Rock It or Leave It: Summer 2019

After a year’s hiatus, Rock it or Leave it is back! Fashion Reverie observed some of the trends we’ve seen on the red carpet over the summer. What can you incorporate into your own wardrobe and what is better left on pages of Vogue? Let’s find out.

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Silver

Silver has been all over the red carpet and you can wear it, too! Just make sure you have a cool skin tone. Silver usually works best with tanned skin or darker skin tones.

 Look better in gold? No rule that says you can’t rock that! When wearing metallics try to keep accessories simple and makeup minimal. but don’t be afraid to add a splash of color. Two quick things to keep in mind. If you are wearing silver to an event where you’ll be photographed, your outfit may reflect camera flashes and make sure you chose fabric that can breathe in warm summer weather. 

Rock it!

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Black and White Stripes

It seems like every summer Fashion Reverie observes a red-carpet trend that just has us shaking our heads.  These thick black and white stripes are making the stars look like goofy tributes to “Beetlejuice.” Catherine O’Hara you starred in the classic film, so you get a pass.   Did the celebrity stylists go on vacation leaving their less than competent assistants in charge? Stripes can be very flattering, but these black and white stripes this summer just looks awkward and sloppy.

Leave it!

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Puffy Sleeves

Didn’t this trend get put to bed decades ago when Jerry Seinfeld took it down? Not only do puffy sleeves create awkward silhouettes and look desperately trendy—okay. okay Celine Dion is CRUSHING it—but adopting this trend means your selfies will look very dated and you risk looking like a pirate. (Aside to Nicole Kidman; your stylist needs to be fired. Anyone who sends you out in that wrinkled puckered dress in such a harsh color, paired with red sandals, needs a new line of work.)

Leave it!

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Oversized Masculine Suits

In the 1940’s when World War II cut off fashion editors’ travel to Europe, New York Fashion Week—originally called Press Week—came into existence. With limited access to fabric, many designers reworked their unpurchased men’s suits into outfits for women, putting shoulder pads in to ensure they fit properly. Now on the red-carpet oversized men’s suits are being translated into a chic sexy trend by the stars. The key to wearing an oversized suit is proper fit. Simply wearing a suit two sizes too large will leave you drowning in fabric. Adding fun jewelry and killer heels can take this from a day to evening look in a snap.

Rock it!

—Cameron Grey

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