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GUEST POST: Celeb Stylist Anya Sarre–Fall Basics

In Guest Blogger on November 5, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

As the weather continues to change, so will the contents of your closet. It’s important to make sure your staple items are ready to work into the new styles you’ll be trying this season.

Colored denim should be snug to your body, accentuating all of your best features. They can be long so you will be able to fold them up for a relaxed but put together casual look for day and a fashion forward look for evening. When going for a casual look, pair your colored denim with a tank top, light cardigan, a scarf, and flats or low heeled knee boots.

You can go neutral with each piece for a low-key appearance or one item in a bold pattern paired with other pieces in complimentary colors to get the attention you deserve. For a change from day to night, switch the cardigan and scarf for a jacket and jewelry. Don’t forget about your shoes—work from the ground up! Your boots or flats can be traded for platform heels in the same color as your jacket. Add a bag that makes a statement to complete your look.

Tank tops are a great way to add color to your outfit or offer a neutral background for a go-get-em outfit.  If you’re working with a lot of neutral pieces and want to add a little something to show off your personality, start with a boldly colored or patterned tank under neutral layers.

With an outfit that’s grabbing the attention of everyone, you can use a neutral or softly toned tank to help blend an overall look.  Tank tops also offer a great foundation for transitioning your day to look to a knock-out outfit for a night out.

Your next ‘bring it all together’ pieces will be scarves.  Like your tank tops, scarves will help you put the finishing touch on any ensemble.  This can be the piece that grounds your look or can be the piece that will stand out and get all eyes on you. Infinity scarves will help you transition to scarves if they’re new for you.

For those accustomed to scarves, you’ve no doubt experimented with different ways to tie them, so you can make this important accessory work to your advantage.

The most important look for fall is the one that makes you feel your best and helps you know you’ll turn heads.  With so many layering options for this season, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shake things up in your wardrobe to find just the right look for you.

GUEST BLOGGER: Kelsey Covers Montreal’s Fall Trends

In Guest Blogger on October 18, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Let me start this post by expressing what a true pleasure it is to be a guest blogger for Style Solutions! While my own blog, thefashionobservateur.com, centers in on the numerous events happening around the fashion sphere, it is with great delight that I explore this new facet of fashion blogging to bring you the latest and greatest trends from the streets of Montreal, Canada.

montreal street-goer

Perhaps in a nod to the current fall season, girls and guys around the city have been accessorizing their outfits now more than ever. Over the past couple of weeks, deep hued colors such as forest green, burgundy and navy have found themselves everywhere and under many a form; be it a school bag, rain boots for those gloomy days, or biker boots (especially those of the lace-up and black leather variety).

montreal street-goer

Also spotted? The ever-popular infinity scarf, which has been seen all around town and with good reason. The incessant yo-yo that is the weather has proven us yet again that a layer that can easily be added (or removed!) is always in style, and an infinity scarf definitely serves its purpose in that domain. Although still too warm for cashmere and wool (but not for long), the season has provided us with an excuse to fashion this beloved staple in lighter and airier materials such as jersey, modal and silk. Come late October, scarves in the aforementioned fabrics will be stored until spring and will begin to make place for warmer, more seasonally appropriate versions of the infinity scarf.

vince's twisted fur infinity scarf

This last point brings me to the presentation of fall furs, which are always seen in copious amounts due to the fact that Montreal is cold in the fall and that it is home to some great recycled fur shops and eco-friendly designers. Vince’s Twisted Fur Infinity Scarf is the perfect investment piece and befittingly combines two fall trends in one.

What is so great about most of these pieces, namely the biker boots and the infinity scarves, is that they can be universally adapted– anyone, anywhere can make them their own.