual note of it.

6 Ways To Wear A White Sneaker For Her

And yes, a white sneaker that is flat has a more street vibe than the ones a little bit higher made for running or other exercises. They look more polished and put together.

Having said that, here are 6 ways to wear your white sneakers

Photos: Vogue Magazine, Flickr.
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With that perfect summer dress. Printed or in a solid color. Short, midi or maxi. Flowing or more body conscious. The same can be said to skirts. They all could make a great duo with a white sneaker.

And yes, the look here is pretty casual but you can give a little upgrade on it. Just have a look at the looks below:

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Those looks are a little bit dressier than the ones before but still pretty much casual. The skinny jeans, the tapered cuffed/cropped pants, the leggings… all great options to rock the white sneakers. Other pants like tailored ones, bootcuts and straight pants are also a possibility.

On the top, tunics, flowing tops, sweaters, t-shirts, blouses, camis and shirts are good options. Cardigans, blazers, coats and jackets are all welcome.

One good idea is to pair your white sneaker with an all black look. It gives a chic, dramatic vibe. Or a look with all light shades that makes a much more smooth look, but quite elegant.

Take your pick.

From The Runways: Joie Fall 2019

Joie is a Californian brand that evokes a feminine, effortless elegance for the contemporary women, a brand that is what I call affordable chic. And what I mean by affordable chic is that they have clothes that are very much down to earth understated elegant on its aesthetics and not too expensive but not cheap at all on its price point. Joie is indeed one of my favorite American brands. Love to shop there when I am in New York. And they show their collections during Paris Fashion Week that is happening now. For Fall 2019, here are 6 looks that could go straight to someone’s real life lookbook.

Photos: Vogue Runway.
Photos: Vogue Runway.

The pieces that most called my attention were the dresses. They all could go from day to night by changing the accessories. Think flat sandals, ballerina flats, wedges and boots for day and heeled boots, high-heel sandals, peep toes or a striking flat sandal (or ballerina flats) for night. And the purse should follow the same vibe. Actually if you decide to wear those boots to any of the dresses, you could go day through night with the look. The purse would give a better idea if you are dressing it a little down or up.

And if the weather gets colder, you can always wear a warm coat or a cardigan on top of it. Stockings are also a good warm option as well.

Among the dresses a good idea for a pants’ look. A blouse with a sweater vibe and cropped pants with mid ankle boots. Very Californian chic, I would say.

Still About The Oscars: The Power Of Wearing The Right Shade Of Color

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab.
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When Julia Roberts showed up on stage to present the last award of the Oscar night she wowed everyone. She looked amazing, prettiest as ever, radiant, right? And looking at her, we can see she was quite simple: her dress, her make up, her hair, even her jewelry. All gorgeous but very understated. And yet she was glowing.

And the biggest trick here was simple: she was wearing the perfect shade of pink for her complexion. Of course that the perfect shade of hair color also helped a lot… Like a lot, but it is all about the right shades of colors. That is why she looked sensational, regardless.

And taking a cue from her styling… if you are gonna wear an one shoulder dress that is how you accessorize with jewelry: a bracelet and earrings. And yes, you could wear ring or rings as well but necklaces are usually not a good option in here. By the way, her set of gorgeous jewelry was from Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao.