Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sometimes What You Hate is Fate

Since Christmas was only a few days ago, this week is most common for holiday gift returns. Maybe grandma got you another sweater this year 3 sizes too large. Or maybe, your uncle remembers you always colored with yellow crayons when you were younger and thought it was still your favorite color. Regardless of the imperfection of the gift...RETURNS are not the only option! I repeat, RETURNS ARE NOT THE ONLY OPTION!!! Here are some tips you can use to convince yourself that the horrid jewelry your cousin bought you can still accessorize any outfit to PERFECTION

Here's what to do if...

The color isn't your favorite...

Color Block It. Pair that terrible colored shirt with a contrasting colored vintage blazer or vintage wool pencil skirt that compliments the one you want to get rid of.

Gucci, Spring 2011 RTW

Marc Jacobs, Spring 2011 RTW
Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2011 RTW

You hate the jewelry...

Layer It. Cover your arm with all of your favorite bracelets & add the ones you don't care for as much. If its a necklace you hate, wrap it around your arm and transform it into a multi chain bracelet.

Something doesn't fit...

Belt It. Who needs boring old safety pins when you have fabulous belts. Vintage style belts are perfect for cinching around your waist. If its a skirt or trousers that are a tad too baggy, belt it high on your waist to create the paper bag style waist.

ADAM, Fall 2010

Miu Miu, Spring 2012 RTW

Roksanda Ilincic, Spring 2012 RTW

Hope this helps guys! Now you can stay out of those crazy long return lines and find a way to unleash that fabulous vintage diva attitude no matter what you wear.

Elan <3

1 comment:

  1. "Something doesn't fit, belt it..."

    <3 <3