Saturday, September 1, 2012

Magazine: People Style Watch ~ Dips into September



I suppose I shall start by start this by stating the obvious, as you are seeing this post it's already the first day of September (say what?!) and so I have quite a handful of magazines to share. The change of season is the best time to pick up the big issues of your favourite fashion magazines as they will be put out special editions. Although not my favourite season, fall does offer more opportunities to accessorize and dress up with layers of sweaters, blouses and cute booties. So perhaps it's worth looking forward to after all.

Here's a quick look at the September issue of People's Style Watch magazine, one of my absolute favourite things to read because everything it's always wearable and it's full of DIY inspirations too. Time to take notes for your winter wardrobe shopping.

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First up, Nicole Richie has got a clothing contract with Macy's the American department giant. In recent years I've grown to really admire her style aesthetic, especially since she's petite (like me) and I love the way that she wears prints.

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A few classic pieces with a new twist. Tweed with leather trim and a berry leather peplum top mixes textures and colours for a new take on luxury.

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Ever the stylish one, Olivia Palermo knows how to dress herself....very well. I've seen her in snaps from fashion week and she's always dressed to impress. Her style is usually very classic with a twist in the small details or she'll wear one statement piece to dazzle up her outfit.

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Here's one trend that I'm thrilled about, the booties are back! But this time in a much more relaxed silhouette with a flatter heel and no laces (too Victorian for me). I've actually been wearing my cowboy boots a lot this summer with my floral dresses and they look fabulous, I think I might need to hunt down a suede one for winter.

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New brand that I've been following recently? Charlotte Ronson. I've seen (or read) many celebrities raving about her pieces but it was actually her makeup line in Sephora that got me all started on learning more. Her aesthetic is quite relaxed with posh elements but nothing too serious, very young Hollywood might I say.

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Donna Karen is grandmother of all things classic and sophisticated (at least in my world). I've long loved her attention to cut and fabric detail. Really, who wouldn't feel chic in a Donna Karen piece? Here she teaches you how to add instant sophistication to your wardrobe.

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We mustn't forget to top off that great fall outfit with a new do. Style Watch offers up seven new hair trends to incorporate into your routine. I love that thick bangs are back in trend, I just might go and get mine re-cut again. And for those who rainbowed their hair for the summer, dip dye ends are still hot.

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Last but not least, some wise words from fashion gurus on how to budget yourself for your winter shopping. I thought this page was so smart because we all tend to get a little carried away when it comes to the change of season thinking that we need new versions of everything. Remember that updating your wardrobe with a few key "on trend" pieces and remixing everything else is often a more budget friendly way to be fashionable.

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Loved these pages? You can pick it up in your local bookstore or grocery store.
You'll find this issue of People's Style Watch displayed until September 14th.
 
 Happy Reading!

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