In my last fashion post I wrote of my lack of skill in stylishly adjusting to a change in the season/weather. I end up wearing a tank top with snow boots or a winter jacket and sandals. I happened upon a picture of the Spy and I from several Halloweens ago that illustrates this mismatch quite nicely:
Note the black winter jacket and the strappy red flats.
Since’s fashion DON’T’s are a lot funnier than fashion DO’S, I figured I’d step back into my black jeans and black boots and take another gig as fashion photographer to illustrate an important lesson about accessorizing. Again, we were jet set. Shooting on location:
Style Story: Pare Down
Baby donned just about every pink item she owns. It’s not that I dislike pink. Bubblegum pink roses are to die for. Pale ballet-pink paired with black is flawless. And there is a certain je ne sais quoi about a hot pink lip or shoe.
Style Story? To die for? Has Spy Garden been hijacked? Fear not. I’m writing direct from the world of haute couture, where words like “shoes” or “lips” must always be singular.
Sunglasses, bow, hat, coat. It’s TOO MUCH.
Take a page, Baby, from Coco and take off one accessory. Or all of them.
Helena Bonham Carter is a great actress but she may not be the best style icon for you, Baby.
Be it heavy layers, an overload of bright color or too many accessories you can make your face disappear.
Clearly, she doesn’t need accessories.
Clunky shoes are a DON’T too, Baby. There’s a reason Uggs starts with “U-G”. But they are cozy, and you’re two, so we’ll give you a pass on the boots (which for the record are just cheap fake Uggs). “A” for effort though on the lacy white socks, at least it makes the boots look ironic.
I could say something extremely cheesey here about how accessorizing to the max and wearing attention grabbing clothes detracts from the true beauty of the individual, but I am not a cheesey sort of person. And I think the pictures tell that story better than I can. It is a “Style Story” after all!