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Fashion Hits & Misses of 2012 - Ladue News: Fashion & Living

Fashion Hits & Misses of 2012

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:00 pm

Every December, I go back and review the 'hits and misses' from the season’s runway looks. This year, rather than just saying what was wrong with my 'not-so-favorite' looks, I wanted to single out a piece that does work, and then find items that--in my humble opinion--work better with it. Here are my runway 'fixes.'

Shearling

Shearling jackets are the perfect cozy staple to have in your closet. However, let’s lose the school marm dress and wear it with your favorite jeans, a soft plaid shirt and these super-cool fringe booties.

Blue

We all know that bright colors are 'in' but head-to-toe blue is a tough look to pull off. I like mixing up brights by pairing the electric blue pant with this fun yellow blouse and cardi. Jazz it up with a fun and colorful necklace.

Ball-Gown Skirt

Remember when we all wore the big 'ball-gown skirt' with our oxfords or tees? Well, the look is back, and I like throwing a fur vest over the T-shirt with some sparkling jewels. Throw on a bootie to add to the equestrian vibe of the skirt.

Cable-knit Sweater

Everyone loves a cozy cable-knit sweater, but who is seriously going to wear it with nylon baggy shorts? Instead, try these darling liberty print jeans (florals are not just for spring anymore) and some bright flats. Who says winter clothes have to be dark and drab?

Printed pants

I’m not sure I know anyone who would wear an entire black and gold metallic floral suit. But I do think the pants are super-fun for the holidays when paired with a matte gold sweater and some 'of the moment' gold loafers.

Sequined dress

I agree this dress needs to be paired with a jacket to help tone down the overt sexiness. I prefer a shorter tuxedo style (in velvet!) to give it a more tailored look, but still keep it fun with a great beaded bag and gold T-strap heel.

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