I bought one at the end of last summer, and to say I've had a lot of use, would be an understatement! The nice part, is they go with various body types, young or old. Dress it up with a blazer or cash it out with a jean jacket. Optimize with the right accessories and you've got a slam dunk.
To show you what I mean, I sifted through Pinterest and then a goldmine for cheap stock by www.sammydress.com where everything ranges from a couple of bucks to $20.
I'm tempted by the following ideas as well as give some hints and tricks I'd recommend to keep it classy with a zest of fun:
I'm not a fan of the sandals here :: they're too dainty for the appeal of this look, which would be better suited with a pair of wedges like these, even if they are white (show you're brave and throwing the rules out the window by creating your own style statement):
I'm not going to get caught up with the fact the charm on the purse is gold. I wouldn't be too busy with the earrings either. Again, to create a classier look, I would try to match them:
Notice the hair? That blue grey is hip and in. Imagine younger gals, who find the look appealing. Who would have thought grey would be the bomb!
Denim on denim is a going concern. The mixed but matched is coolio. You don't have to look to far for denim jumpers this spring either. You can appear chic, while not trying too hard to hide your age, just find the look and line that suits your figure and hides your flaws. I wouldn't have a belt to cut myself in two, to avoid appearing shorter:
Jumpers with prints are A-ok, I just don't go with anything too overpowering, unless you are much taller and slender than moi.
Have you noticed that the looks I go for have the cuff narrow? That is intentional to give the taller, slimmer illusion. Aren't these fun? For spring or summer, I'd have more fun with the shoes, as I usually do to make a statement. I adore these sandals. Clunky heels lean toward comfort while the peep toe shows off those awesome toesies from your last pedicure (no more than three weeks ago):
Black is a faux pas for anyone trying to look taller or slender :: plus it makes it easier to accessorize. Check out the shoes I drooled over to dress up a jumper ensemble:
Throw on a blazer over to say: professional. Although, I'd say that the sandals are not the right ones to complete the look. Especially with silver zippers and buttons :: the purse got it right on (I have an exact one only in steel blue). Mix up with patterns for a more casual flare:
You're getting into the groove I hope. You've spotted how badly the outfit is completed by the wrong shoes that are too fuddy duddy , the purse awkwardly held, would be better replaced with a cross-body purse, and get rid of the silly hat .... unless you really do want to look like a grandma!
Color on color, especially cream colors are favorites of mind. The sunglasses are wrong and so is the purse. A nice necklace can say chic, be brave with the floral headband when you have long tresses or a pop of red to say you mean business :: to be noticed!
Speaking of red and colors ........
These earrings would go marvelously with the bright royal blue jumper wouldn't they? I'd bypass any other jewelry to let them jell together, and speak class and elegance. I'd probably choose a subtle clutch and perhaps silver sandals to complete the statement.
To prepare for balmy spring or summer days or holidays, I pulled a few rompers that caught my fancy:
BRAVO :: accessories! Polyvore is a great site to play with fashions, accessorize and create looks that are applauded by other fashionistas critical eyes. They certainly emphasize how important pulling the whole look together is by the shoes you choose or accessories that compliment but don't crowd. Sometimes, I want to be comfortable when shopping, on the ready to welcome company :: this works for me:
Eeegawd ... another example of the wrong accessories and shoes :: this is a casual jumper, not for elegant sandals or clutch. And have your buttons down to your belly button, and you may attract glares from other women :: a leopard print t-shirt under would have still bespoken wildness:
Purse gone wild:
Don't you dare :: unless you wear it under a see-through dress or over-sized shirt or for bed time lingerie: