Date Archives July 2011

One Outfit, Two Different Looks

Here Helen is on two different days wearing the same dress and belt. By removing her coat and changing her hat she has created an entirely new look!

The ladies of Advanced Style are masters at using accessories, to create entirely new looks, out of the same outfit. Many of the women I speak to, look at style as an art form,and accessories as their paints. Helen is a great example of someone who has changed her look through the help of accessories. The first time we met she was on one of her daily walks through the East Village. Helen was wearing a beige dress, one of her favorite hats, and a striking coat. The other day I rant into her again wearing the same dress and belt, with a different hat, and no coat.By changing her hat and removing her coat she has created an entirely new look, perfect for a hot summer’s day. Helen’s most important fashion advice is to,”Wear what looks good on you, not on other people.” Take Helen’s advice and play around with what you have in your closet. Add a hat, scarf,or pair of gloves to any outfit and you can change the look completely.

“Gloves Shift the Everyday Comfortable Outfit Into a Chic Outfit”

Lubi lives in Sand Diego where the weather is usually pretty warm, she says,”Gloves shift the everyday comfortable outfit into a chic outfit.”
This woman’s gloves match her bag and look wonderful with her hat and scarf.
At 100 Ruth has a lifetime of fashion expertise. She dresses up everyday!

This woman knows how to make a statement. Her orange gloves stand out beautifully against her dark coat.
Mary loves fun accessories and these gloves are a great compliment to her fun coat.
Tziporah’s green gloves complete her outfit by harmonizing with the stripes in her pants her green glasses.
Beatrix’s gloves are perfect for any weather.

When I was growing up my grandmother and I would sit on her bed and watch old movies together for hours. I loved watching all the men and women all dressed up in their hats and gloves and longed for people to dress that way again. Yesterday Joyce shared her beauty and style secrets explaining,”Gloves they make an outfit, if it’s the right glove it can do everything for you.”
Gloves are a great way to add a pop of color, a splash of glamour,and a touch of elegance  to an outfit. Lubi from Sand Diego put it best when she remarked,”Gloves shift the everyday comfortable outfit into a chic outfit.”Do you ever wear gloves, and which are your favorites from above?

Style Advice From a 79 Year Old Lady

At 79 years old Joyce has a lifetime of advice to share. Listen to her wonderful tips in the video above. Let me know what your favorite piece of advice was,I’d love to hear your feedback.

1.”Gloves they make an outfit, if it’s the right glove it can do everything for you.”
2.”Getting a good black dress that you can fix up with different wonderful colored scarves.”
3.”Marvelous Jewelry, it doesn’t have to be real or expensive, a strand of pearls can make an outfit.”
4.”A wonderful large fiocco, a beautiful bow or boa.”
5.” The right neckline, if you have a beautiful Décolletage then by all mean shows it.”
6. “I look for the brightest colors in shoes, don’t be afraid to wear them with a dark dress. A bright scarf and shoes and gloves of the same color will stand out against the black background of a dress or suit.”
7. ”The older you get the more elegance you want, you can use great color, but in an elegant way.”
8.”Don’t be afraid to be unique to be different.”
9.”Fishnet stockings, Incredible.”
10. “The real secret is being in love with life and realizing what you have.”