I've been downloading and reading various articles about everywoman's wardrobe essentials. Everyone has a different idea of what these items should be. There's the ubiquitous white shirt, the pencil skirt, the dress pant, the jacket, a good pair of dark-rinse jeans, the trench coat, the white cotton t-shirt, and a camisole or tank top. However, I think there are some "trendy" items that have made it into the realm of the classics. Here they are:
That said, however, the denim skirt looks cute at knee length. Stay away from the kind with heavily detailed seams, and go for a clean, classic cut. I really don't like the way the fly looks in the front (why is it there? They're not pants!) because the unfortunate phenomenon of "tenting" occurs, which makes a lady look less like a lady, in my opinion. It's a detail that's simply not necessary. Same thing with buttons on the front. If you do get buttons in the front, go for a lighter weight denim, and an A-line skirt, otherwise you're going to have the "tenting" phenomenon again. Unless you like looking like a guy ... if that's your thing, go for it! Tent away!
I was at a conference at the College of Staten Island on Friday, and I noticed quite a few of the young ladies were wearing a classic 80's combo: knee high boots, leggings and a tunic sweater or jacket. This is a look that must be done with care. Keep your bum covered unless you want perverts looking at you. Also, this look works better on women with long, trim legs. I used to be one of those women. Alas, this is no longer the case, so I won't be wearing this trend, even though it is temptingly comfortable.