Brenda’s closet. Day 53.

It’s part of my job to know about fashion, to know what’s current, what’s coming and what’s passe.  It’s not easy.  We read dozens of magazines and newspapers every week.  We watch a lot of TV— reality shows, shopping shows, and news shows–anything that shows us what women are currently wearing.  It seems to me that one thing remains constant in fashion—it’s everchanging.  What ‘s hot in one magazine, doesn’t even get a mention in another.  Sometimes, everyone agrees.  The question remains..what to wear?

It can all be very confusing, but I can help you. Pay attention to how people react to what you wear.  Generally , if you see them whispering and giggling while pointing at you, you know the outfit is bad. Or your skirt is tucked into your underwear.  If they say that your outfit is interesting, don’t wear it again.  You don’t want to embarrass your family.

Your best bet is to wear things that are somewhat classic.  Wait–I don’t mean boring. You can’t go wrong with a black pencil skirt, or a nice pair of narrow black pants. Add a classic white shirt and a nice cashmere cardigan, or a great jacket. Add beautiful accessories like a wonderful scarf, a gorgeous purse, or a handsome piece of jewelry.  Think Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn.  Their style is timeless—you can go anywhere in the world dressed like that and be right.  Stay with classic pieces that work for you, and then add something wonderful and unexpected for the POP!  You want to be noticed for how beautiful YOU look, not your clothing.

My mother always looked amazing. She had never wore a bad outfit.  She bought good things that were classic , but kept an eye on trends, so she could tweak her wardrobe with small things.  She was always admired, and there is not one picture of her in an outfit she would regret.   I don’t know if I can say that, but I’m working on it.

Find your style. You’ll always be right. Love, Brenda