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Frip for Her!
Friday, Mar. 20, 2009 | 07:11 PM AT
So... this is what a technical difficulty looks like. I'm working on it (and trying very hard not to tear my hair out). Please, bear with me. I'll bring you all of Danny Lourenço's tips and preferred fashion websites as soon as I can. Meanwhile, get thee to a thrift store (but only buy what you need). If you're trying to dress like a queen on a pauper's budget, here's what you should invest in:
1. Classic pieces: This goes for accessories as well as clothing. Truly classic looks will make you feel like a million bucks no matter what the fashion pundits say you SHOULD be wearing. They last long. They save you money. Try and develop an eye for them (everyone's perfect look is different). Hint: If it looks like you've always had it, it's a good thing... I don't mean that it looks ragged... just that it looks somehow "right" on you. Like you wear that style all the time (even if you don't).
2. Cardigan: One really swank cardigan is all you need. Get one in a neutral or a really flashy colour and pair with the rest of your wardrobe. A cardigan is a truly timeless piece that's perfect for weird transition weather (hello Montreal) and office airconditioning in the summer. And cardigans are more versatile than pullovers because it's easier to both vary your look and regulate body temperature thanks to the front closure.
3. Empire waist: A nice empire waist top or tunic will make just about anyone feel royal. The cut is flattering on most figures and allows for a little post-lunch pooch. This is also a style that can be dressed up or down with that afore-mentioned cardigan.
More tips to come.
But I want to hear from you: What's your favourite thrift store find. Or YOUR tip for getting the most of the frip experience. Do you have a favourite thrift store that seems to stock gorgeous stuff at bargain prices? Share please. You can leave me a comment or call the Talkback line: (514) 597-5626
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