Meet Christa, a pretty girl who is also super sweet-a great combination! Christa has a job at a PR firm and since she's fairly new in the biz she neeed help building a wardrobe that didn't cost her whole paycheck. She admitted she didn't know how to "stretch" her wardrobe and mix up what she already owned. As her Style Chef, check out how I took one key "ingredient"- a black lace mini skirt available at Macy's and styled it three ways in Christa's wardrobe for episode four of Style Dish.
MADE Fashion Week black lace mini-skirt for Impulse, $25 Macy's
Super simple way to style this skirt. I paired the large lace design mini skirt with a small lace design top and black blazer. Load up on some accessories and break up the black with red suede heels.
Christa challenged me to create a casual weekend look with this pretty mini. A plaid cotton shirt and fringed printed open cardigan does the trick. Now, the lace mini won't seem frou-frou when she heads to brunch with friends.
Ok, so the skirt is too short for a conservative office, but in a creative workplace environment this should be approved. Just be sure to keep the rest of yourself covered or wear tights.
My fashion philosophy is that every item you own should be working triple-duty in your wardrobe. Every piece has a purpose and at least three ways to wear it. In each episode, I visit a new woman struggling with her style. I'll walk through her wardrobe, find out what she's got going on and what simply has to GO, and then bring her guest back to the Style Studio. With just one new ingredient -- a dress, a top or the perfect skirt -- I "cook" up three different outfits, mixing the new item with pieces pulled from our guest's very own closet!
I show how to inventively mix-and-match pieces, how to wear it for work AND the weekend, and how to mix up black-tie or first date, cocktail party or concert. I'm serving up style here, boosting women's confidence and teaching them to be more inventive, creative and experimental with their wardrobe.