Make Last Season’s Clothes Look New
5 fashion transition tricks to get you from summer to fall.
-Lois Joy Johnson
Three days ago I saw The September Issue – the documentary of Vogue producing its epic 2007 extravaganza, and started having flashback fashion dreams where I have a shoot and no clothes arrive. Although this never happened to me in real life, the panic attack of having nothing to wear certainly has. The runway shows for Spring 2010 are coming up and already we’re all trying to figure how to buy as little as possible and not look stale. Every stylist has a bag of fashion tricks up her sleeveless dress and here are mine for making the transition from summer to fall easy.
1. Swap the sun-kissed makeup for serious deep nails and a lined eye. A hard-to-ignore midnight green polish like the Sephora by OPI Dark Room Nail Color ($9, sephora.com) or Chanel’s Le Vernis Nail Color in Rouge Noir (pictured above) – a black red ($23, nordstrom.com) will get you started without looking too wintery right now. Add a cat-eye liner along the top lid, winging it up slightly with a black liquid like Boots No7 Liquid Eye Liner ($8.99, drugstore.com).
2. Wear booties with your sleeveless sheaths. The bootie is the hot shoe of the season and they mix perfectly with your warm-weather sheaths. Just add a blazer or a bomber jacket and you’re off. The peep-toe bootie is making a splash, like this sexy suede bootie from Luxury Rebel – pictured at top – ($230, shopbop.com). A more affordable – and just as hot – option: Cindy Expect suede platform ankle bootie ($89.95, dsw.com). Looking for something that will keep your toes warm? We drool over these Louboutains ($970.97, mytheresa.com), but we’ll happily settle for these sleek patent booties by Martinez Valero ($80.00, endless.com).