Fashion Tips for Spring
is finally here! It's time to dust off your
duds and get back into style. When I don't know
what to wear, I don the good old faithful black
get-up: square toed black zip-up boots, slim
black pants, skinny black belt with a small
brushed silver buckle and a black button down
shirt or turtle neck.
exactly what you're thinking, because I have the same thought
- how boring! But for a mom who doesn't always have much
time, it works. And by the way, I don't go for the idea
that "blue is the new black". Come on, black is
always black, blue is in fact blue, and they're not changing
any time soon.
of us simply can't wear these new "black" colors,
but I've never met anyone who can't pull off black, especially
with a pair of hot red lips to accessorize.
that's it for my fashion advice, which I realize isn't much.
So I decided to go to the experts to find out what's hot
for Spring 2002.
for Mature Tastes
those with more mature tastes, I interviewed Diane Hobson,
owner of the stylish boutique, Presenting Italy.
years of being out of the spotlight, blouses are at the
front of the fashion parade this spring. Try anything ultra-feminine
such as lace, sheer or linen. The best way to update your
suit for the office is to add a ruffled blouse for high
Stripes and Wide Pants
that adorable sailor look - yes, that's back in style too.
Choose bright red, white and navy and have fun mixing and
those who dress for comfort, you'll be relieved to know
that Capri pants are still hot. For a change, wear your
Capri pants with lightweight wools and linen blends.
for the Young and Young at Heart
those with more youthful tastes, I interviewed Amy Alexander,
Assistant Manager of Urban Women in Calgary. Here's her
peasant top with denim and lace is hot for spring 2002.
Ms. Alexander suggests a "designed denim" - for
example, a dirty jean. For jewelry try the Vintage and turquoise
variety to add spice to your wardrobe.
Boots & "Jay Lo" Suits
"in" boot (I cringe as I think of my tender tootsies)
is the Stiletto. And for the slightly more adventurous,
Velour track suit a la the singing, acting diva Jennifer
Lopez - these things are actually called "Jay Lo suits."
They include a bright pink hoodie and flare pants. (Who
says you can't dress for comfort and style? Perhaps the
person who invented torture devices such as the stiletto.)
items at Jeff Renton's Divine Clothing store include reworked
jean skirts, puma shirts (muscle shirts - no sleeves), and
three-quarter length dresses and skirts in stretch cotton
fabrics. Small, tight hoodies are popular with the younger
crowed, as well as ultra feminine thin, nylon blouses.
you're equipped to go out and grab those spring must-haves
or rifle through your closet for the next best thing. Whatever
you decide, think "prairie-chic" and have a great