BY YUWA VOSPER
While New York is bracing for Fall 2015 Fashion Week, Louisiana is also eagerly anticipating two major fashion week events: Oneofakind Baton Rouge and New Orleans Fashion Week.
For fashion mavens, local fashion events give them a perfect opportunity to wear their trendiest ensemble. The key is to stand out for your creativity and styling. It is not just what you wear, but how you wear the clothing. You want to be photographed and noticed for making the – dare I say the word I detest the most – statement. On the other hand, some attend for the fashion but don’t consider themselves fashionable. For those, it can be stressful to be around stylish people who will notice if you’re not dressed to make an impression. Do not fret. There is a middle ground.
Blacks and Neutrals
You can never fail in an all-black ensemble with bold and colorful accessories. Any color contrasted against black immediately makes an impact, making this the easiest ensemble for the fashion novice. If you’re feeling risky, add white. Black-and-white gives a ‘60s mod vibe, but remains subtle. During fashion week, dress to make an impact without looking outlandish. You want someone to appreciate the ensemble for what I call the Three F’s: Fit, Form and Fashion.
The accessories are the visual interest that grabs the eye and gives the ensemble that little something special. Think about how a bold necklace can become the focal point of your ensemble. Even your shoes can transform a look because of their intricate design detail. If you feel that your ensemble is bland, use a gorgeously designed clutch or handbag to enhance and revitalize your clothing. Accessories –are the punctuation–to any ensemble. They give the ensemble meaning.
Makeup doesn’t have to look like you have on plaster. It can be subtle as well. You can use bold nail polish, a deep red or even a plum shade lipstick to really draw attention to your makeup. A smoky eye is never underrated.