Hey KS Fans,
Fashion Week continues with this terrific post from one of our NEW KS Fashion Expert Contributors
Elisheva Blumberg the Bellabusta herself.
Elisheva has a great eye and style – her tips and advice on what to wear and how to wear it -makes anyone into a Fashionista!
WIth the upcoming Holidays and the rush to purchase clothing for the kids and yourself for all those days – the money spent can be HUGE!
But how many of us really have a whole closet full of things? What if we just maybe added the RIGHT new piece or two -
we could have a terrific new look and a fantastic NEW way to recycle our wardrobe for this upcoming Fall Season! BEST of all we wouldn’t have to BREAK THE BANK!
Well Elisheva shows us exactly what to do!
Enjoy – Sarah
YOM TOV MIX & MATCH
By: Elisheva Blumberg of the Bellabusta blog
Buying new clothes for the upcoming Yomim Tovim Holidays can be a daunting task, especially with all the 3 days holidays coming up. We want a lot of clothes and a lot of variety to see us through Rosh Hashanah and Succos. But who really wants to spend so much $?
Making the most out of what you have by multitasking with each piece in your closet can give you so much satisfaction and save your bank account, too! With 6 basic pieces (a few of which you probably already have in your wardrobe) you can create a number of different ensembles.
Check out the combinations I came up with from 6 basics:
The Basic Pieces I used:
1. The Printed Cardigan - This particular sweater is leopard which is hot right now and coordinates beautifully with other colors. Any cardigan with a funky print with a subtle color scheme can work.
2. The Pleated Skirt - A frum woman staple, the stylish silhouette of pleated skirts are back!
3. The White Button Down – Goes with anything and everything and can be used to dress and outfit up or down.
4. The Fitted Blazer – Blazers are so sharp and feminine. The right tailoring makes an enormous difference, so don’t skimp on quality! (Daffy’s always has a nice selection of designer ones at great prices.)
5. The Maxi Dress – Long flowy dresses are very of-the-moment. They work well with a shell underneath or sweater on top.
6. The Maxi Skirt - Also currently in the fashion spotlight, maxis are modest and fabulous!
Try this at home with what you have in your closet:
Challenge yourself to your own Yom Tov Mix & Match
1. All the colors should be in the same family. Here I used subdued warm fall colors, like brown, gray, navy and merlot.
2. Mix different textures for a rich feel. Mixing prints can be done, but is really hard to do. I would recommend sticking to one simple print, like I did with the leopard, and using solids with the rest of the pieces.
3. Pay attention to silhouette and what works best for your body. Even though the clothes can match and look nice together, it doesn’t mean it will complement your shape. Keep in mind certain basics of your figure and dress according to that, e.g., pear shapes should cinch their waists, apples should stay away from belts at the center waist.
So, what do you think about these outfits? Are you going to try this at home?
By: Elisheva Blumberg, an FIT graduate with degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Visit her beauty and fashion blog for frum women, Bellabusta.”Like” Bellabusta on Facebook for tips, trends and beauty giveaways!