Style Stories: Ode to Elvis, Slip n Slide

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Ode to Elvis

Making deliberate item choices is a key element to styling a good look and my goal today is to direct the eye’s focus to the image on my shirt. I’ve updated my single-shoulder, White Suit Elvis, shirt, With the Band, with a large red flower pin, Amazon, placed close to the image. The 3-dimensional flower grabs  attention and the colour ties into the large red rhinestones on the image. Contrasting items also play a big part and these white drawstring pants, James Perse, do exactly that.

The bright white bottoms against the black shirt and black sandals, Sam Edelman, really POP! Had I gone with a black pant it would have looked flat dull and would blend into the background. My choice of accessories, a rhinestone necklace, vintage, ankle bracelet, Melinda Maria Jewelry, and silver mesh bag, Whiting and Davis, are definitely, evening, but they serve a key purpose – to intensify the sparkle from the silver glitter on Elvis’ microphone. I’ve done that by surrounding the shirt with my reflective pieces. Anything more would defeat the purpose by attracting too much attention. By juxtaposing some casual pieces with some evening sparkle, I’ve got a daytime look that’s fun and relatable.

style-tip: a, look, is the whole package. styling is about mindfulness purpose and a clear understanding of why you’re using certain pieces and the value they bring

Style Story: Slip N Slide

I love the ease and feel of sliding into a bias-cut slip dress, All Saints. The idea of wearing only one item of clothing a pair of sandals, Sam Edelman, and a few accessories that result in a look that defines, effortlessly pulled together, YES PLEASE! My 2 pieces of turquoise jewelry, necklace and bracelet, not only POP but actually define my, black and turquoise look.

I went with a woven satin fabric evening bag, Barneys NY. The small size is in check with my minimal and unencumbered styling and its reflective fabric is the same as my dress.

style-tip: when using only one garment with just a few accessories and have enough balance and contrast the end result will always be perfect

*please treat your wardrobe well. many people worked very hard to get it to you


  • Felicia Arlin

    Felicia Arlin’s work as a stylist and costume designer has been featured in print, tv, film and on the red carpet. As a 20+ year veteran designer/merchandiser in the LA/NY garment industry her work has graced the racks of every major department store and specialty chain in the country. She is passionate about helping women look and feel confident no matter their age, shape or socioeconomic status. Her hope is to empower other women by sharing some of the things she’s learned along the way to better cultivate and express their own individual and ageless style.

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