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M arisol Gomez is an Image & Style Consultant who helps
individuals find their inner essence and then coaches them on
how best to show it to the world through personal style. For more
style and image tips, visit Marisol-Gomez.com.
Women’s shoes have almost unlimited possibilities,
varieties and styles. But, what is an ideal shoe to
create a slimmer appearance? Follow the tips below
to look slimmer in your shoes:
1. Match Your Shoes & Legs: A monotone color all the
way down will lengthen the leg. In winter, wear a
black opaque stocking and black pump.
2. Wear Slingbacks: One of the most rewarding
side-effects of wearing this style of shoe is most
definitely the fact that they keep the ankle clean,
which means your legs will look thinner and longer,
no matter what the season.
3. V-shaped Vamps: One of the best tips I can offer
is to wear shoes with V-shaped vamps as often as
possible. The V shape really helps your legs look
thinner and taller, and what girl doesn’t want that?!
4. Sandals/Opened-Toe: Shoes with an open-toe or
high-heeled sandals will give your thighs and calves
a slimmer appearance than a closed-toe shoe will.
Plus, they are way more comfortable.
5. Match Your Shoes & Hose/Tights: Matching your
shoes to your hose or tights, when wearing a skirt or
a dress, will help your legs look thinner. If your skirt
is also in a matching color, you’ll look thinner from
the waist down.
6. Avoid Ankle Straps & Ankle Boots: Usually these
constricting styles will give the appearance of shorter
legs. For the most part longer seems thinner, so skip the
ankle straps if you want your legs to look slimmer.
Look 1: Dress by Bryan Reyes $995 @ Saks
Look 2: Blouse by DKNY $57.99 @ Saks
Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall. Belt by Street
Ahead $125 @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland
Mall. Shoes by Christian Loubotin $995 @
Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall.
Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall. Skirt by Diane
von Furstenberg $ 245 @ Saks Fifth Avenue,
Dadeland Mall. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent
$945 @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall.
Looking for great skin? Try the 30-day
Organics to Go Kit from Juice Beauty.
Packed with powerful botanicals such as
antioxidant-rich cherry, lemon juices and
green apple, the combination of cleanser,
exfoliator, replenishing serum and
moisturizer will leave your skin feeling
clear, fresh, healthy and eco-friendly;
Unleash your inner anaconda with the
Celina Clutch from uber-hot New York
designer Kara Ross. Wrought in glazed
python skin with gold and onyx, this
clutch — and its several drop-dead
gorgeous cousins — recently made a
cameo at Neiman Marcus in Village of
Merrick Park; $1,320, KaraRossNY.com.
Men’s fashion hasn’t changed too
much in the last 100 years — but
what has isn’t always for the better.
Here are 3 classics we’d love to see
make a comeback.
24 B ow t i e D r e a m s
James Bond proves that wearing one of
these doesn’t mean you’ll look like a nerdy
science teacher. Not that there’s necessarily
anything wrong with that – Raiders of the
Lost Ark, anyone?
H o t H at
From Abe Lincoln to Jamiroquai, the top
hat (in all its sizes) has crowned the head
of many a leader, but despite a select brave
few, a small percentage of men opt for
them when it comes to headgear.
They’re not just for little old ladies with
bad hips. A sporty walking stick can make
for a snappy, stylish accessory. Plus, you
can hide a sword in it. And who doesn’t
want a secret sword on hand?