Do you think minis are just for teensy girls and metallics are just for New Year's Eve or Las Vegas? Think again!
There's a way to wear even the most baffling fashion trend if you know how.
- Metallics - Metallics have almost become a fashion neutral, pairing with everything from holiday sweaters to floaty summer dresses. The best way to wear metallics now is to wear just one shiny piece, whether it's a big gold leather bag, a pair of silver ballet flats or a Lurex-infused sweater.
For daytime, tone down the shine by choosing small metallic accents (a pewter belt with a suit, a bit of shine on a shell under a jacket). Remember that metallics -- like whites or brights -- draw attention to whatever body part you wear it on so make sure you are highlighting what you want to show off.
- Short Dresses - Sure, minis are for young girls, but there's no reason you can't dip into this trendy look with success. One way to wear a shorter dress is with a pair of opaque tights with boots or shoes in the same color. It gives you endless legs and extra coverage.
Another way to wear a mini is to repurpose it as a tunic top by wearing it over slim black pants or skinny jeans. You can add a hip belt for definition or wear it loose, depending on the fullness and your figure.
- Bracelet-Sleeve Jackets - We're always excited for updates to the jacket, because it is such a polished piece for both the career and weekend wardrobe. The latest incarnation of the jacket features the swing jacket. This sassy jacket features shorter sleeves that let your top hang out underneath. Stick with a fitted knit top as the bottom layer to keep it from looking sloppy.
The bracelet-sleeve jacket can also be worn without sleeves underneath: just add a shell and chunky bracelets.