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In the last issue, I showed you the top must-have items for back to school.
Now I'll show you my fave head-to-toe looks. Each one is unique and you'll be able to borrow inspiration to make your own fall wardrobe really special. As always, if you need help, email me and put "Ask Casey" in the Subject line.
1. Mad Hatter
(Bottom, left from Dollhouse) So cute, and so easy to wear. I like this look because everything is slightly mismatched, but that's what makes it so hip. I adore the cherry red of the turtleneck, but I also love the shirttail hem that shows a slight touch of skin. The accessories are really what makes this: the low-slung burgundy belt, beachy straw tote, and sailor-like hat. Wear this nearly anywhere your heart desires: school, shopping, movies, et cetera. Also, if you're heading to the beach, this hat would look awesome!
2. Downtown Diva
(Bottom, right, from Dollhouse) I love the rich fabrics and colors of this. The fur collar adds a completely new twist to the otherwise classic leather bomber jacket. The brown military web belt looks glam with a rhinestone clasp and totally brings the look together. I love how the go-go style boots match the skirt! This looks like a mix of casual diva and funky businesswoman. Wear this shopping in the city or catching a winter flight. so NYC-ish! To me this is so travel chic.
3. Preppy Chic
(Bottom, left from Dolhouse) Although the blazer is a bit much for everyday wear, this look so hip and preppy chic. This belt is great, because it's thick and perfect for lowrise jeans, but the rhinestoned American flag is so fresh. The marabou trim adds newness to the blazer, and textured jeans are just too cool! This ensemb won't work just anywhere. Wear this to the mall (just be prepared for a few stares), to a movie (OK, maybe a movie premiere!), or lose the jacket and replace the sandals with black boots, and head to school.
4. Totally modern
(Bottom, right from Dollhouse) This ensemb is so together and chic. It's very Clueless-ish, while still being completely new and fresh, because of the fur trim and longer length of the skirt, as opposed to the super-short mini, and the pointy boots, which replaced those huge platforms and thigh-highs (Oh, as if! Those are so five
years ago - really!). Wear this to school, the mall, a date, even out to dinner with the 'rents.
5. Funky Rich Chick
(Bottom, left from Dollhouse) This seems somewhat vintage-like, but it's so funky too. I love how everything matches so perfectly. The shell's geometric print seems similar to a designer logo print, and it looks chic with the tweed skirt, which might look almost drab with anything else. The low-slung belt looks great -- makes it so much more hip. And I just love that hat! I'm really not sure wear I'd wear this. I think it'd be great in New York though!
6. Sweet 'n' Girlie
(Bottom, right from Planet Yumthing) It's a little bit prom-ish, a little Cinderella-like, but this look is so sweet and soft and innocent. I love how the tweed hat adds a bit of masculine contrast to the oh-so girlie look. The pearls are really what pull it all together, so if you try this fabulous style yourself, grab a few strands of pearls in different lengths from your grandma. Save this for a school dance or ball!
Casey is a real, fashion-forward teenage girl who loves clothes (and describes her own look as "trendy prep") If you want to ask her a question, post it to the Fashion Forum under "Teen" and put "Ask Casey" in the Subject line.
Photo, top, Dollhouse Fall '01, copyright Cynthia Nellis About's Guide to Fashion.