Posts tagged "style 911"

Style 911: How To Pull Off Voluminous Sleeves

I'm a lover of the voluminously sleeved white blouse. When handled correctly, a puffy sleeve does glorious things to an outfit. When done badly, however, you get a pregnant-looking train wreck situation. Click through for tips to get it right.

By: Lily Q / June 12, 2010

Style 911: How To Wear Sleeveless To The Office

If you work in a place where not looking skanky or slobbish is valued, summer presents a few problems. As temperatures creep closer and closer to unbearable, keeping up the same level of dress sometimes becomes an issue. Fall, after all, makes a crisp blouse and jacket easy. July at 90 degrees? Not so much.

By: Lily Q / May 24, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Pull Off Sparkly Clothing?

I want to buy a few sparkly pieces but I'm not sure how to wear them without looking tacky. Any ideas? -- Melanie Ahh, yes, the age-old "how much shine is too much shine" conundrum. We know it well. A general rule of thumb when wearing sequins and sparkles is to make sure you're confining…

By: Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Wear Short & Fitted Without Looking Slutty?

"I wear a lot of longer skirts and dresses and I want to switch things up. I saw this really cool short, tight dress while out shopping the other day and I want it but I'm not sure how to wear it without looking inappropriate. Ideas?"--Linda First up, if appropriate is what you're going for,…

By: Lily Q / April 23, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Accessorize Summer Clothes For Spring?

It's pretty warm out these days and I kind of want to wear my summer wardrobe. Is it too early? Every time I see girls dressed head to toe for summer in early April I can't help but think it looks a little dumb.--Nina The weather in New York right now is frickin' gorgeous. It'…

By: Lily Q / April 6, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Buy A First Suit?

I bought this gray pinstriped suit jacket the other day, and I really like it, but it was being sold in the separates section so I couldn't find the pants that were supposed to go with it in my size. So ... what CAN I wear it with? Are black pants acceptable? Navy? Should I…

By: Lily Q / March 30, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Dress For A Bridal Shower?

I'm getting married next fall and I haven't a clue what to wear to the three of four bridal showers between now and then. Any ideas? -- Moira When you're planning your outfits, keep in mind that this is the bridal shower, not the bachelorette party. By which we mean your mom and several other…

By: Lily Q / March 18, 2010

Style 911: How Can I Wear A Suit Without Looking Like A Suit?

I just started a job in an office where Casual Fridays definitely don't exist and all my co-workers seem to have business cool down with interesting accessories and tailored clothes that totally aren't boring. I'd look lame in a regular suit, so I want to try something suit-ish but edgier. Where do I start? --

By: Lily Q / March 2, 2010

Style 911: Can I Wear A Fitted Dress To Work?

"Can I wear a fitted dress to work without looking inappropriate? How?!"-- Lauren If you want to wear form-fitting clothes to the office without looking too skanky for a work environment, there are two rules of thumb: If it's fitted, it should be structured fit, not clingy knit. (I assure you, the rhyme was unintentional.)…

By: Lily Q / February 4, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Wear Denim-On-Denim Without Looking Like A Prisoner?

I've been noticing a lot of head-to-toe denim in magazine pages. I thought this was a no-no, but I'm a little curious about the trend. Do you have any advice on how to make this look chic? -- Jennifer Denim-on-denim used to be a cardinal sin amongst the fashionable (too bad my 12-year-old self didn't…

By: Annika Harris / January 31, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Wear Strapless Without Looking Too Dressy?

Dear Frisky Style 911, My shoulder/neckline area is my favorite part of my body, so I really like wearing strapless things. There's a problem though: I feel waaay over-dressed when I wear strapless clothes on a regular Saturday night out. How can I pull it off without looking like I'm going to the prom?--Lauren R.

By: Lily Q / January 27, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Cover Up My Arms Without Looking Frumpy?

"I’m a pretty confident woman but one thing that I really hate is my arms. I try to cover them up with cardigans but that can look frumpy. Any advice?" -- mmkw Though we are huge cardigan fans here at The Frisky, they're not always the ideal way to cover up, particularly if you're self-consciou…

By: Lily Q / January 12, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Make “Menswear” Feminine And Sexy?

"I keep wanting to try the menswear-inspired trend, but every time I try things on I feel like a manly cater-waiter. I really need help rocking that look in a sexier, more feminine way. Thanks!"-- Laura It's pretty easy to cross the line from menswear-inspired to just plain dressing in drag, and once you cro…

By: Lily Q / January 5, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Accessorize A Simple LBD?

"A bunch of my friends are getting married over the next few months and I want to recycle a few of the dresses I already own. My favorite is a little black dress that's pretty but maybe not exciting enough to just wear with black shoes and call it a day. How can I accessorize…

By: Lily Q / January 4, 2010

Style 911: How Can I Get Rid Of (And Prevent!) Deodorant Stains?

"It never fails: I'm rushing to get ready and get out the door in the morning and I end up getting deodorant stains all over my shirt or dress. Do you guys have any tips for getting the marks out or just preventing them altogether? I realize I could put my anti-perspirant on after I…

By: The Frisky / December 18, 2009

Style 911: Can I Wear A Metallic Skirt To Work?

"I recently bough a metallic black pencil skirt thinking I'd wear it to work, but every time I put it on I feel waaay overdressed for the office. (And my office is dressy!) How do I wear metallic during the day? Is it even possible? Help!" -- Lauren S. Fret not, you can easily wear…

By: Lily Q / December 7, 2009

Style 911: How Do I Wear A Jumper Without Looking Like A School Girl?

"At the end of last year’s winter season I got a super comfy and adorable jumper for a steal ($12!) thinking it would be a fall staple this year. Unfortunately I’m having difficulty wearing it without looking like I’m in elementary school. Any tips on how I can make this look more 'grown-up'?" -- Ekelt2

By: Lily Q / November 20, 2009

Style 911: Is It Possible To Make My Tight Pants Bigger?

"I gained about 8 pounds (which I am totally fine with, BTW), but one thing that is annoying me is the fact that my skinniestjeans simply won't button anymore. I can get them on and since they have a bit of stretch they look fine on my legs, but no amount of twisting and turning…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 3, 2009

Style 911: What Shoes To Wear With Boyfriend Jeans?

"I recently bought a pair of boyfriend jeans that I love, but I have no idea what shoes to wear with them. Booties? Stilettos? Keep in mind that I live in Wisconsin, so flip flops, sandals or anything similar will not be a possibility in the freezing winter months!" -- Meghan Hey Meghan, boyfriend jeans

By: Erin Flaherty / October 6, 2009

Style 911: So I’m Broke …

"I just graduated college and unfortunately haven't been able to find a job yet. Like any red blooded American female, I look forward to doing some shopping in the fall, but this year it's kind of bummer since I have such low cash flow. Is there anything affordable I can buy to update my wardrobe…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 29, 2009