Everybody has their fashion fears, so we turned to the fashionistas of Westchester for a rundown on how to rock some of the most commonly avoided styles.
Pastels. “Instead of matching yours with something dark, pair them with something light. Wear a lilac blouse with white pants, or mint pants with an eggshell-colored cardigan,” advises Girl About Westchester’s Cristin Grogan.
Layering. “Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear it might make them look heavier,” says Styling Sessions’s Sandy Hapoienu, who counters, “A perfectly layered look can actually create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.”
Pants with a pattern or color. “Pair them with a neutral-colored top,” PopShop Style’s Sarah Milano suggests. “It’s a look that can make a big statement without going too far outside of your comfort zone.”
A bathing suit. “There are one-piece options for women who shy away from showing skin that are classy, offer coverage, and will allow you to get a tan,” Mirame’s Melinda Huff says.
A wedge heel. “It works great for any age, and you can select a heel height by what works best for you,” praises Pleasantville’s Zachos, founder/CEO of apparel e-tailer Ava Gray Direct.