Orange You Glad It’s Spring!!

By , March 15, 2012 12:35 pm

The past few days have given us a jump start on what to expect for Spring weather here in New York City! With Spring just a few days away, the Big Apple is ready to wear Spring’s hottest color, Orange! Officially it is being called Tangerine Tango!  If you are a fashion warrior, you are going to go all in and wear your Tangerine Tango with pride. Here at F.I.T., I can assure you  it will be all over the place. For those of you who may be a bit hesitant about this season’s color, I have a solution. Shoes!

Shoes solve every thing! Really….every thing! You’re wardrobe from last year can be update by infusing Tangerine Tango as your “neutral” color for shoes. You can wear it with ANY color and hit two trends in one, Color Blocking and Tangerine Tango! I took the liberty to find 4 affordable options that will amp up the volume in your wardrobe.

These 3 styles, available at Zappos.com, are easy to wear while exploring the city because they are wedges and a platform.

Michael Antonio (Zappos)Call It Sprin ( Zappos)Promiscuous (Zappos)

I have always looked forward to the Payless designer collaborations. I purchased a pair of fashion forward wedges from Lela Rose last season and this year she came through again. I love this wedge and it’s super affordable and chic!

Lela Rose for Payless

You can also be sexy and add just a hint of Tangerine Tango to your shoe with this gorgeous heel from ZARA. Isn’t it sexy?

Zara

So what ever your style and price range, there is a shoe out there for you to get accquainted with Tangerine Tango before you take the leap.

Next time we’ll explore how to wear the color in our clothing.

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

Love is in the air!

By , February 8, 2012 3:41 am

It’s that time of the year again! Love is in the air! Now, I think you should love yourself EVERYDAY and receive love EVERYDAY but on this day, you might want to show it just a little more. We could all use a little more love.

Whether you’re going on a date with your Valentine or hanging out with friends, you’ve got to look good to feel good! It doesn’t have to break the bank either.

Rule #1: When buying outfits for a “themed” holiday or special occasion, you should make sure you can wear it more than once a year.

Rule#2: You should be comfortable!

Rule #3: Don’t over spend. Come up with a budget and stick to it.

I found a few looks to fit whatever mood you find yourself in on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re feeling sophisticated, try this Classic look

Asos red dress

Are you a free spirit? Try this Boho look

Asos white dress

Do you like to be different? Here’s a Modern look

Asos green pattern dress

Is “Bling” a major word in your vocabulary? Here’s a show stopping Glam look

Asos bling dress

 

All of these looks can be worn through out the year and probably go with a pair of shoes you already own. They are also all under $100 and can be found on www.asos.com! You can look fantastic on a budget. Just because it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to wear red! Be adventurous. Be unique.

So love yourself and look your best this Valentine’s Day. Send a picture to show us your look!

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

Summer is Finally Here!

By , June 22, 2011 9:24 am

FROM A STYLIST

Fashionistas rejoice!

It’s officially Summer and we can shed those layers and put on some color! Michael Kors is the epitome of American fashion and he has  shown a wonderful way to wear Summer’s bold and vibrant colors with accessories we can use all year round…..classic natural brown leather. What better way to make yellow “sophisticated”, hot pink more bold and greens pop! Something so classic, so American, can make clothing so different.

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So go to your closet and pull out those leather belts, leather bags, leather sandals. No colored leather please. Just good old natural cowhide! Have fun! Summer is here but, hurry, it won’t last long.

:)

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

From Fall to Spring/Summer

By , June 8, 2011 9:14 am

FROM A STYLIST

We all want to keep up with the trends but, don’t want to go broke every season! Who has the money for that? How can you take your fall clothing and update or mix and match it for spring and summer. We’ll take this look from Kenzo Fall 2011 and add a few items.

Kenzo Fall 2011

For a transition to Spring, we’ll use top and add a few pieces for the change in weather. In the morning it start off cool and take off to unseasonably warn weather so, lets open all  the buttons on the shirt and expose a classic gingham yellow and white bralet. For a nod to the warm weather we are excitedly hoping for, put on a pair of classic linen cuffed shorts. Tuck the plain side of the shirt in to the waistband of the shorts to keep the floral design showing. Add a pop of color on your feet with these orange wedges. You are all set for what ever weather mother nature throws your way.

All Saints Clothing

As it gets warmer and we need to work to a Summer look, let’s keep the leather jacket for an edgy evening out! Let’s keep a neutral palette with light grey knit harem pants and a cream bralet under our jacket. Add these architectural black leather, wood and gold sandals to kick the look up a few notches! Add a layered necklace with feathers and feel like a real rock goddess as you attend the hippest rooftop party overlooking the NYC skyline!

Top Shop Clothing

Invest in trendy accessories and you can stretch some of your fall wardrobe into current seasonal looks. Now run to your closet and pick your favorites! Some great places to shop for accessories and shoes are Zara, All Saints, Top Shop, Forever21, Gap, Banana Republic and flea markets!

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

Before/After Work Outfit

By , May 25, 2011 1:17 am

FROM A STYLIST

With the warm weather approaching , we all are staying out a little later after work to enjoy the night air. Especially on Friday nights! What you don’t want to do is go home and come back out. The couch is deadly! So, how do you take a work outfit and bump it up to a jazzy night look without carrying another bag? Easy….accessorize! I saw this outfit from the GAP that features their flare leg jean with a crisp white top and heels. Classic, clean summer outfit that’s suitable for work but, we need a transformation.


The Mini Alden Tote Bag from Brahmin is a refreshing twist on adding red to a white and denim look and showing your knowledge of this season’s “it” color, Orange. It’s acceptable for work and when you remove the long strap and carry by the top handles, it converts to a chic evening bag. It holds what you need for a day at work and secretly holds your style secrets! With a quick trip to the Ladies room you can transform yourself into your evening Diva. Put on your layered gold and silver multi-strand necklace, multi-strand bracelet and a trendy fun ring (all from Banana Republic) and you have taken your “classic” look to a chic and sexy look for a night on the town.

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

Look of the Week

By , May 18, 2011 3:24 pm

FROM A STYLIST

I was sent this recent Marc Jacobs ad with the question,
“How could one wear something like this to work?”

This romper is definitely for the bold woman who works in a creative, non-corporate industry. Is it too high fashion for everyday? Is it office appropriate? Absolutely not, but, it depends how you put your outfit together and is it figure flattering. Everything is not for everybody. This is not for the shy! Whatever option you choose, edgy or casual, you are sure to impress! Shoulders back, head up and negotiate that deal!

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Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

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